ISO Korean Fried Chicken (Pollo Pillo isn't it)
- David Kahn Feb 20, 2008 12:22 PM
Just had a thoroughly mediocre (and I'm being charitable) fried chicken lunch at Pollo Pillo, and I'm reasonably certain it's not what the NY Times was raving about here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/07/din... . To add insult to injury, Pollo Pillo is right across the street from Langers; eating greasy, unappealing chicken surrounded by panhandlers is somehow even worse when you can look out the window and see people enjoying the best pastrami in the city.
I know this has come up before, but can anyone point me to a place that has real, good, Korean fried chicken? Please, don't make me beg.
696 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
there's a place in the Chapman market on 6th between alexandria and kenmore that serves fried whole chicken. It's super crispy but pretty bland. You've got to go to Kyochon in any event.
Prince is the best bet for best "TongDak" (fried chicken) in Ktown. Make sure to order the small size, it is so much better than the large version.