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Looking for Korean Fried Chicken

szw Sep 3, 2008 10:56 PM

Is there a thread on Korean Fried Chicken? I didn't see anything when I searched for it.

Are there many places to get it here and which ones are good? The last time I was in Toronto, a year ago, I found a place called Aju.....something...(NOT ajisen ramen) that had korean fried chicken and from what I remember it was pretty satisfying. I drove by again on Bloor but I didn't see it, is it gone or maybe I just missed it as I remember it had a pretty small entrance.

Any other options?

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  1. kerwintoronto RE: szw Sep 3, 2008 11:13 PM

    I'm not much help but the resto you are thinking of is Ajuker Fried Chicken (or maybe just be Ajuker Chicken). I did a quick poke about the web and think the address may be 680 Bloor Street West...but it may indeed have closed. not my neck of the woods but perhaps someone from the area may shed more light on it.

    Good luck...got a hankering for some KoreanFriedChicken now.

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    1. re: kerwintoronto
      pinstripeprincess RE: kerwintoronto Sep 4, 2008 07:04 AM

      i'm going to be little additional help as well and tell you that i saw it a few weeks back driving by and it didn't look like it was closed. this is one of those places that i know it's there but keep missing when i do a quick scan.

      on another note... i love the malabar chicken ad... something like better chicken that the stuff 2 doors down... and lo and behold it's a kentuckyfried chicken

      1. re: kerwintoronto
        mrbozo RE: kerwintoronto Sep 4, 2008 08:36 AM

        Ajuker was indeed in the the little plaza that also houses Banjara (on the SW corner of Christie Pits). Their former location is now occupied by Madras Masala. BTW, both the above restos are very good for Indian sub-continent cuisines.

        Ajuker did indeed move further east on Bloor, into Koreatown. It's there if you want it but nothing special IMO as fried chicken goes. Now Chester's ...

        1. re: mrbozo
          pinstripeprincess RE: mrbozo Sep 4, 2008 08:52 AM

          ajuker is exactly the way my grandmother would do fried chicken, it has it's moments but because of that never really gets me in the way it does other.

          had chesters this past weekend and it was different from the first time... this time it was a floury pasty mess. tasted like raw dough... bleh.

          1. re: pinstripeprincess
            embee RE: pinstripeprincess Sep 4, 2008 09:00 AM

            Chester's will sell to anyone and doesn't exert any control over the product. It can be decent and it can be noxious.

            1. re: embee
              mrbozo RE: embee Sep 4, 2008 09:02 AM

              The outlet across from Oakwood Collegiate on St Clair W has served me well.

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        gafferx RE: szw Sep 3, 2008 11:45 PM


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