Drasko’s Hot Chicken, Mount Hawthorn

PERTH | Drasko’s Hot Chicken is the brainchild of journalist turned My Kitchen Rules contestant turned fine dining chef turned restaurateur Drasko Jankovic and Ken Craigie of fried chicken gurus Royals Hot Chicken. It’s all about top notch fried chicken, heavily inspired by the fiery Hot Chicken that Drasko encountered while eating his way through Nashville, along with fine dining tweaks, many learnt during his time at Noma. The brine, for example, has a dashi rather than a buttermilk base.

The result is chicken that’s crisp, juicy, and delicious. You can get it in the aforementioned burger form, or as a Nashville Quarter / Maryland (drumstick and thigh), wings, and tenders. Spice levels range from the milder than mild “Southern”, to the off-menu sign a waiver “Bastard Chicken”. I went for level four out of five “Hot” and… yeah it’s extremely hot! Probably should have gone for the “Medium” in hindsight, but you bet I still ate it all.

For sides, the fries are some of the best in town, seasoned with a house made roast chicken garum chicken salt. And while I didn’t try them (rookie mistake), the “Mama’s Beans”, which riff on Drasko’s Serbian heritage and his mum’s pasulji, ate supposed to be ridiculously good.

I hoped to get back for a dine in feed, but alas time got the best of me. You bet that next time I’m in town I’ll be heading to Drasko’s for some chicken, chips, and those beans.


Drasko’s Hot Chicken

148 Scarborough Beach Road
Mount Hawthorn
Western Australia 6016
Australia

Telephone: 0451 921 319
E-mail: [email protected]
Website

Open
Thu: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 3:00pm; 5:00pm to 9:00pm

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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.

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