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Korean Fried Chicken update?

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NYCnowLA Nov 4, 2013 12:44 PM

Is there a new reigning champ of KFC? Or is KyoChon still the best bet?

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    TailbackU Nov 4, 2013 01:17 PM

    Kyochon is still the best bet if you want sauced korean chicken. For naked korean fried chicken (my preferred method), OB and Prince are both far superior for whole friend chicken. For just naked chicken wings, I think DSS is the best.

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      jessejames Nov 4, 2013 07:09 PM

      Good call on ob and prince. Love that yardbird

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        NYCnowLA Jan 10, 2014 03:44 PM

        What's DSS? Thanks.

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          chrishei Jan 10, 2014 04:12 PM

          Dan Sung Sa I think.

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            TailbackU Jan 10, 2014 04:30 PM

            correct

      2. mrgreenbeenz Nov 5, 2013 02:17 PM

        The Korean language boards are all lit up over Love Letter Chicken and Pizza. The pizza was a poor man's Mr. Pizza but the chicken was very good. Kind of a thick karaage crust. I think it has some atavistic childhood appeal for Koreans.

        It's in the multi-level complex at Wilshire and Alexandria in the back on the first floor. Near the Bounty.

        I thought it was good fried chicken but I'll still put my money on OB Bear for the best in town. By the by, Kyochon seems to be having some consistency problems in the last year.

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          crocodileguy Jan 10, 2014 11:54 PM

          Maybe their 2 month remodel will help address the consistency issue. Can't wait for Kyochon's reopening in K-Town on 2/4

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          jessejames Jan 10, 2014 03:47 PM

          "KFC" -- sorry that name belongs to the colonel!

          1. TonyC Jan 13, 2014 10:49 AM

            there's tungdalk, there's yangnyum tungdalk, there's buldalk.

            i don't do KFtungdalk (OB, Prince), so right now, the clear champ is Kokio:
            chowhound.chow.com/topics/930476

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              Thor123 Jan 13, 2014 12:05 PM

              I tried Kokio last week and was a bit disappointed. It was moist and crispy, but a bit bland. Maybe the spicy is the way to go.

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