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harriet1954

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Korean Fried Chicken Sat, 08/25/07 4:03 PM (permalink)
I just started reading about this very recently in one of my favorite food blogs, and further in links they provided. Also by googling. I noticed that this style of chicken is becoming popular in Los Angeles, the New York area, as well as North Jersey, and a place in the Cheltenham area of Philly. With every single review I've read, the reviewer states that it is the best fried chicken they have ever eaten in their lives. The restaurants have names like Bon Chon, Bon Bon, etc. Oh, there's a place in Jackson Heights, NY, with the cute name of Unidentified Flying Chickens. I am dying to try this chicken! It apparently comes in a sweet flavor and a hot flavor, and that's it. Anybody reading this tried it yet?
 
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    Sundancer7

    RE: Korean Fried Chicken Sat, 08/25/07 4:23 PM (permalink)
    Sounds really interesting to me. Unfortunately Knoxville, TN will probably have this treat about 2020 or later.

    I am always interested in how other cultures do fried chicken.

    There was another group of South American culture that was doing fried chicken. I do not recall the name of the group but from what I read, folks were lining up to get what they were doing. Somehow I think it was around the DC area.


    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
     
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      harriet1954

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      RE: Korean Fried Chicken Sat, 08/25/07 4:39 PM (permalink)
      It was the Peruvian rotisserie chicken, Paul, and I still haven't tried that yet either. One of the biggest places down there, El Pollo Rico in Wheaton, MD, was raided in July and closed, but appears to have reopened this month.
       
      #3
        Sundancer7

        RE: Korean Fried Chicken Sat, 08/25/07 4:45 PM (permalink)
        Thanks Harriett: I googled it and found this review. Sounds good to me. I missed it though as it is not fried chicken but sounds really good.

        http://search.cityguide.aol.com/washington/restaurants/el-pollo-rico/v-102494203?invocationType=local-soam

        Paul E. Smith
        Knoxville, TN
         
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          EdSails

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          RE: Korean Fried Chicken Sat, 08/25/07 4:46 PM (permalink)
          Here's a review on exactly what you were talking about, Harriet.
          http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/counter-intelligence/bird-is-the-word/16968/
          I haven't tried it yet but yes, it does sound delicious!
           
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            Sundancer7

            RE: Korean Fried Chicken Sat, 08/25/07 4:50 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by EdSails

            Here's a review on exactly what you were talking about, Harriet.
            http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/counter-intelligence/bird-is-the-word/16968/
            I haven't tried it yet but yes, it does sound delicious!


            Sounds really good to me. Thanks Harriett for turning us on to this but it may be years before I get a chance to try it.

            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN
             
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              mayor al

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              RE: Korean Fried Chicken Sat, 08/25/07 6:33 PM (permalink)
              Today, Saturday, I watched the re-run of the Feasting on Asphalt that I missed while on the road earlier in the week...followed by Alton Brown's Hosting of the Best Restaurant Show as named by "Bon Appetite" magazine. 'Cut to the Chicken section'...I thought it was interesting that we seem to put a premium on "Pan-Fried Chicken" in all the discussions here on Roadfood, yet all the places named in the program 'Deep-Fried' their chicken!

              Here in the Louisville area I doubt if K F C will EVER stand for KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN !!!
               
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                unabashed

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                RE: Korean Fried Chicken Sun, 08/26/07 1:32 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                Today, Saturday, I watched the re-run of the Feasting on Asphalt that I missed while on the road earlier in the week...followed by Alton Brown's Hosting of the Best Restaurant Show as named by "Bon Appetite" magazine. 'Cut to the Chicken section'...I thought it was interesting that we seem to put a premium on "Pan-Fried Chicken" in all the discussions here on Roadfood, yet all the places named in the program 'Deep-Fried' their chicken!

                Here in the Louisville area I doubt if K F C will EVER stand for KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN !!!

                Bon Appetite"
                i watched this and wondered how they came up with thier results. some didn't seem to be fair or make since.....just my oppinion...i guess this should be a new thread.... AL its late and i spilled a little to much evans in my coke.
                how bout that thread.
                thanks
                nuff said
                ron
                 
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                  RibRater

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                  • Location: Johnson City, TN
                  RE: Korean Fried Chicken Sun, 08/26/07 5:40 AM (permalink)
                  zenkimchi.com/FoodJournal/?p=123
                   
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                    rebeltruce

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                    RE: Korean Fried Chicken Mon, 08/27/07 2:49 PM (permalink)
                    There is a Korean Fried Chicken place close to me here in Va. A Korean friend of mine highly recommends this stuff, of course she may be a little bias...LOL

                    The place is in Centreville, Va. and I have every intention of trying it soon. I'll try and post a few pictures when I finally have a chance to give it a try.

                    Alisa describes it just as you have Harriot, available with a sweet or spicy sauce, or no sauce at all.
                     
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                      hep2thejive

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                      RE: Korean Fried Chicken Mon, 08/27/07 2:53 PM (permalink)
                      I'm the DC area as well. I will give it shot - probably Wednesday afternoon. I'll try to get some photos up too.

                      Hep
                       
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                        Texianjoe

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                        RE: Korean Fried Chicken Mon, 08/27/07 3:42 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Sundancer7

                        Sounds really interesting to me. Unfortunately Knoxville, TN will probably have this treat about 2020 or later.

                        I am always interested in how other cultures do fried chicken.

                        There was another group of South American culture that was doing fried chicken. I do not recall the name of the group but from what I read, folks were lining up to get what they were doing. Somehow I think it was around the DC area.


                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN


                        You are thinking of Pollo Campero. It was a big deal when they came to Houston a couple of years ago. I tried it, it was very good. It has a thin almost non existent crust and is very spicy almost like Popeyes.

                        http://www.campero.com/index_eng_flash.php

                        joe

                         
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