South African chain famous for its Afro-Portuguese peri-peri flame-grilled chicken
First published on . Updated on 3 May 2012.
Nando's is a chain of restaurants that originated in South Africa and known for its grilled chicken and peri-peri (Swahili for chili) sauce. Their bottled hot sauce comes in four levels of spiciness, ranging from lemon & herb to extra-hot peri-peri. Try the signature Peri-Peri Flame-grilled chicken ($13.90 for a quarter-chicken) or the Cataplana ($18), a unique dish consisting of a chicken thigh grilled in your choice of peri peri sauce, rice and sautéed capsicum, courgettes, onions and ripe tomatoes. Other specialities include the chicken liver ($6.90) and the side dishes (from $3.25) like the crowd-pleasing peri chips. Jonathan Tan