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When I was very young, my family was not exactly one of those that can afford eating out on a regular basis. However, my late dad would still bring us out for picnics and a dinner on most Sundays as a treat to us. We usually go to tai chau places, or Gurney drive, or bak kut teh; but on rarer occasions, we would go to KFC.

I always enjoyed the trips to KFC the most. I really do, and even until today, I would head to KFC for lunch at least a couple times in a month despite having access to much wider variety of both local and foreign cuisines. KFC is simply one of my favorites.

KFC Zinger Tower
KFC Zinger Tower!

Though I usually order original recipe chicken with drum stick and thigh, I do experiment with different offerings from KFC. Cheesy wedges, X meal, colonel burger, chicken rice, I think I have tried everything in the menu with chicken in it.

I vaguely remember that the Zinger Tower was introduced a few years ago and then disappeared from the menu for some reasons, and this is the it’s 2nd coming. The burger is pretty big and comes in this order:

  • Soft bun
  • Zesty chili lime sauce
  • Fresh lettuce
  • Zinger fillet
  • Cheese
  • Hash brown
  • Soft bun

What intrigued me most in the list is definitely the hash brown. I’ve actually seen people stuffing fries in their burger and always wonder how it tastes like, and this is just the perfect chance to give it a go.

KFC Zinger Tower
The Zinger Tower, poster girl not included

So Cheesie and I headed to KFC at Atria over the weekend to find out that the mall being painted white and red, exactly the color of KFC, conincident? I don’t know.

We ordered a Zinger Tower set that comes with a Zinger Tower, a mango pudding, a regular soft drink, and curiously enough, a Zinger Time watch. The watches come in 4 designs, yellow and green; yellow and red, blue and orange, and pink. No prize guessing which one the girl picked.

KFC Zinger Tower
Comes with a Zinger Time watch too!

After a bite into the burger, I now really understand why some of those mat sallehs put fries the burger. The combination of hash brown and the juicy KFC chicken fillet works really well, the melted cheese and the chili lime sauce added extra flavors to the burger too. It was surprisingly good, better than I had expected before I give it a try.

I’m not writing how good this burger is because this is supposed to be an advertorial, but because it was really that tasty. I liked it, and Cheesie too.

The Zinger Tower set goes for RM 15.90 while the a la carte price for the burger alone is RM 6.60. I think I’m going to have it again sometimes next week.

Discuss : KY eats – KFC Zinger Tower Returns!

  1. no yee sang post ar…cny arnd the corner leh :p

  2. it just sounds so heart clogging…but i suppose i will try it..if not will regret hearing abt it for a few yrs if it disappears

  3. portion too big for me dy i think.

  4. Mmmmm!!! Yummy! Chicken at KFC back home is really awesome! I missed that too! :-(

    Zinger Tower? It’s that a new addition to the KFC menu back home (unfortunately mat sallehs version of KFC here in this mat sallehs country does not have that on the menu)???

    Ought to try that one too!!:-)

  5. racoon,
    I’ve had 5 yee sang sessions, I shall post one very soon! :D

    lotsofcravings,
    Hahhaa, I love it and had it again yesterday. :P

    Myhorng,
    No la you can do it!

    Daruma 老叔,
    For some reasons KFC at USA was very disappointing when I was there, so I can share your sentiment here. :)

  6. Totally agreed – very disappointing…

    I don’t understand it myself: how could the same recipe did so lousily in a place where it was originated from… :-(

  7. woohoo… finally! got hash brown somemore! yummy~~~

  8. :O with harsh brown = more calories !!!

  9. Daruma 老叔,
    I even went to Kentucky state itself.. still it was disappointing. One of the great mysteries in life. :/

    serena,
    Yess, very nice! :D

    Jade Zheng,
    Yes, more calories better! More energy! hehehe

  10. hah i think i will try

  11. I love Zinger Tower!

  12. Ya ya, the zinger tower tasted good. I had it in HK two months ago :)

  13. tmr i will try it! :D

  14. KFC advertisements always uses extra extra large burgers and chickens all the time.
    Thus, I used to not trust their advertisement.
    KFC snack plate is still the best bet.
    I still think the KFC burger is small no matter how they advertises it.
    Big burger, get Wendy’s… my 2 cents worth.

  15. I think the Seapark outlet and the one near Universiti Malaya (the former petrol station) serve better KFC than the Atria one.. somehow. There was once a time when driving past Sungei Wang, you could smell the strong aroma of KFC emanating from their kitchen – KFC is nowhere near as good as it used to be :-{

  16. Nice! I saw the sign on the KFC in Kelana Jaya at lunch today but alas we went to some other place.

    Zinger Tower, I can’t remember the first iteration and I’ve been following Fast Food Inc. for a long, long time. Was it in 2007?

