F.A.T – Fried and Tasty is a burger joint specialised in fried battered chicken fillet burgers and waffles.
We went to this recently opened joint in Fitzroy, the second joint after the one in Brunswick.
They offer so many fried chicken options with Original, Spicy, Peach and Cayenne Chicken which you can pair with sides of your choice.
But if you are a burger fan like me, you will not regret to try their burgers.
They also have a range of shakes from Milo, Salted Caramel, Apple Crumble and Vanilla Malt.
We tried their Milo shakes and it sure did not disappoint and it was so huge too.
We ordered their secret burger which is not mentioned in the menu.
Just mentioned this secret burger and the staff will give you this “I got you” smile and know that you are a regular.
This burger contains almost everything you would like to combine in a burger from chips (yes you read this right), cheese, fried chicken (which you can opt for double if you would go all out on your burger), American cheese, tomato, BBQ Sauce.
Super big burger and tasty. Love how crunchy the crispy breast combined with fluffy buns and the sauce.
It was just a tad bit too salty for us since the chips were seasoned and the batter in the fried chicken was already strong, so combined together makes it too salty for our preference.
But truly love the overall taste, would order one fried chicken next time.
We also ordered Poutine as our sides which basically chips, cheese curds topped with a brown gravy.
Their large size is super generous and huge, probably you can order regular size if it is just the two of you dining.
Love the gravy on the Poutine but since they used the seasoned chips, the overall taste a bit too salty for our preference.
The other burger which is must try is Hot Hot.
Classic burger with crispy fried chicken breast with lettuce, jalapeno, American cheese and hot mayo sauce.
Love the hot mayo sauce, light but has enough kick on the spiciness note and complement the overall taste.
Although the crispy fried chicken was strongly seasoned, it works really well in the overall burger taste.
In our opinion, It is a bit too strong if you eat it by itself.
The Chicken waffles is definitely our favorite. Something so opposite can work really well together – pretty much sums up the dish.
Fried chicken, buttermilk waffles, vanilla ice cream and Canadian maple syrup.
First time the dish arrived, you can’t help but to just indulge in the aromatic sweetness from the Maple and the chicken.
The savory taste in the chicken works surprisingly well with Maple and the ice cream and the fluffy waffles.
Must try dish if you would love to try new stuff and not disappoint in the end.
Overall, truly enjoyed the experience here. Service was quick and smooth.
Definitely can see why a lot of locals dining here and lots of deliveries made during our visit.
Note: We’d like to say thank you to F.A.T Fried and Tasty’s team for having us.
Disclaimer: Honest opinions expressed here are purely on our own and are based on our experience at that time
Yay: Poutine, Hot Hot, The Chicken waffles
Nay: “Secret” Burger and Poutine were slightly over-seasoned
Location: 41-47 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9042 2022