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The Food Lab: The Best Korean Fried Chicken

When it comes to frying chicken nobody—and I mean nobody—does it better than the Koreans. My apologies to all you Southerners. Korean fried chicken (or KFC as those in the know call it) differs vastly from American-style fried chicken. Rather than the craggly, crusty, significant coating you'd get on say, a Chick-Fil-A sandwich or a Popeye's drumstick, you get an eggshell-thin, ultra-crisp crust around a drippingly juicy interior. The end goal is clear, but the road to get there required a bit of bushwhacking. More

Flushing: A Chicken Fight At Debasaki

Debasaki in Flushing is a contender that is unfairly omitted from most "Best Korean Fried Chicken in NYC" lists. This dark horse not only has a full package of food and drinks, but beckons with an interesting riff on Korean Fried Chicken—intriguing enough io warrant a visit to Flushing. More

Fast Food International: Kyochon

"Chicken like you've never had before" is a bold claim considering that Kyochon makes up one-third of the fried chicken trinity that's concentrated in a tight, one-block radius in K-Town. Diners can choose among Mad For Chicken, the former Bon Chon, the new Bon Chon and Kyochon, the chain that's often credited with creating the popular double-fried, sauce-lacquered style in 1991. More

Mono+Mono in the East Village: Where the Space Trumps the Food

If stylish new Korean fried chicken joint Mono + Mono in the East Village were a bar, we'd be all about it. It's a gorgeous space, with wooden beam walls, lofty ceilings, and a glass wall behind which sit thousands of vinyl records. And the best things we tried were the drinks and the fries. It's a shame, then, that they didn't have a full liquor license—and that the food wasn't taken as seriously as the space. More

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