Bite from the Bone: A Review of Alen’s Grilled and Fried Chicken
Written By Hafsa Sheikh
I’m Hafsa Sheikh, a fearless food critic extraordinaire! My insatiable hunger for exceptional cuisine has led me to explore some of Pakistan’s most renowned restaurants and hidden eateries.
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Get ready to cluck like a chicken because Alen’s Grilled and Fried Chicken is about to knock your taste buds’ socks off!
This joint may not be the most flashy, but when the bird tastes this finger-lickin’ good, who needs such extravagance?
Let’s be honest; when it comes to chicken, it’s all about the taste, and Alen’s delivers.
Trust me; you won’t be able to resist their crispy golden exterior and juicy, flavorful meat. So, put on your stretchy pants and get ready for a gustatory ‘Bravo!’
Taste: Oh, La La
Are you ready for a mouth-watering burger that packs an electrifying punch? I present to you Alen’s Volcano Burger – two grilled chicken patties overflowing with spicy jalapenos and revelatory creamy cheese sauce!
It’s like a fiesta in the mouth, with the juicy chicken patty serving as the main attraction and the jalapenos and cream cheese sauce providing the fireworks.
But don’t worry; the heat is balanced by the cool and creamy sauce, making for the perfect flavor explosion. So, grab a cold beverage to pair with the burger and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience that will have you repeating “¡Ay, caramba!” with every bite!
Otherwise, I did not find any other flavor particularly fascinating. Maybe that’s just my taste. Nevertheless, I’d urge you to be an adventurous foodie and try out what works for you!
Price: Worth 200%
Don’t let the mouth-watering descriptions fool you; Alen’s Grilled and Fried Chicken is a highly affordable joint.
The least expensive burger, Classic Chicken, will only cost PKR 220, while the most expensive one – Chicky Cheese – is still very affordable at PKR 500. My personal favorite is Volcano Burger; even that won’t go beyond PKR 460 – worth every penny!
So, if you want to indulge in the mouth-watering flavors of grilled chicken yet don’t want to blow all your money on it, then this place should be your go-to destination.
Service: Very Courteous
At Alen’s, expect to be served with a smile. The waiters are very polite and courteous, always willing to help out with any of your queries without making you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed in any way.
It’s like having a family member around! Now that’s something worth mentioning.
Ambience: Not the Best, But Not Bad
The ambience of Alen’s can be described as ‘basic.’ There’s no flashy decor or anything like that; it’s just a simple, no-frills setup.
That being said, if you’re looking for a place to eat your favorite chicken with friends without worrying about fancy dress codes or other restrictions, this is the spot.
Honorable Mentions: A True Treat
Indulge in the sensational Calzone Pizza from Alen’s – a true gastronomical treat! It mesmerizes the eyes with its golden, crunchy crust. The creamy cheese melts with a gooey stretch, delivering both texture and flavor.
The caramelized capsicum and onion have a natural sweetness, balancing the cheese’s saltiness. Last but not least, Alen’s special creamy sauce takes the experience to a whole new level. Its velvety texture and delicate tanginess blend in perfectly with all of its ingredients, creating a truly unforgettable flavor sensation!
So succulent and perfectly harmonized, this pizza is downright irresistible; you won’t be able to stop yourself from devouring it even after your stomach’s full.
So there you have it, folks! What do you think of Alen’s? Simply put, I adore the cozy vibe it gives off.
Now, if only Alen’s had more branches throughout the city, we could get our hands on these goodies even quicker… *insert laughing emoji*.