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juli5122 Jun 26, 2011 08:22 PM

I just watched a show on the Cooking Channel on chicken and they talked about a restaurant in Chicago called Crisp that specializes in Korean Fried Chicken (Yangnyeom Dak) it looked unbelievable, do we have any places in the Tampa Bay area that serve Korean Fried Chicken?

I saw some posts from 2010 about Ginza in Tampa but I didn't see it on the menu. Is Sa Ri One Lunchbox my best shot. And has anyone been there recently?

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2215 Collier Pkwy, Land O Lakes, FL 34639

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    andy huse Jun 30, 2011 09:21 AM

    Sa Ri One Lunchbox has it, and the "Asian" sauce they dip it in is characteristically Korean. Reminds me of the hottish sauce they put on the Bimibop. The rest of the menu is very simple, with a few meat dishes, Bimibop, gyozas and simple sides. Get the hot Asian sauce on the chicken! Save yourself the drive to O-town until you can confirm the presence of said chicken.

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      CFishman Jun 30, 2011 09:27 AM

      I have to say that I wasn't crazy for the Sa Ri One Lunchbox fried chicken. You might consider getting the sauce on the side.

       
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        Tom Scherberger Jul 1, 2011 05:15 AM

        The Korean fried chicken I had at the Big Wheel Provisions food truck in Orlando a couple weeks ago didn't have sauce, but there was a vaguely Asian flavor to it and the skin was extremely crispy, which was awesome. Must have been a dwarf chicken, though, because they were some of the smallest pieces I've ever had (but there were four so not so bad).

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          andy huse Jul 4, 2011 11:35 AM

          the sauce is probably not for everyone. i find it strangely addictive.

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        FoodExpression Jun 28, 2011 10:28 AM

        There is place called Texas Fried Chicken in Tampa...not korean fried chicken but a heavily spiced awesome fried chicken place on South Orange Blossom Trail. Looks a bit unassuming but some great stuff.

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          askdrtodd Jun 28, 2011 01:14 PM

          OBT is in Tampa?

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            Old E. Jun 28, 2011 01:16 PM

            Confused by this too.

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              Little T. Jun 29, 2011 06:12 AM

              No

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                FoodExpression Jun 29, 2011 11:11 AM

                im sorry...its in orlando.

          2. askdrtodd Jun 28, 2011 10:05 AM

            I went not too long ago. I spent a little time in Korea, we have very few options in Tampa unfortunately. If you find yourself in Orlando, check out Shin Jung, it's the best I've had in FL so far...

            Not sure if they have the chicken or not but I bet if you call ahead they could make it?

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              juli5122 Jun 28, 2011 01:25 PM

              Orlando is the place I guess. Thanks for the input. Juli

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                askdrtodd Jun 29, 2011 05:46 AM

                Sa Ri One is ok (it's right by my office so I go every month or so), and Rice on Hillsborough is also pretty good, but I've not yet had stellar Korean in Tampa.

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