THE FLYING COCK - 388 BRUNSWICK STREET, FORTITUDE VALLEY 4006

Reviewed  - 4 March 2015

Website - https://www.facebook.com/theflyingcock

This new joint in Fortitude Valley has taken flight and is a hit among the city locals for their beers, cocktails, pub food and interesting décor. Everyone loves a good pun and with burgers like the Hickory Dickory Dock Burger you are sure to be entertained before you even begin eating! Both the Parmi Hunters popped in on Wednesday for their 2-for-$20 Parmi special to see if they can live up to the hype.

Review:

Andrew -  Going into this I was pretty pumped for a cheap $10 Parmi, but had reservations on the quality for the price paid. Overall I have to say I enjoyed my Parmi, but suffered some inconsistencies that let me down.

The good things about 2-for-1 specials is the price obviously, but the downside is that comparisons are going to get drawn about both dishes when sitting next to each other. Though the look of both Parmi's were basically identical, the Parmi itself was noticeably different to Paul's.

A reasonable sized piece of chicken that was surprisingly thin to start with, only thickening out as we neared the end. This differed to Paul who had a huge, thick piece of chicken the whole way through. The crumb here though is awesome, being home made, full of spice and super crunchy. This was a big winner for me!

One thing we both noticed was the sides. Not your conventional salad here, instead being substituted for apple-coleslaw and aioli sauce. This is the first time I've seen this and it was refreshingly tasty. A bit of change never hurt nobody and the risk pays off here! Also we were both shocked at the massive serve of shoestring fries provided nestled snugly under and to the side of the Parmi. Again these are spiced similarly to the Parmi and pack some mean flavour. Both sides were also a big winner for me!

Big let down for me however was the lack of Napoli! I literally searched for it under my cheese and it was either soaked into the crumb or non existent. The crumb itself is quiet thick so at times I was finding everything a bit dry and I was lacking some sauce to soak everything up.

Overall an average Parmi that was let down in a few areas. Having Paul's next to me I knew there is potential; however, I was left wanting more! For $10 though this is a bargain, I would of felt disappointed at full price.

My Score - 7/10

 

Paul - This Parmi has everything…thick chicken breast with amazing tasting herb crumbs, melting cheese cooked to perfection, ham and sauce just right, apple coleslaw side which makes a good change to a side salad and a shitload of shoe sting fries and for $10 on a Wednesday (2 for $20 deal) there is not much I could fault about this Parmi.

 The only issue I had was the consistency of the serving. On ordering the 2 for $20 deal two different Parmis seemed to show up at the table…one had a thinner and smaller chicken breast with the cheese under cooked and the fires cold but this was not eaten by me…the other, as descripted above, was perfection and eaten by me in minutes. 

If you are cheap and love a good meal special, grab a few mates and hit up the Flying Cock on Wednesday nights. It is so far one of my favourites. 

My Score - 9/10

 
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Rating - Average Score 8/10  - For what we paid this was a great little Parmi. Lots of flavour in the crumbs and the sides and though the inconsistencies between both our Parmi's were evident, we really enjoyed what The Flying Cock had to offer. Head on down on a Wednesday night to take the advantage of the 2-for-$20 special.

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