I don't eat Nando's very often. The last time I was here to try a new flavour, I ended up enjoying their rather tangy and zesty Mango & Lime flavour very much.
So, when I read about their introduction of a new dish, I knew I wanted to try. So, after completing my grocery shopping one morning, I stopped by Nando's for breakfast cum lunch.
This new dish of Coco-Cataplana @ RM29.90 is actually peri-peri chicken basted in a mix of a new coconut and peri-peri sauce. You get to choose the part of the chicken you want, either drumstick or wing portion, and the flavour from Mango & Lime to Lemon & Herb, Mild, Hot or Extra-Hot Peri-Peri (I picked Lemon & Herb).
First of all, the dish came served in a cataplana, or copper pot, a kind of traditional cookware used in Portuguese cuisine. What a unique presentation :)
The grilled seasonal vegetables of carrots (could be softer), green & red bell peppers, onions, zucchini and broccoli, together with fresh button mushrooms, were lightly charred to instill a bit of that smoky flavour (I wouldn't have minded a tad more charring).
A glass of Citrus Iced Tea is recommended with the dish but I loved the zesty and refreshing Tropical Fruitea @ RM9.90 so much the last time out that I just had to have it again.
I think this new Coco-Cataplana is going to be yet another hit...especially to those who love the flavours of the rich and creamy coconut sauce though some might find the sauce a tad too rich and (perhaps) a bit on the sweet side.