- Pastryrocks Jun 10, 2008 01:16 PM
Just finished a BBQ chicken panini sandwich at Lykn’ Chicken at 7460 Airport Rd. Great sandwich, there is so much BBQ chicken on the sandwich that it kept falling out. Great BBQ sauce, the owner makes his own sauce. The chicken was moist and a little Smokey, with cheese, lettuce, and some ranch dressing, great sandwich! This place is bold selling Panini sandwiches right next door to Quiznos Sub, but do any of these sub places have real chicken or that mechanically deboned mush (at least the chicken looks that way to me). The sandwich was less than $8.00, considering that it’s like a ¼-chicken on a bun, I thought this was a very tasty deal.
I’ve eaten food from here before, best pulled pork sandwich I ever had it comes with coleslaw on the sandwich, good BBQ chicken and I’ve also ordered on a few occasions a whole BBQ turkey, that’s right, a whole BBQ turkey. The whole turkey is amazing! Not dry turkey, but moist and Smokey. Considering what sliced turkey from a deli cost, this turkey makes amazing sandwiches, not to mention a nice part of a turkey dinner. The bones make an interesting stock, just a hint of smoke flavour. They also do prime rib, sucking pick and whole duck, which I’ve never tried.
They have your typical side salads, garden salad, potato salad etc... But this little place makes that best coleslaw imho. They also have hamburgers, wings, and fried chicken. Now the fried chicken is very good, not greasy and salty like KFC (though I’ve not eaten KFC since the early 80’s, maybe things have changed?). You have your choice of spicy or regular. Both or good, the spicy has a little heat and when drizzled with honey, makes for good eats.
They also have ribs, but I’m not a fan of the cut of ribs they use, which for the life of me I can’t remember. They are very meaty and also there is a nice smoke ring of the meat. But when it comes to BBQ ribs I prefer Spare ribs. In the oven I like back ribs.
Now when I think of fish & chips I thing back to the old days when I started working delivering fish and chips after school on my bike when I was 12, and an order of cod and chips cost $1.35 plus ten cents for delivery. This was deep fried in beef tallow, great colour, get texture, and flavour. So when I had the Tilapia with chips (not fresh cut potatoes or beef tallow), I was very impressed! Deep fried and breaded with Panko it was just great! Also, not little package of mayo and green things, they make there own tarter sauce, which is very nice. The fries are not fresh cut, but they are very crispy and are proper fries. I think with some practice they could do very good frites or at least fresh cut fries.
The place is small, two small tables and also a counter, with a few picnic tables outside. The only thing missing is a pint of beer or a nice Gewürz, or both!
So I’m a little surprised that very little is mentioned
I've also heard of this place, but could never find a single person talking about it.
I think another fellow on here one time made a short mention of it but didn't really go into any details.
Great write up, a little hard to read without any new paragraphs though ;)
This is much closer to me than the new Deli that opened up, maybe I'll go here tonight instead.
I will report back with my findings.
Lykn chicken rocks :)
I just came back from here..
I walked in, and was greeted by what I assume is the owner.. he asked me "what I'm havin" and I laughed and said, "well... I've never been here, so you tell me"
He told me they do 3 kinds of chicken, and all are great (jerk, smoked, and fried) so I told him alright, give me a quarter chicken breast smoked, got itwith a side of fries and some of the best cole slaw I've ever had around here.. I told him I also heard he had a good pulled pork sandwich so to whip me up one of those also..
Food arrived, and I inquired about his other offerings, he gladly told me all about his smoker in the back and how he prefers cherry wood and apple woods because it wont impart any harsh flavors into the chicken. He was right -- the chicken was great and had a very visible dry rub to it. Told me how he does massive turkeys (must be pre-ordered of course) for roughly $7 a pound, and I told him that sounded absolutely great and that I'd most likely give one of those a shot next time I'm having a big gathering
Anyways, long story short, great tip on this place. Enjoyed both the pulled pork and the chicken, and will definitely be going back.. Not too far from me either, compared to some of the crazy places I drive to ;)
I almost get the feeling that this guy doesn't see nearly the amount of business that he should, mainly because you can barely tell he's even got a store since he has only a corner of a building and is shared with a much bigger Quiznos.. So chow hounders, make the visit next time your on Airport Rd.
I had the same experience..I tried the smoked and bbq chicken and loved it. The only side they had available was rice (?), and it was a huge serving! I got take out and had leftover rice for days! It was pretty salty, but good.
I don't think I try out the seafood options and stick with some chicken when in the area..
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Sorry , aftert thinking about it though, I do have one issue with the place -- (minor)
And that is that simply he's trying to do TOO much
When you see the place from the outside, he advertises authentic roti. When you arrive inside, he has 500 different random offerings from things like "paninis" to "whole roasted prime ribs, turkeys, and chickens" then when you get to the menu, he has everything from "pulled pork", to "smoked chicken", to "black pudding". So he's making a vital mistake (in my opinion) by simply offering TOO MUCH. He should focus on what he does best and creating a very limited menu rather than a vast one, simply because I think uniqueness and quality is much more important than variety
We will see
That's a great point DD. I remember on Feasting on Asphalt Alton mentioned that he was at a hot dog stand. What do the make?? Hot dogs!! No gumbo, no roti, no this or that. It was true to it's self.
If you've never had smoked turkey you're in for a treat. I do a turkey for all the major holidays. It's nice and smokey and you won't believe the juice that is still in it. I sometimes brine it first. It's even better but it's a bit of a pain since I don't really have a place to store it so I often don't bother. The difference is excellent and really excellent.
I make stock out of the bones which I usually put together with leftover meat and make turkey and dumplin's.
I have enjoyed smoked turkey only once before, that was on a sandwich at sweet smoke. I've never had the pleasure of carving up an entire smoked bird, I can imagine how nice and juicy it must be though!
I'm looking forward to the next time I have to host alot of people at my house for some event, I'll make sure I check it out
Those dumplings sound great by the way! :)
Not sure what you mean by "Those dumpings" so I'll clarify what I'm talking about.
In the south, chicken and dumpings is a favourite. It's like a chicken stew with dumplings (Or a reasonable faxcimile there of) are cooked. So I make it with turkey, often smoked turkey. It's phenominal.
I use regular biscuit dough for dumplings.
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