Finger lickin’ feasts abound at all-you-can-eat chicken buffet KaiKai Chicken
If there is one word that can brighten up our whole day, it’s ‘buffet’. Although the days of the Sizzler salad bar are behind us, that doesn’t mean that buffets are an extinct species. KaiKai Chicken has brought all-you-can-eat goodness to St Lucia, plating up piles of crispy fried chicken, pizza and ribs for those whose hunger is best described as ‘formidable’.
Brothers Phillip and Michael Tan have grown up in and around the hospitality industry for most of their lives, working across numerous styles of venues from humble fish and chip shops to five-star hotels. After selling their previous buffet-style business in Sunnybank a couple of years back, Phillip and Michael went on an extended holiday around southeast Asia to take in the flavours of various cultures and gather inspiration for their next venture. When the duo came back to Brisbane it was with the intention of putting everything they’d learned into practice, which has resulted in KaiKai Chicken – a buffet-style restaurant that specialises in, well, mountains of fried chicken.
Let’s get down to the feasting facts. For a set price you and your pals can be treated to the fried chicken buffet, which also gives you access to a salad offering and a hot food section that includes unlimited pizza. Each batch of chicken is cooked fresh to order, with the staff helping you decide on serving sizes to start with. The chicken comes in a variety of flavours inspired by Phillip and Michael’s travels, from original fried to yangnyum (Korean chilli sauce), honey soy, soy wasabi mayo, Buffalo with blue cheese sauce, Black Dragon (soy vinegar), Cajun with spiced mayo and more. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also fill up the gaps with a serve of loaded fries, while the coming weeks will see ribs introduced to the buffet offering. Also, those needing a beverage to wash everything down can sample Korean, Thai and Japanese beers as well as soju and selected spirits.
You’d have to be cluckin’ mad to miss the buffet goodness. Find KaiKai Chicken in the Stumble Guide for opening times and booking details.
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