Day 111: Panama City, Panama
I’m not a big fan of fast food; I have the occasional drunken hankering for Burger King but we didn’t eat a lot of it growing up, especially since my mother told me McDonalds put worms in its hamburgers.
We did eat Kentucky Fried Chicken for family birthdays. I don’t know if anyone particularly liked it but it meant no one had to cook so everyone had a nice time. I haven’t eaten in KFC in years but I have been eating delicious fried chicken throughout Central America.
Pio Pio is all over the the city and the line-ups out the door intrigued me. As I had also seen KFC I started to think this was a fried chicken lover city. For the low price of $1.99 I ordered the most popular combo #1, which is a fried chicken breast, fries and a coke.
Notoriously dry, the chicken breast was moist but also with just a little more flavour than cardboard. I wasn’t expecting the spice explosion of KFC, but maybe a dash of pepper?
Panama isn’t known for its spice so I’ll take it that this is exactly how the locals want it. Me? I won’t head to KFC but I’ll try something elsewhere.