Thursday, October 26, 2006

Meals 2-Dico's

Dico's is China's indigenous version of KFC, but it's definitely not as tasty as the Colonel's brand. The fast food chain has made it to at least three cities (I saw it JH, Kunming, and Urumqi) and will probably keep expanding.

The chicken there was piping hot, served in ample portions, but it had the Chinese aftertaste that pervades most western food in China. As Frank said, "You'll find that western food in China is like that--pretty good, but just not the same."

So don't expect Dico's to make your fried chicken like Big Ma did it back in the deep south. But if you go in with low expectations, you'll leave full and pleasantly surprised. The sundaes are almost as good as McDonald's, but again, they leave something to be desired, and for six kuai, you might as well take a trip to the Burmese place to eat some strawberry shaved ice. More on that in a later post.

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