Top Chef Season One contestant & Private Chef of Beverly Hills, Brian Hill, sure knows how to dish out some delish 24-hr marinated Golden Fried Chicken Tenders from his Comfort Truck. They're so tender and juicy, I wish I could let those tough, NON-Hawaiian Sliders slide.
- glistening, drippingly juicy Golden Fried Chicken Tenders (5 for $5)
- tangy, smooth 'n thin BBQ Sauce
- lots of heat Hot Sauce
- the best part is the Roasted Garlic Aioli, can't even taste the pineapple Hawaiian Beef Sliders (2 for $4)
I was excited to finally get out of my Miracle Mile Food Truck comfort zone and follow @ComfortTruck to West LA for the day. Described as "Mary J Blige's Favorite", I couldn't resist splitting The Golden Fried Chicken Tenders with my hand model, as well as the new featured Hawaiian Beef Sliders.
The Chicken Tenders are a MUST ORDER. First of all, you get 5 large and in charge, plump pieces. Second of all, these babies will be the softest, tenderest, juiciest Tenders you ever had. The Batter is light and doesn't have that heavy fake crunch, but rather gentle crisp in all the right places. You can taste some Black Pepper too, but I wish they used a little more Salt. And the Chicken really does glisten inside with all the juices flowing (soon to be down your chin).
The Tenders also come with complimentary BBQ or Hot Sauce – I, of course, asked for one of each. I really liked the tangy, not too sweet BBQ Sauce because it's thin, not thick. As for the Hot Sauce, all you can really taste is heat.
The Sliders, on the other hand, really were a disappointment. After reading the following tweet that day...
...I was expecting a Burger with the same sweet, juiciness of a Luau Pulled Pork Sandwich, rubbed with Hawaiian Coffee, then mounted by Big Kahuna Chunks of Pineapple. However, upon saying Aloha to the burger with my freshly Leid mouth, no "Culinary Trip" to Hawaii was in flight. I actually walked the Burger back to the truck thinking they had mistakenly given me a different Slider, but this was not the (suit)case. So after re-entering the supposed Hawaiian Atmosphere, I found a mere 2 or 3 tiny bits of pineapple, some fatty turbulence, day old bread, then finally a successful Roasted Garlic Aioli landing. I'm not sure if the heat of the burger made the Aioli run so thin, but I actually quite enjoyed its saucey, drippy consistency and wished there was more to dip.
So next time you're free to move about the Comfort Truck, save yourself some packing and stick to the Golden Fried Chicken Tender 'n juicy ride!