What is new?
Yes! You are right, Nando's is finally opening its doors in Sarawak and their first stop is in Kuching, Vivacity Megamall! I'm so honored to be invited to their grand opening on the 12th December 2015! And it so happened that it was also the opening of Vivacity Megamall as well. To be frank, the traffic was pretty crazy and it was super crowded.
This is me while awaiting for the commencement of their launching ceremony.
Soft drinks were served for the media and bloggers.
Now if you have been wondering, Nando's is not a fast food chain, but rather a good food franchise restaurant that served fast casual food and awesome Peri-Peri Chicken. Hence, Nando's has now grown into one of the world's leading fast casual restaurants brands with restaurants located in over 30 countries across the world. No doubt that everybody's getting a piece of the hot action, a sensation that gotten everybody crowning.
I was told that I can bring along some family members, so tada~ with me here is my brother, Ares. Thanks for coming :)
Upon arriving the grand opening event, I received a simple leaflet on this. I am impressed because they have a strong marketing plan with active social media sites. Not to mentioned that they do have their very own apps. It says "Every Genius Guide to downloading FREE AYAM". Cool tagline! Download Nando's App from your app store now and start earning FREE chickens! Visit perivilege.com.my for more info :D
A close shot of the Chief Operating Officer of Nando's, Mr Daniel Thong.
Me, selfie using my Casio EX-ZR1000, f/3, aperture 3.2, ISO 100. It's been awhile since I last touched my Casio camera.
Opening Dance for the Grand Launch, the Chicken Dance!
Our Emcee of the day, AL Mr emcee.
And, the kids were literally scrambled over the Nando's balloons.
Meet Barci, the mascot of Nando's!
Together with hit of the Spatula, on the count of 1, 2, 3! The egg is hatched!
Congratulations once again for the opening of Nando's first branch in Sarawak, Kuching!
Once we finished with the launching ceremony, the guest/medias/bloggers were all invited to have a meal inside.
Aren't I'm lucky to be the firsthand of people to try Nando's Peri-Peri Flame-Grilled Chicken on their opening day!
Me with Barci, the mascot of Nando's!
We were served with Nando's Appeteasers first! And this is the Peri-Peri Drizzle!
It was told you have to pour the smoky drizzle to mix with the creamy hummus and eat it with the bread pita.
I am honored to have a picture taken with Mr Daniel, the Chief Operating Officer of Nando's! Thanks for your kind words and assistance!
The Appeteasers consists of Red Pepper Dip, Spicy Mixed Olives, Hummus mixed with Peri-Peri Drizzle, and warm strips of pita bread.
The interior view from my seat. The staff were friendly and extremely attentive. The restaurant ambiance is cozy and warm with the picture window styles that allows the natural lights to shine in. The design of the ceiling was made high to create an ample of breezy space for the diners.
After the Appeteasers, we were served with side dishes of Peri Wedges, Peri French Fries, Grilled Vege, Corn-on-the-Cob with Mild Peri Sauce, Mediterranean Fried Rice, and Coleslaw. The side dishes were great except that the wedges and fries are abit salty.
Here comes the highlight of the day! The long awaited juicy and tender Peri-Peri Flame-Grilled Chicken! When it comes to chicken, Nando's Peri-Peri Flame-Grilled Chicken is second to none, it's simply the best! You just can't get enough of it! We were served with 4 unique flavors of PERI sauce! My personal point of view? It was so taste-bud tantalizing that the chicken meats straight away succumbed in my mouth savoring the fresh aroma.
Did You Know That?
Peri-Peri (pronounced as Piri-Piri) is the Mozambican word for the African Bird's-Eye Chili. Nando's has included a different levels of heat for their sauces. The PERI-o-meter provides a guide of the heat level and will help you in personalizing your chicken to suit your taste buds. For me, I can't take too spicy so "Mild" Peri sauce suits me the most along with "Lemon & Herbs" Peri Sauce.
If you are a Nando's virgin, there's few facts that you have to know! All of Nando's chicken are marinated for 24 hours for the heavenly taste, they use only A-graded chickens with trimmed of excess fats, they use 100% natural ingredients for their PERI-PERI sauce and marinade and lastly they flame-grill their chicken to perfection for a healthier touch because most of the excess fat will be burned during this process. Nando's chickens are definitely a healthier choice! Most cool part is you can check each of the nutritional value facts of each meal on their detailed menu.
Me with Audrey and Jason :) We definitely enjoyed our experience here in Nando's and I like it when they going for extra mile to ensure good food and good hospitality received by the diners.
Lastly, I'm not sure how you call this, but it taste like Batik Cake with slightly different chocolate flavor from the normal one we had.
Thank you Nando's for the goodie bag and free Peri-Peri Sauce! I'm grateful for it.
Once again, thank you Nando's for the invitation to the grand opening. So, who wants to follow me to the next trip? :)
P/S: All the pictures taken was using my CASIO EX-ZR1000 with slightly editing made. I'm now considering either to repair my Canon 7D or to opt for a new DSLR. Any good recommendations?
G-051, G-05/S & G-065B,
Jalan Wan Alwi,
93330 Kuching, Sarawak.
TEL: 082-263655 (O)/ 082-263665 (Fax).