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Koren Fried Chicken in the SFV/SCV?

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sunnygordy May 24, 2007 06:27 PM

Okay, so I'm obsessed w/ finding some Korean-style fried chicken after reading some of the NY-based food blogs that I follow. The combo of the super light & crispy-skin & yummy chili sauce glaze is making my mouth water...
Does anyone know where I can find some in the SFV/SCV?

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  1. lvgoodfood RE: sunnygordy May 24, 2007 08:21 PM

    Hi, Here in SCV we have a Korean restaurant, Tofu House Korean B.B.Q, that serves Korean style fried chicken, it is actually very good, I don't think it's served with the chili glaze, they serve a small bowl of a salt/pepper mix with the chicken, and a side of cabbage salad. The chcken has very thin, and crisp skin. They also have spicy fried chicken wings on their menu, which I have not tried yet. It is a small restaurant on the corner of Cinema Drive and Valencia Blvd. It is always very busy, and most of the customers, I will say 95% are Korean, which tells me that they must serve authentic Korean food. The food is good, and they are very nice too. Very reasonable prices.
    Here's a photo of the chicken, we just ate there last Friday.
    Let us know if you try it.

     
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      sunnygordy RE: lvgoodfood May 25, 2007 08:26 AM

      Thanks so much! That looks AWESOME! I know exactly where you're talking about. I just stumbled upon that area while visiting my boyfriend last weekend. I can't wait!

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      Fearless Eater RE: sunnygordy May 25, 2007 08:30 AM

      This isn't exactly what you asked for, but there is a blog post from New York you might be interested in just because they sound so good.

      http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/20...

      1. wilafur RE: sunnygordy May 25, 2007 09:38 AM

        although not in sfv/scv, there is a kyochon chicken in torrance and another outpost should be opening soon in koreatown.

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          MeowMixx RE: wilafur May 25, 2007 11:46 AM

          I can't wait to try this place

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            velozo155 RE: wilafur May 26, 2007 07:42 PM

            I had a box of Kyochon's fried chicken this afternoon from the location inside Freshia Market in Torrance. I had both the regular marinade and the spicy sweet marinade, and they were both really tasty. The spicy sweet one is pretty spicy, though...enough to make my nose run and sweat a little bit. It would make xlnt beer grub.

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              caesium RE: velozo155 May 27, 2007 11:31 AM

              where's freshia market?

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                spicychow RE: caesium May 27, 2007 11:34 AM

                It's on the corner of Crenshaw and Torrance Blvd. A new korean market that is clean and well organized.

                I've seen the chicken place and didn't think to try it, but now I must!

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                  velozo155 RE: spicychow May 27, 2007 03:25 PM

                  it's where the old Albertson's used to be...they have a small food court in Freshia market. Keep in mind these are small wings and drummettes. Gotta eat it right away, though...kinda lost it's texture when I couldn't finish them and warmed 'em up later in the microwave.

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