LA (K-TOWN): THE BEST FRIED CHICKEN YOU’VE NEVER TASTED (OR YOU’D BE EATING IT AGAIN RIGHT NOW)
By Nora Zelevansky / April 16th, 2010
I'm not going to lie. This is hard for me to write. I'm not emotional or anything (ahem), but this picture is making me so hungry that I literally want to eat the screen.
You'd be surprised how hard it is to type with part of a laptop computer in your mouth.
Seriously, though, a while ago for research for an upcoming story, Andre Vien and I headed to LA's K-Town to try the increasingly famous Kyochon Chicken spot. First of all, I should admit that I experienced a little trepidation: Though I love few things more than fried chicken, I can sometimes get freaked out by gristly darker meat at more meat fearless places.
So, the first happy fact I learned is that you can totally order white meat wings here (if you're a wimp like me) and you can order as few as two wings. Fortunately, I'd been given the warning that the spicy wings were SERIOUSLY spicy, so we ordered only a few of those and then a bunch of the Soy Garlic specialties.
Suffice it to say that we had to order even MORE of the original (see above). The "Hot & Sweet" spicy ones are delicious, but you do only need a few, unless you have serious spicy food chops. (That's all you, T!).
Overall, these are some of the best chicken wings (um, double-fried, but billed as healthy because of the type of oil used) I have ever eaten in my life. And I can't stop thinking about them. Get pickled radish on the side and then call it a day though because the other stuff is just, eh, by comparison.
For whatever reason, they list the 6th Street K-Town location as in "Serrano," but make no mistake: it's here in L.A. There are also now locations in NYC too (and about a BILLION in Korea).
What can I say? Lucky Korea? Now, lucky us. Finger licking good. For real.
xo – N.