For 6 months, a war was waged against the Korean Fried Chicken joints in Ktown. (And Please note: I don’t consider Buena Park to be Ktown. BBQ Chicken of Buena Park means NOTHING to me). From Chu Ga Jip, to the Prince, Toe Bang, OB Bear, Hite (BARF), VNS, Kokodon, blah blah, blah blah blah, we ate it all. Then quit it cold turkey.
After a relatively pricey and heinous (my word of the week) meal at the Gom Ja Tang (fanciful bland Korean oxtail soup with better cuts of beef than sullungtang) a day previous, I vowed to taste some heavenly KFC which happens to be next door. (Well, not exactly next door, since an Italian owned pizza joint is actually next door, but… bygones)
And the chicken? Still
better than Bonchon with thicker, savory sauce offering more adhesion, tho drumsticks offer less mass. Better than Kyochon with lower cost (pieces of half chicken – $7 – more moist than Kyochon’s), refreshingly light moo kimchi. CD’s sauce needs to be spicier even tho according to Ktownlove.com, there are 27 ingredients in said sauce. Wait time shorter than Bonchon, on par with Kyochon’s.
Still double fried with skin nearly fluffy, yet undeterred by the sauce to remain crispy.
While LA Metromix’s Ms. Yoo rejected the funked medicinal flavor of the near-spicy sauce, I actually prefer this sauce over Kyonchon/Bonchon’s straight gochujiang/corn syrup sauce. Sadly, I’ve since come to realize we skipped one KFC proffering from early ’06: Kokodon – now a pho joint on Western. Nonetheless, this entry is to give the K-town KFC list – and myself! haha! – on Metromix a shout-out: http://losangeles.metromix.com/restaurants/article/k-town-kfc-kokodon/426334/content
Just don’t actually go to Hite for them yang nyum chicken wings. So, SO horribly sweet, hard and guaranteed to give yield indegstion.