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saltnpepperwhat Dec 4, 2010 07:52 PM

I was eating at Chez Hwang (korean restaurant on Upper Lachine) the other day, and I noticed the table next to mine ordered what it seemed to be a fried chicken dish. Has anyone ever tried it?? Is it a special korean dish?? The plate was HUGE.

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    Ghostquatre Dec 5, 2010 07:25 AM

    do you know what kind of fried chicken it was? Like did it look more like a chicken tonkatsu, KFC or one of them asian style fried chicken with thin transparent skin?

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      saltnpepperwhat Dec 5, 2010 07:07 PM

      It actually looked like KFC with a thick batter, thus catching my curiosity.

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      looosia Dec 6, 2010 06:14 PM

      New York Times covered Korean fried chicken some time ago here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/07/dining/07fried.html

      Also, there are some restaurants in Toronto that specialize in this dish which, from my understanding, is often very spicy. Found a Toronto Chowhound thread:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/368446

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        razersharp Dec 7, 2010 06:31 AM

        It's called "Yang Nyum chicken" on the menu. I tried it for the first time last week and it was really good. The chicken is crispy and the sauce it was in was sweet and spicy .

        To my knowledge, they are the only korean restaurant serving this kind of korean fried chicken.

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          karela Jan 21, 2011 07:27 AM

          Rasersharp, are you referring to the menu at Chez Hwang?

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            razersharp Jan 21, 2011 08:46 AM

            Yeah, it's on the menu at Chez Hwang as "yang yum chicken".

            I also know the korean bar on rené-lévesque corner mackay serves it. Really good also!

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          looosia Jan 20, 2011 09:57 AM

          More on Korean-style fried chicken: http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

          This article talks about Toronto restaurants but I wouldn't be surprised if this dish starts sneaking into more Montréal Korean restos.

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            BLM Jan 20, 2011 01:47 PM

            Maybe some Montreal Korean restos have it, but it's not listed on their menu(that wouldn't surprise me). Or maybe it's only listed on their Korean language menu.

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