Cheap Eats · Korean · Restaurants

Wow Chicken

After a day of work and then an evening of volunteering, I was in need of a beer and fried delights. I called L on my way home and suggested we go meet for a late dinner. He suggested I get off at the Kensington LRT station and meet him at his favourite Korean chicken joint – Wow Chicken. For this post, let’s listen to Korean pop music.

L recommended the chicken fingers. We shared a five-piece chicken fingers ($11.99), large fries with bulgogi seasoning ($5.99) and two sleeves of Sapporo ($5.00). I noted L’s smiley face on his glass was teal and my smiley face was pink.

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If you looked closely, you can see a heavy dusting of seasoning and an extra layer of batter on the fries.  The fries were hot and crunchy. The seasoning was sweet, tangy and spicy. I found the seasoning too sweet for me, but L liked it. I thought the large portion of fries was too much for two people. L disagreed.

The chicken fingers consisted of white meat. I prefer dark meat. Next time I visit, I want to try the wings. The batter was great – light and airy, not oily in the least. The gan-geong sauce was really spicy. I enjoyed the heat and would order this hot sauce again.

Service was less than stellar but you don’t come here for the ambience or hospitality. If your craving scrumptious fried chicken and a cold beer, this is your neighbourhood joint. I’d rate Wow Chicken a solid 3.5/5. Other chicken destinations on my radar include Crunchy House and Popeye’s Chicken.

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Wow Chicken Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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