Bird is the Word: From the team behind Sheung Wan’s now-closed Little Birdy comes Big Birdy, a “grown-up” version of the popular original eatery. Like the original, Big Birdy still focuses on all things chicken, although the menu now boasts Portuguese-style, flame-grilled varieties, made with a secret-recipe mixture of Peri Peri spices.
Look & Feel: Big Birdy is on High Street in Sai Ying Pun, about a 12-minute walk from the former Little Birdy location. The new establishment offers much more space than the old joint, and there’s an industrial-chic vibe to the place.
On the Menu: Free-range and hormone-free chicken are served by the quarter (quarter, HK$85; half, HK$160; whole, HK$290). They come complete with your choice of Peri Peri sauce — which is, of course, one of Portuguese cuisine’s most famous condiments: mild, hot, “insanely hot,” or lemon garlic. Elsewhere on the menu, find the likes of chicken and waffles (HK$150) or the “Heisenberg” burger (HK$130), which has “comfort food” written all over it: it’s made with fried chicken, American Cheese, pickles and Peri Peri aioli. Fans of Little Birdy will be glad to find favorites from the old menu, like the “tasty flocker” sandwich (HK$90) made with flame-grilled chicken and piled with rocket, avocado, onion and mayo. There’s something here for vegetarians too: the “herbivore” sandwich (HK$80) consists of charred mixed vegetables, rocket, olive tapenade and pesto.
Great For: Grabbing a quality quick bite.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.