Went to lunch one day with my brother who’s relocated to California recently with his wife. We randomly stumbled upon a Korean fried chicken joint and decided to give it try since his office is located nearby.
I thought it was going to be like Bon Chon Chicken or Mad For Chicken in NYC and was excited to get my fried chicken on.
When you first sit down they serve up a small salad of shredded cabbage with a thousand island type dressing and cubed pickled radish (not shown) – these small plates are commonly served in Korean bars and typically served with Korean fried chicken.
My brother started with the spicy teriyaki chicken served with a side of rice.
It was deboned dark meat, marinated in a spicy soy marinate. Very tasty actually. The chicken was juicy and the sauce gave it alot of flavor. It had a nice grilled taste to it.
W shared two types of fried chicken: sweet soy and spicy.
I have to say the chicken had a nice crispness but there was just too much sauce on both of them. The sauce was overpowering – I would say more so on the spicy variety than the sweet soy. Out of the two, sweet soy was our preference. We left feeling sort of heavy and gross. I don’t think my brother will be back but it did the trick of filling our bellies.
I couldn’t wait to go back to NYC and eat the real deal – Mad for Chicken. Ah well. You win some, you lose some.
BBQ Chicken, 2841 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Ste C, Diamond Bar, CA