We are currently on the hunt for Joburg’s best chicken wings. Follow our #chickenwingchallenge posts to find what’s worth the finger licking and the wings worth avoiding.
Got a favourite we haven’t tried yet? Let us know in the comments.
Meet the hungry people:
The Fussy Eater
Eats chicken wings like a lady, dabbing the corners of her mouth as she goes, prefers flavour over fire and mistrusts menu descriptions.
Chicken Wing Expert
Has an appetite for chicken wings that would put Molly Schuyler to shame. Likes them hot and spicy like his woman. Must be served with beer.
What: 5 Full Wings with Chips (Lemon and Herb)
Cooking Method: Flame grilled, then coated with extra sauce
Service: Quick and Friendly
She says: I’ve been eating at Nando’s since they opened their first restaurant in Rosettenville. I have, however, never ordered the chicken wings off their menu, opting either for a ¼ chicken or full chicken to share, or a burger or wrap instead. Going forward, I won’t be ordering chicken wings ever again. I was disappointed, the meat of the wings was dry and the skin was still flobby. Although we had ordered lemon and herb, I’m sure they coated them in mild sauce, which is fine with me, but may present some problems with people who can’t handle any heat. Also for 60 bucks, you are better off ordering a half chicken and chips, which would be much better value for your money.
He says: These wings were nothing to write home about. If I had to rate them, I would give them a 4.5 out of 10. The Woolies’ wings we tried were infinitely better, I wouldn’t order these again.
Worth it: Nope. Stick to your trusted favourites at Nando’s. They should consider removing the wings from the menu.