We Tried Subway's Mysterious Avocado Cheese Chicken Nuggets

By Joshua Cawthorpe, June 8, 2020

4 0

‘We Try It’ is a regular series where we try the latest off-beat food and beverage offerings.

When we stumble across a culinary paradox like soap-flavored gum or dipping fries in a milkshake, we feel obligated to try. Naturally, our curiosity compelled us to try Subway’s relatively new avocado cheese-filled chicken nuggets.

After ordering a two-piece set (RMB13.5) on Meituan, the nuggets arrived surprisingly hot and noticeably larger than McDonald’s beloved Mcnuggets. We cracked the first one open to inspect the contents and discovered a layer of pale green paste throughout the nugget. The breading tasted peppery and flavorful, the ‘chicken’ well seasoned and the mysterious green filling was by no means unpleasant.

Chicken-nugget-1.jpeg

open-nugget.jpeg
Images via That’s

Beyond questioning the chicken quality (which one should always do at fast food eateries), we found ourselves pondering why the mysterious paste didn’t taste like avocado or cheese. We guess throwing avocado and chicken into a food product is a simple way to validate Subway’s position as a health-conscious franchise.

As for expectations for a sandwich chain’s new chicken nugget, we found them to be above average. However, the two-nugget set for RMB13.5 puts the price-per-nugget at two and a half times more than Mcnuggets, which arrive in a flock of 5. So while we wouldn’t say we’re lovin’ it, if a seagull dropped one into our mouths then we would chew and swallow.

Price: RMB13.5

Who’s eating them: Avocado addicts, crazed chicken lovers named Chad

For more 'We Try It,' click here.

[Cover image via Pixabay, That’s; compiled by Felix ‘Funk Dawg’ Chan]

more news

Shanghai Food & Drink Gossip: November 2020

Your monthly serving of new restaurants, bars and tasty gossip tidbits.

Shanghai Food & Drink Gossip: October 2020

Your monthly serving of new restaurants, bars and tasty gossip tidbits.

Last Call for German Beer, Food & Vibes at Zapfler’s Oktoberfest

Enjoy all things German at Zapfler's Oktoberfest!

Shanghai Restaurant Review: Food Theory

China's first ever 'food hub,' a restaurant meets cocktail bar meets cooking school meets pastry institute meets coffee bistro —a true identity crisis if we’ve ever seen one.

KFC Launches Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets in China

Yes, you’ll have to preorder them online to try at select stores!

Veggie Mama's Recipe for Quick & Healthy Vegan Asian Orange 'Chicken'

Another great recipe from China-based foodie and former Shanghai restaurateur Lindsey Fine (aka Veggie Mama).

How to Order Takeout on China's Ele.me Food Delivery App

We give you a quick guide to one of China’s ‘Big Two’ in the food delivery world.

How to Order Delivery on China's Meituan Food App

You too can have food delivered to your doorstep in China.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives