Famous Taiwanese large fried chicken spot opening up two Metro Vancouver locations


Taiwanese fried chicken is large and in charge. These flattened deep-fried chicken pieces are huge, literally. Now one famous chain, Hot Star, has revealed where their two upcoming Metro Vancouver locations will be.

The beloved night market snack showcasing a juicy 30-cm wide fried chicken cutlet will be available soon in downtown Vancouver at 566 Granville Street and in Richmond at 1623-4791 McClelland Road.

Hot Star began in Taiwan back in 1992, and has slowly but surely been expanding their global empire in the following years. In 2015 they hit the Canadian market, but their expansion to B.C. has been anticipated for well over a year now.

The chain’s large fried chicken comes in several versions, including with your choice of seasonings, in a fiery Korean style, stuffed with cheese, or in a “crispy” coating. You can get fried chicken combos, as well as Taiwanese popcorn chicken bites. Sides include regular french fries, fried King Oyster mushrooms, or fried plum sweet potato wedges.

You can follow @hotstar_canada on Instagram for updates on their Vancouver-area locations.

Check out some shots of their chicken, including the signature “large” that’s as big as your head.


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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where SHE (look no typo!) earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com