Fried Chicken South of San Francisco
- wineguy7 Jul 13, 2012 05:27 PM
I am looking for great Fried Chicken within San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Style or type of restaurant is not an issue. Any recommendations?
I just came to Chowhound to ask the same question! What's in the area and better than the KFC?
Try Max's Fried Chicken in South San Francisco. It's Filipino style and fried plain without the heavy batter. When I'm in a purist mood, I go for this type of fried chicken.
I had the fried chicken at Creola in San Carlos a few months ago. It was "pretty good". Not the best ever, but it had good flavor and a nice crust. They don't always have it on the menu, so call first. It's the only good non-fast food (i.e., Popeye's) fried chicken that I've had on the Peninsula since Lil Biscuit House went out of business.
I've also heard that Town in San Carlos has good fried chicken at Sunday brunch. But I haven't tried it myself. (The waitress told me you have to get there early because they often run out.)
I like the fried chicken at Jack's in San Bruno. It's available on the lunch menu and on the early bird dinner menu -- but you can order it ala carte after the early bird time limit. Jack's is across El Camino from Tanforan Shopping Center at:
1050 ADMIRAL COURT, SUITE A
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066
This post lists places to get gan pong ji on the Peninsula and South Bay.
A report on four types of Indian fried chicken at Peacock in Mountain View.
Ayam goreng, Indonesian styles of fried chicken can be found at Indo Cafe in Saratoga and Bay Leaf in Sunnyvale,
Dish of the Month July 2012: Asian Fried Chicken
I love the chicken karage at himawari, san mateo. Crispy and juicy, not overly marinated like some, and it has a light batter with crispy skin. I've also had the fried chicken at Piccadilly Catering & Restaurant in Foster City, not bad, but not the most convenient location.