Chieftain Chicken Skewer @ Bengal Barbecue

Price: $4.19

When: April 2, 2016, 2:15 PM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Not recommended

It’s mid-afternoon, and I find myself in Adventureland. I’m getting the rumblies. It’s snack time.

Bengal Barbecue is (conveniently) nearby, but my earlier experience at the restaurant wasn’t spectacular: the Banyan Beef Skewer and the Safari Skewer both landed on the “not recommended” list.

But hey, that was back in 2015. That was last year, man! New year, new start. Let’s see what they’ve got.

I queue, select the “Chieftain Chicken Skewer,” and retreat to the small collection of nearby outdoor tables.

First: I forgot how small these skewers are. They’re more than four bucks, but barely more than two bites of food.

Second: presentation. It’s four or five small chunks of chicken, impaled on the skewer and drenched in a slightly-goopy sweet and sour sauce (the menu calls it a “Polynesian Sauce” but it tasted more like something you’d get at a Panda Express, if you know what I mean).

Third: flavor. Meh. The Polynesian sauce is certainly better than the sauce on the Banyan Beef Skewer, but that’s not high praise. The chicken is cooked adequately (not over-grilled), but you don’t really taste the meat: this dish is all about the sauce, and, sadly, the sauce just isn’t that good. You’ll forget you ate this skewer four seconds after swallowing.

Skip this. Not recommended.