Here’s a true story: whoever first put fried chicken and waffles together is a saint and we should venerate them as such.
Here’s another true story: my favourite chicken & waffles in Vancouver dish in Vancouver was the one at Tuc Craft Kitchen in Gastown. I was say was because as I learned when I visited them this past weekend they have changed up the recipe. Luckily, the new ones are good too.
The hook with the old chicken and waffles was the sauces. Syrup, hot sauce, and house made hollandaise, and the combination of the three plus the breading on the chicken and the fresh made waffle added up to something special. The new one only has the syrup, but there’s more to the chicken itself.
The new chicken & waffles omits the hot sauce and the hollandaise, but the chicken is now glazed and breaded in a sweet chilli ginger sauce and the waffles are a little thinner and lighter. You also get three waffles, which is a nice touch when you’re a tall guy like me.
I wrote about these on Instagram when I first tried them and my write up then sounded a bit dour. That came from the shock that one of my favourite brunches in the city had gone away. The truth is that the new Tuc chicken & waffles are also fantastic though and they’re definitely worth your time. I just don’t 100% know yet if they are my favourite in the city anymore.