Nando’s – Kuala Lumpur


Nando’s is an international chain that specializes in chicken with peri peri sauce. The piri piri sauce uses chilis native to Africa but made famous by the Portuguese.

The first Nando’s opened in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1987.

I have seen and passed by Nando’s on numerous occasions while in Asia, but never thought much about it since it is a chain restaurant.

After talking to one of my friends, he professed his love of Nando’s, and in particular their peri peri sauce.

During my quick layover in Kuala Lumpur I decided to check-out Nando’s since it was in the accompanying mall of the hotel.

I ordered the double chicken breast with the hottest peri peri sauce they have.

Chicken with Peri Peri

When the dish arrived, I was somewhat disappointed. This did not look like a double chicken breast to me. The chicken was tender, but a little dry. As for the peri peri , although I ordered the hottest they had, it was not spicy at all.

I also used the garlic peri peri  sauce which had more flavor.

The French Fries were just okay, and reminded me of the fries at Red Robin, right down to the seasoned salt.

Overall, I was not impressed by Nando’s. After eating here though, another one of my friends professed her love of Nando’s. Maybe I caught them on a bad day, and need to give them another shot in the future.

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