Cho Dang Tofu | With a Fried Chicken Surprise
Dub-C and I decided to make a short trip north of town. One of our stops included taking advantage of the abundant (relatively speaking) Korean cuisine in North Seattle. We picked a place and made our way. Once we got there, we circled around and was not able to find the restaurant. We took a chance and tried the Korean supermarket. And, of course, there it was. Why didn’t we think of this early? The restaurant is actually part of a small food court inside the Korean market.
But something else caught our eyes – Korean Fried Chicken at the Chicky Pub.
There was this dashing hope in my stomach – can this be anything like Kyochon? This is Korean style fried chicken in LA – that easily made me not remember how much I love Bojangles (my hometown favorite southern fried chicken) – momentarily at least. The chicken is lightly breaded, crispy wings with a garlic soy flavor. Seriously delicious and memorable. (Dr. Hill, are you reading this? You must try it at the Culver City mall, they are a boneless variety).
So Dub-C decided that we needed to try it along with our planned Korean tofu. So we did. (Another reason I love him – always up for adding more delicious food on top of what we were already going to have)
It took about 30 minutes to prepare (no exaggeration – they had to turn on the fryer, get it hot, and fry the chicken) since they just opened up. The chicken was nicely crispy. The meat was very succulent and moist. The sauce itself had a tangy, sweet taste, with slight heat. Dub-C told me that needed to let go of looking for a substitute for Kyochon and enjoying what it was on it’s own.
Self: Let go of the Kyochon.
Whew. That’s a relief. Well, on to the rest of the lunch!
Soondubu - Korean spicy tofu soup. I got the seafood kind (with shrimp, clams and oysters). The ban chan was also pretty yummy – my favorites were the vinegary pickled cucumber and kimchi, which they also sell by the gallon.Cho Dang Tofu: 17424 Washington 99, Suite 107, Lynnwood, WA 98037