    I was plucking grass then. :p

  17. foodcrazee

    hated it the first time i tasted till now. . .sorry – personal taste

  18. oh whos that cute girl.

  19. Is it really that good? I don’t like anything about KFC except the fried chicken. And those chickens are soooooo small! KFC is just not as creative and innovative as McD. Anyway, I try not to eat fast food nowadays : )

  20. suanie,
    Make it happen!

    ShaolinTiger,
    Me too! :D

    power8003,
    The feeling is mutual ;)

    vincent,
    Best! :D

    marvinlee,
    Same goes with every other advertisement. Then again the X meal comes with a Zinger Tower and another piece of chicken and drinks for RM 10! Really filling if you ask me. ;)

    Suertes,
    Maybe it’s with the strategic placement of kitchen exhaust? lol

    Huai Bin,
    HAhahaha, the last Zinger Tower was supposed to be around 4 years ago I think.

    foodcrazee,
    LOL can’t blame you, one man’s food is another man’s poison.

    Cheesie,
    @.@

    foongpc,
    Healthy lifestyle now huh? :P

  21. wahhh best!!! LOL +D but then… not very tower also… LOL =D see ya tonite bro!!

  22. Ooo looks yummy! I think i shall go try! :) I love KFC too!

  23. I once bought a Ramly burger from Bandar Tun Razak, the guy put potato chips in it. Crispy and nice!

  24. LOLOLOL EAT BURGER GET FEMES!!11

  25. i’ve forgotten how it tastes..hehe, time to hv some.

  26. Hey, I don’t understand the bad press the Zinger Tower gets either.. I happen to think it’s pretty good! :-P I wouldn’t mind it being a little heftier though… it barely passess off as a snack!

  27. Yatz,
    Oh yehhh

    andrew,
    But it’s naiss!

    Ju Ann,
    Yess :D

    Paul Tan,
    Not bad! hahaha yah the advertisement very apt kan? :P

    Lb,
    Hahah make it happen!

    550ml jar of faith,
    oOo bad press? I think it’s quite good :)

  28. Oh My!! SO big can?! boleh masuk sekali gus tak?

    or have to take it in small small bites?!

    Hehe…Cheesie got the watch lol…why wear sunglasses har

  29. I had it last week and didn’t quite like it. Maybe because I am not a fan of hash brown and didn’t quite like the sauce… it was bit spicy too.

  30. Dunno whether I can finish the whole thing by myself. Share with you can? You pay la…

  31. hitomi,
    Can, sure can! I have big mouth! Cheesie wearing sunglasses cos wanna look more FEHMES than she already is! :X

    Yiling,
    Spicy? oooo I think maybe you’re not used to spicy food? I love spicy food :D

    eiling,
    You can la I’m sure, come la klcc :D

  32. nice! i miss KFC back home although they have KFC here (right beside work) – partly because I miss the hot+spicy (though sometimes I crave original – but here taste different as well though oddly, smells the same! the smell that wafts in the air outside KFC) but their Zinger burger also not very Zing. *hehe*

    don’t think the promo will last till May?

  33. OH SO THIS IS THE DAY YOU WERE EATING THE ZINGER BURGER.
    hahaha what the.

    But ya la, blur caseee much -_-”
    heeeeeeeee. Sorry la, i opted for snack plate instead. YUM YUM YUM. nyahaha

  34. FeR,
    I’m not sure how long it’ll last but hopefully the response is good and they keep it. :D

    debra fong,
    Hahah yah it’s that day! :D

  35. One of this can last me quite long.

  36. yes yes.. luv this new one.. at least KFC been trying to come up with new offerings! else so boring.. totally dig the lime chilli sauce!

  37. yours seems to be better looking than the 1 i ate

  38. Simon Seow,
    Why such a slow eater!

    thenomadGourmand,
    Ohh yess! :D

    jolene,
    Cos I’m more lucky! :P

  39. hey ky, wishing u a happy cny …. enjoy ur holiday. time to grab some zinger burger

  40. it Looks very gigantic LOL

    as tall as the Pepsi drink?haha…I wonder

    Gotta try it out^^ Waikiki burger that big i supposed…Miss waikiki

    Yea la…so Fehmes

  41. i always wonder can we sue them misleading the consumer for displaying photo which is not the size of the actual serving.! damn it

  42. vialentino,
    You too! :D

    hitomi,
    Hahha not that tall lah! :P

    aeroplane1234,
    You can try. :P

  43. Bitch makes me sick.

  44. MikeFoo,
    and I feel sorry for you. hehe

  45. Hey there, KY!

    The Zinger Tower is certainly delicious but can be a nasty oil barrel sometimes! Have you heard of the ol’ XXL (or was it XXXL) burger from KFC?

    Its a longer version of the Zinger Tower and its really REALLY filling! They used to have a line next to the poster of the XXL burger: ‘For Light-eaters!’

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