Juicy Lucy Chicken Surry Hills
Tucked round the corner from Sugarcane Restaurant (now Juicy Lucy Dining: Read Here) is their second – an all chicken diner that dishes up wallet friendly eats. Juicy Lucy Chicken is your local neighbour chickenshop with the Sugarcane Asian twist. Milan Strbac says the chicken is brined for 12 hours before being prepped and loaded with asian spices like szechuan peppers and more. Rotisserie Chicken serves comes with some fragrant garlic rice and smells pretty incredible. The one thing pictures don’t convey? That aromatic thai/asian styled spice they use. So come to Juicy Lucy Asian Flavours expecting chicken wraps, burgers, rotisserie and butterflied rotisserie chooks.
All wraps and burgers $12. Doube Up $3 Combo meals with fries and can of coke $16. There’s an homage to Asian superstars with names like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee on that menu board.
Juicy Luicy has a primary colour scheme running through it and its a funky looking primarily yellow cafe. Right under the counter is a piece done by local artist Mike Watts. To the one side, a large neon light with their signature mascot all lit up. Once Juicy Lucy Chicken starts trading nights (starting 22nd Feb), it’s going to be hard to miss.
Juicy Lucy’s Lil Kim burger (with kimchi, mound of fries – can of soft drink not pictured) $16. Its pretty great value. It should be noted that the chicken patty comes from a piece of maryland and its a ginormous hunk of bird. Tasty. Alongside the burger, Juicy Lucy also does drumettes – there’s sticky wings and crunchy chicken drumettes in that array there. $7 small $10 large.
Return Visit 29/02/16: We got a chance to try one Juicy Lucy’s double burger in the form of a Lil Kim with double patties (and its a lot of chicken in there). Seriously a lot of chook. Also today, their Juicy Lucy Chicken burger which in its simplicity; chicken, cheese, tomatoes, bun and sriracha sauce – sort of reminded us of the Deus Popup burger. It’s a pretty darn great chicken burger and one we’re sure will be a favourite for a lot of diners once this catches on. It so good, we’re popping in onto our top burgers in Sydney list.
From their rotisserie menu; Aunt Lucy’s Large Seasoned chicken comes on a bed of garlic rice stuffing. Quarter Bird $12 with chips and Coke. Again, great prices for a robust flavoursome lunch. You can see the flavouring on the chicken and its both tender and delicious.
Juicy Lucy Chicken
232a Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills 2010