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The Food Diaries // 020

There have been 20 entries in The Food Diaries! People seem to enjoy them, which I’m glad to see and I enjoy writing them because what’s not to love about food? (Except when you’re dying from an allergic reaction, ahem)

These days I’ve been craving fried chicken like a pregnant lady, so it’s only right that I must write a post about fried chicken. More specifically fried chicken burgers.

Other Side Fried were promoting on Instagram free chicken burgers for the first 100 people that headed over to Dirty South in Lewisham. My fat ass obviously had to get in on the action. Unfortunately, I missed out on the free burger but still got 30% off my order.

What came next was an unbelievable amount of happiness because their burgers are out of this world. And I don’t put that lightly.

I ordered the O.S.F burger – fried chicken, brown butter mayo, parmesan, garlic, lettuce. Whoever came up with brown butter mayo deserves an award because what the hell? What is that sweet elixir? The fried chicken was the perfect amount of crispy and juicy. Have you ever bit into a burger and the juices come running down the side of your mouth and you look like a hot mess? But you’re okay with that because the food is so damn good

Alongside the burger, I also ordered the Dirty Fries – bacon, parmesan, hot sauce, ranch sauce. Aside from fried chicken, cheese is another one of my weaknesses. (Now that I write that I’m wary that people can actually exploit me because all they need to do is give me fried chicken and cheese and I will do anything for them).

Speaking of, potatoes are so versatile, don’t you think? I could probably write a whole post on the versatility of potatoes – boiled or baked, to steamed, roasted, microwaved or fried. EVEN ALCOHOL. But anyway…

The fries were so delicious, especially with all the toppings – such an explosion of flavour in my mouth. It was a religious experience. There was a feeling of complete satisfaction when I finished the meal ~ the kind where you have to lean back in your seat and pop the button on your jeans. (I usually wear stretchy pants on food trips, but I don’t know what happened on that day)

You’ll be pleased to hear that I did manage to get a free chicken burger in the end at the opening of Peckham Levels back in December. This time I went for the Honey Butter burger – fried chicken, smoked honey butter, bacon, pickles, lettuce. It’s not me that is crying. It’s you. When the honey butter drips onto your fingers, you got to lick that shit clean because YOU ARE NOT A WASTEFUL PERSON. ?

Could I wax any more lyrical about Other Side Fried? Yes, most likely. But then you’d all be like, “Shut up, Chynna. We get it. You love fried chicken!” when really you should ultimately be planning your next trip to Other Side Fried. Okay? Okay.

It is now me that must go to every single spot that they serve their burgers. Obviously.

Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ

Dirty South, 162 Lee High Road, London, SE13 5PR

Peckham Levels, Peckham Town Centre Carpark, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST

Unit 62, The Loft, Camden Lock Market, London, NW1 8AF






  • Katy

    Oh my gosh, that is an epic burger! I’m not personally a fan of burgers or chips, but I can appreciate a tasty looking one all the same! My brother is going to London soon for a meeting, I’ll be sharing this with him so he knows where to eat while he’s there!
    Honey butter sounds delicious, I want to try that!

  • Nancy

    For some reason, I feel like you have 10914810918240 posts in your “The Food Diaries” series XD. Oh man, fried chicken is so good, I don’t blame you for stuffing yourself with them! UGH I never had a fried chicken burger before but that sounds delish!

    30% off is still better than completely missing out! The fries look LIT! Ugh, I’m going to be on a quest to find some delish burgers and fries this weekend… Potatoes are gems for being so versatile!

    Glad you enjoyed your time at Other Side Fried!

    • Chynna

      NANCY, WHAT? You better go find a place in LA that does good fried chicken burgers and start yamming! If you succeed in your quest, I need photographic evidence so I can live vicariously through you. Kthnx!

  • Susie @ Mile High Dreamers

    Total guilty admission: burgers are probably the top thing I miss from my meat eating days. Like, I still LOVE the smell of a burger, and when I’m satisfying a burger craving, I go totally trashy veggie burger with fake ass processed cheese haha. It works!
    These look insanely epic. And those fries… I could eat fries all day every day and never get sick of them.
    Definitely feeling the food envy right now!

    Susie |

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