Famous Taiwanese large fried chicken spot open in Lower Mainland

Images: Hot Star via Instagram

A long-awaited Taiwanese fried chicken restaurant finally opened its doors this week, offering cutlets as big as your head.

The well-loved night market snack – a 30-cm wide fried chicken cutlet – is available at Hot Star's new, permanent restaurant location in Richmond at 1623-4791 McClelland Road as of Thursday, May 2.

Hot Star first opened in Taiwan in 1992, and has slowly been expanding their global presence. In 2015 they hit the Canadian market, but their expansion to B.C. has been anticipated for well over a year now.

On the menu is fried chicken in multiple varieties with a choice of seasonings, including a fiery Korean style, stuffed with cheese or with a crispy coating.

In anticipation of Hot Star’s opening, check out some social media posts of their massive fried chicken:

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Say yes to fried chicken!! 🍗🍗🍗 Photo cred 📷:

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It's bigger than you face! Our North York store's 1st year anniversary is going to end this Friday Aug 24. Come fast to get your free snack or drink with every large fried chicken you purchased!! Photo credit:

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