My family is willing to go far and wide for yummy food, as evidenced by the locations of the Korean Fried Chicken restaurants we have visited. Korean Fried Chicken is one of those dishes where one piece is not enough, you just want to keep going back for more. The fried chicken is served in three ways – plain, soy sauce coated and spicy coated. The skin of the fried chicken is very crunchy and the seasoning of the soy sauce and sticky spicy versions are scrumptious. Korean Fried Chicken is eaten with rice, as a snack or as an accompaniment to Korean beer.
The Korean Fried Chicken from Chicken Coop at Firle is the best we have tasted so far. The chicken was tender, contrasted well by the crisp coating with our favourite version being the Soy Sauce Chicken. Their chicken was crispy even when bought for takeaway and enjoyed at home.
Chicken Coop's Soy and Spicy Fried Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Mr Bulgogi Korean Restaurant's fried chicken was tasty too, but not as crunchy as Chicken Coop's. It tasted best eaten at the restaurant as the skin of the chicken was a bit soft when eaten at home. The fresh and slightly tangy taste of the accompanying salad helped to balance out the spicy taste of the chicken.
Mr Bulgogi's Korean Fried Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Korean Fried Chicken from Sushi Gallery was quite different from that of Chicken Coop and Mr Bulgogi. It stood out from the others we have tried with the inclusion of peanuts and apples to give the dish a bit of crunch. However, the sauce coating the chicken made the coating a bit soggy and the chicken pieces looked to have been sliced instead of being a chunky chicken piece. The presentation was more like sweet and sour chicken than Korean Fried Chicken.
Sushi Gallery's Korean Fried Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Where's your favourite Korean Fried Chicken restaurant? Please share it with us as we can never have too much of this dish.