TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese fast food chain Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken, which boasts chicken cutlets that are "bigger than your face," opened a branch in Montreal, Canada late last year and is coming to Vancouver soon.
In October last year, the popular Taiwanese chicken chain opened a branch in Montreal, the most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec. Its claim to fame is its trademark "large chicken cutlets," which are more than 30 centimeters in width and sell for 10 Canadian Dollars (US$7.54) before tax.
The deep-fried chicken cutlets come with a choice of seasonings such as salt and pepper, spicy seaweed, and plum. For a few extra dollars, customers can have their cutlet stuffed with cheese or coated with a "crispy" batter.
(Photos from Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken Facebook page)
There are also chicken combo platters and popcorn chicken bites, which include sides such as French fries, fried King Oyster mushrooms, or fried plum sweet potato wedges. Customers can wash this all down with a choice of fruity drinks, such as apple yogurt or strawberry soda.
Hot-Star started out in at Taipei's Shilin Night Market in 1992, where it soon grew to fame and drew long lines. Over the past decade, it has been undertaking an overseas expansion, and in addition to Canada, it now has branches in Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, and the U.S.
(Photo from Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken Facebook page)
Having first arrived in the country in 2015, Hot-Star also has other locations in Canada, including Toronto, Kitchener, and Windsor. It is soon expanding to downtown Vancouver and Richmond as well.
The Montreal store is located at 1953 Sainte-Catherine West.
Man demonstrating massive size of chicken cutlet. (Photo from Hot-Star Facebook page)