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Aug 20, 2010 09:04 AM

spicy fried chicken

where can I get spicy fried chicken? Not wings and not Louisiana fried chicken.


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  1. What is Louisiana fried chicken? How does spicy fried chicken from other places differ from Louisiana fried chicken? For instance, Jim Dandy's has good spicy fried chicken. Is it disqualified from what you are looking for?

    ADD: Perhaps you were talking about the chain: ?

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    1. re: Servorg

      I've never had Jim Dandy's. Looks GOOD! Do you recommend it? That yelp special is a good price too.

      lfc is a chain. Sometimes it's real good. Try the one on labrea and santa monica.

      1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

        We've only been once and it was so long ago that I hate to rave about it too much personally to you. I just recalled that it was spicy and I finished it (but as my wife says "You finishing your food is not any sort of recommendation." - lol). I hope you'll give us an up to date report if you go.

        1. re: Servorg

          Just had Jim Dandy's, It was DELICIOUS! So much better than lfc, kfc and popeyes(most of the popeyes). Not greasy, very fresh. The spicy isn't very spicy, but good nonetheless.

          1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

            Thanks, Lulu. Will have to get there again and update my taste buds. Glad it worked out.

            1. re: Servorg

              I was at Jim Dandy recently, and their spicy fried chicken is as good as ever. I wish they would open up a place in the valley.

                  1. re: kevin

                    Jim Dandy Fried Chicken has 2 locations:

                    11328 South Vermont Ave

                    Los Angeles

                    323 779-5567

                    1824 W. Manchester Ave

                    Los Angeles

                    323 758-1411

                    I remember a poster said that the Vermont Ave location is a little better and freshly fried because of higher turnover than the Manchester Ave location.

                    1. re: Norm Man

                      I agree that the Vermont location is more fresh, and it is my preferred location. I heard that the Vermont location is the only one left in LA but I may be misinformed.

          2. re: LuluTheMagnificent

            the spicy fried chicken at jim dandy is not spicy. it has an extra savory goodness to it compared to the regular, but no spice. it is still terrific!

        2. Try Mom's BBQ on Vanowen. It's Creole style and well seasoned with spices, not 'buffalo' tabasco sauce. My wife sez it beats KFC by a mile.

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            1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

              If you do, please let us know if it's 'thumbs up or down"

              1. re: mucho gordo

                Hi Mucho,

                Just wanted to let you know I tried Mom's BBQ yesterday and it was delicious! Much better than the fast food places. I wish I lived closer. It wasn't spicy at all though. It was cooked perfectly, very juicy breast. Will be going back for sure.

                Thanks again!

            1. I second Kyochon, or any Korean fried chicken place like Bonchon or Chicken Day(though their is spicy isn't very spicy). The quality control can be pretty hit or miss at all of these places, I've had Kyochon that was simply amazing, while I've had it other times when it was barely edible.

              Kyochon Chicken
              3833 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

              BonChon Chicken
              3407 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

              Chicken Day
              2383 Foothill Blvd Ste D, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

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              1. re: inlikeflt

                Of there's always Popeye's too. They have a spicy option. Popeye's can be pretty greasy, but it's kinda spicy for fast food...

                1. re: inlikeflt

                  Popeye's is a great, cheap, easily accessible from most places kinda of deal!

                  1. re: mstinawu

                    For what it's worth, Popeye's started, and are still doing good business in, New Orleans. "Cuisine"? Nah. Pretty good chicken? Yep.

                2. re: inlikeflt

                  I get kyochon all the time they deliver to me. I don't remember it being spicy.

                  1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                    KyoChon has two main sauces: "soy garlic" and "hot & sweet":


                    If you don't specify which one you want I think they give you soy garlic.

                    It's pretty much the same at Bonchon.

                    1. re: Peripatetic

                      You're right, I always get the soy garlic. I think when they first opened I tried the hot & sweet and didn't like them as well as the soy garlic, which is amazing. I will try them again though.

                      FYI, the best hot wings (I think) are at Baycities Deli. Absolutely delicious. Better than Kyochon. Don't confuse them with the hot wings(with the sauce). They sometimes have these "chicken wings" in the middle with the sandwiches. Call before you go, because they don't always make them. They are the same "hot wings" but they sometimes sell them without the sauce on them. *drooling as I type."

                      1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                        I also prefer the soy garlic over the hot and sweet, and not because I don't like heat.

                        I've been meaning to try the wings at Bay Cities, but it's impossibly hard to not order a godmother or meatball sub instead.

                3. Kyochon and Bonchon are both wings (though I'm maybe you're just objecting to buffalo-style wings). Kyochon has better flavor, Bonchon has bigger wings – I'll take Kyochon between the two any day because I actually think the smaller wings work in favor of the food at Kyochon. For my money, the absolute best Korean-style spicy chicken in LA is at OB Bear. Deep fried wings slathered in a very spicy sweet garlicky sauce. The regular fried chicken (tong dak) is also excellent.

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                  1. re: sammycakes

                    I am seeking fried chicken style, but will spicy batter. No sauce. OB Bear looks good though! I will eventually check it out, especially since it's in my neighborhood.

                    1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                      I think your only choice that isn't Louisiana or Popeye's is Jim Dandy. I honestly can't think of another spot. :/

                      1. re: annapurna7

                        Thanks for trying. I may go to Jim Dandy today. If not, then monday, for sure.

                      2. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                        Try Crazy Hook at the corner of Wilshire and New Hampshire. The bool dak - Fire Chicken - will put a hurt on you.

                        1. re: condiment

                          i've never tried this... is it fried and is it in the same vein as the fried spicey/sweet wings at OB Bear just a few blocks away??? thanks.

                      3. re: sammycakes

                        ob bear is pretty fucking good... really spicey and sweet at the same time... drink copuious amounts of beer to wash it all down.