Asian Rotisserie

PiJiu Belly: Atlanta, GA, USA

I came here based on the recommendation of two YELP friends who said that this place was pretty decent.  However, the main reason that I came was to try their ASian rotisserie chicken.  After we agreed to meet for lunch here, we decided to split the following items:

  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken
  • thai tater tots
  • brussel sprouts with lemon/citrus-flavored creme fraiche

Getting a whole chicken to split was much more profitable for two than to get a half chicken platter.

Rotisserie Chicken: word on the street is that this chicken, while rubbed in rotisserie spices does not come out like a normal rotisserie chicken.  It’s actually better.

PROS

  • fried chicken skin, without the batter: that’s how crispy the skin is.  It’s rotisserie style alright though.
  • good flavor with the combination of rubs but not overly salty
  • meat is not overly dried out
  • it’s a whole chicken y’all.  It’s pretty darn big!

CONS

  • none really.  could use a bit of a sauce to go with it.

PiJiu Belly - rotisserie chicken

Thai Tator Tots: I’m not really sure what makes them Thai but they are pretty tasty.  I do like sweet potato tots in general over regular tots which probably biases me a little bit.

PROS

  • huge hefty amount: perfect to share for the table.
  • not overly oily until you get to the bottom or you wait to long to eat them
  • the chipotle aioli complements the savoriness of the tater tots.

CONS

  • none.

PiJiu Belly - Thai Sweet Tater Tots

Brussels Sprouts: I used to hate this vegetable but all these restaurants have really turned it around for me.  This turned out to be quite tasty.

PROS

  • nice amount to share
  • not overly burnt where the leaves are all black: it’s hard to cook these where they have a great flavor but are not burnt
  • that creme fraiche was pretty tasty and blended well with the bitterness of the brussels sprouts

CONS

  • these were definitely a bit oilier than the tater tots.  Having the cream sauce definitely helped to cut the grease a bit.

PiJiu Belly - roasted brussel sprouts with lemon creme fraiche

I’m not sure if I would come back again.  The chicken was definitely worth it though but the rest weren’t amazing to the point of blowing me off my feet.  However, it’s not something I will pass up if I’m ever in the area, and my friends wanted to meet up there.  In summary:

  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken:***.85 (3.85 stars)
  • thai tater tots: ***.75 (3.75 stars)
  • brussel sprouts with lemon/citrus-flavored creme fraiche: ***.75 (3.75 stars)

You can find them here:

678 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Let me know what you think about the Asian rotisserie if you happen to get it. Happy eating everyone!

R/g

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This entry was published on January 31, 2016 at 14:24. It’s filed under American, fusion, Korean, restaurants, The Gastronome and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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