Ah, Nando’s – cemented firmly in the halls of Dunedin’s upper echelons of fast food, this bad boi is most certainly a cut above.
Last week I was keen for a squawkin’ good hangover feed, and I was not disappointed at all by the offerings. I ordered meself a classic chicken burger with a plot twist of a second peri-peri chicken breast. I got it without tomato, because tomatoes are for losers who hate themselves.
Because I’m offensively white, I went with the lemon and herb spice level, and added some cheese for extra zing. This burger was a whopping $14 fiddy, but I dug into my “no regrets” fund in order to treat myself.
Adding a side of “seriously large chips” for another $9 fiddy, I was pretty excited to tuck into these peri peri salted friends. For the record, I wouldn’t call these “seriously large” though, unless you’re a three year old or an Instagram #wellness hoe who is obsessed with “glutes”.
On the other hand, the chips were FUCKING YUMMO. They were perfectly spiced, and just the right amount of crispy on the outside with just the right amount of softness on the inside. McDonald’s hash brown level of perfect.
My companion Jack had himself a vegan version of my burger, which is the same burger but with a vegan patty in it instead. Metres away, my skin was burning with the radiation from his smug sense of self-satisfaction as he swaggered up to loudly order his ethical burger. All smugness aside, the Nando’s vegan burger is a tasty-ass way to save the planet. My only issue with Nando’s in Dunedin is that it is where a pub used to be, and any closure of a pub is a travesty in my opinion. But otherwise, keep that succulent goodness coming!