Surry Hills has a new chicken-focused shop from the team behind South East Asian eatery Sugarcane. Named Juicy Lucy, the new chicken shop on Elizabeth Street is set to make a big impact on discerning fried chicken fanatics by taking the classic Aussie chicken shop and blending that with Sugarcane’s Asian influence. The owners, Milan Strbac and Griff Pamment, are confident these recipes will take off with slow-roasted birds spiced overnight in a brine of Sichuan pepper, cloves, cassia bark, and coriander seeds, then stuffed with garlic rice, or rotisserie chicken prepped with garlic, coriander, white pepper, and fresh turmeric. There’s even a specially made Asian-style tapioca batter which gives the fried drumettes and chicken tenders a unique flavour.
Aside from fried chicken, Juicy Lucy will also be doing up burgers and wraps, including The Jackie Chan, which is a wrap of rice, Malay chicken, pickles, and herbs, and The Lil’ Kim, a burger with slaw, kimchi, and Korean BBQ chicken. Salads will also be on the menu, rotating daily with a line-up that includes Asian coleslaw, Green Papaya salad, and an Asian Caesar with iceberg lettuce, kaffir lime, coconut dressing, and pork crackling.
Address: 232A Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 11am til late