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Jan 21, 2011 06:09 AM

Korean fried chicken in CT?

I am in love with Korean fried chicken that I have had several times in NYC. Is their anything in CT?

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  1. I'll bite...what is Korean Fried Chicken.

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    1. re: jfood

      jfood... in short: heaven on earth. It is fried chicken the way fried chicken is meant to be. Became quite the craze 3-4 years ago as it spread here in the states. Here's a good NY Times article for background:

      To ganache123, however, I've never heard of any in CT. I don't know much about central CT, where maybe there are some hard core korean hotbed neighborhood, but NY or flushing might still be your closest bet.

      1. re: adamclyde

        Holy Taco AC. I never thought I would see you call a Korean dish Heaven on Earth.

        I am hitting Bartaco on the way home from the airport later today and I will hoist a tamale in you honor.

        Hope all is well on "the other" coast.

        1. re: jfood

          I don't really like fried chicken but after taking one bite of this kind I said chicken wing "I love you". I think it's the soy garlic glaze on the chicken after it's fried that is soooooo good.

    2. If anyone finds a place close by, let me know. These descriptions are just making me drool.

      Ganache123, where in NYC would you recommend? I work in the city and feel absolutely compelled to go now!!

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      1. re: fcmenutalk

        Bon chon is the famous one, but there are others too...

        1. re: adamclyde

          The only place that used to have it was Margot's Cafe in Stamford. They had Korean style fried chicken wings. She'd been to Unidentified Flying Chicken in Queens, NY ,fell in love with them and did her version. Basically they were marinated, dipped in a coating, fried twice and brushed with a special sauce.

          1. re: lillydaisy

            I have only been to Bon Chon but I hear good things about Mad for Chicken. My better half and I think we need to open a franchaise here in CT. I am also thinking about trying to make it at home for Super Bowl weekend.

      2. I wish there was something in CT but alas, you need to go to Flushing or Manhattan.

        KyoChon or BonChon are the best known but a lot of small Korean drinking joints will serve their own version since this food is considered an anju (designed to be served with alcohol).