It gets batter and batter
The crispy Chicken Pops and burger patties at this tiny new burger-and-fried-chicken joint are worth the trip to the outskirts of the city for junk-food junkies
Hiranandani Estate in Thane is like an oasis in the middle of a desert. A well-developed locality in itself, there’s not much available outside the township. Tiny burger joint Katty’z might therefore help residents get their junk-food fix.
The menu is divided into three sections: Burgers, Fried Chicken and Wraps. You can also choose from their combo meals that include a serving of fries and a soft drink.
We opted for the Kz Veggie (Rs 50) and Kz Chicken Supreme (Rs 95). Both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian patties were superbly crisp and were worth the trip to the northern part of the city. The veggie burger, though, could have done with a little spice. The Chicken Supreme was very filling and the chicken was cooked perfectly.
Next up, we ordered the Kz Chicken Pops (Rs 50) and Veg Cheese Fingers (Rs 50 for 6 pieces). The Chicken Pops actually had lots of chicken and weren’t smothered in batter, which made for quite a filling meal. We wish that they had a little more flavour. We loved the crispy outer covering of the Cheese Fingers, which gave way to a smooth, cheesy filling. Second round, please!
We sampled the Paneer Tikka Wrap (Rs 70) and Chicken Achari Tikka from the Wrap section. Both wraps fulfilled our longing for spice. The Paneer Tikka could have done even better had the smoky flavour of the cottage cheese come through. Instead, we got the usual refrigerated spicy paneer with a generous dose of creamy sauce.
The Chicken Achari Tikka, on the other hand, was wholesome and the twang of the sour achaar did wonders for the chicken.
At present, they only sell soft drinks in pet bottles, but we didn’t mind the limited options, considering that Katty’z scores high on food.
At: Katty’z, 13, Flora Building, Hiranandani Estate, Thane (W).
Katty’z didn’t know we were there. The Guide reviews anonymously and pays for meals.