Friday, April 28, 2017

A Story Of Korean Fried Chicken

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I have a group of very close Korean friends whom I met during the our college days living inside the US boarding school. Everyday we would meet up, ate dinner, showered, slept and got drunk together on the same floor for international students. Now 2 decades later, we still chat silly inside the mobile phone's KakaoTalk which is very popular in South Korea. 

They are all happily married and live in Seoul now. The current situation there is causing worries & sleepless nights over the tensed war threats by North Korea. I always assured them that my home will always have a place for them to shelter if they have to quickly flee their country. They need not have to worry about food and shelter here. One fella often asked me the prices of the food and rentals in Kuala Lumpur. He was so shocked to hear that a packet of Nasi Lemak is only RM1.20 here! 

I often bragged about the famous Korean Fried Chicken sold at One Utama Shopping Mall which is so delicious with long queues daily. They told me that was rubbish fried chicken and should visit them in Seoul, in order to eat many other best fried chickens. I was puzzled and wondered how a better Korean fried chicken tasted? Finally this food Blogger Sean shared about this place where 2 things attracted my eyes! It serves real Korean Fried Chicken and closes at 2.00am daily! I being a real Burung Hantu who love entertaining friends outside till wee hours, this place should fit the bill. 

Last night, I decided to treat my wife to a special meal before she flies overseas for her mountain climb trip again.  We made our way through massive traffic jams to Sri Hartamas.




The Cafe Chicken
No: 66, First Floor, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 
Kuala Lumpur. 
Open 5.00pm-2.00am / Closed on Tuesdays.
 (Look out for the News.Com in red colours &
you will easily spot The Cafe Chicken above)




 The ambiance and decor is quite unique with well partitioned
brick walls to offer much privacy for big gossipers like me.
Hihihihi




 We took so long to decide which to order as they have so many
types of fried chickens which come in "Full Order" or "Half & Half".
So I decided to try the popular Sweet & Spicy and the Soya Sauce Chicken.
Wow! I love the Sweet & Spicy chicken which has strong spices with
tinges of bean paste & herbs! My darling prefers the milder Soya Sauce chicken.





We also ordered a bowl of spicy hot Korean Ramen which my wife
always loved. I will be back again soon to try all the other fried chickens!
Yums! The bill was RM71.00.


Happy Long Weekend!



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32 comments:

  1. Wah! Siap ada thumbs up from Anay, mmg good lah!

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    1. Yeah my words can be trusted for food since I seldom post foodies. I am still not good at writing & whining about food. Ha ha

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  2. Aiyo! I must find my way there soon!

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    1. Quick! Get your darling for some fried chicken.
      Vroom! Vroom!

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  3. Looks like the chickens are dressed with honey to taste sweet… but I like more spicy than sweet. Good to know u tasted the real Korean fried chicken. For me, KFC is my favourite… I really liked the partition at the restaurant and it will help relish without any hesitation or someone watching.

    Happy Weekend

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    1. The KFC is sadly losing its shine now in our country as the QC has not been consistent. Many other fried chicken are delicious and tasty. I also liked that partition.

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  4. I am craving for the chickens now, have a good weekend TM, by the way, this weekend (Sun) my birthday hee hee

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    1. Happy Birthday again... Stay healthy always.

      In Singapore there are so many nice Korean restaurants with fried chickens.

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  5. I still have not visited a single Korean fried chicken joint.

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    1. You always eat cakes and steaks only with napkins, knife & fork.... So orang atas punya kelas!

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  6. Oh dear, I also liked what your Korean friends say is rubbish fried chicken wor ^_~ Have you tried Chir Chir KFC? Hey, I wouldn't know that they have cubicle seating here until I saw the photo of you peaking out from one! ;D I also like this partition-type of seating for my big group of gossipy friends...hehe! So, how many people can each cubicle fit?

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    1. I must go and check out this Chir Chir KFC. This year I have been following food blogs like yours, Sean, Mun and PH...my waistline is getting bigger.

      I think each cubicle could seat 8 persons maximum. 6 would be more comfortable. This cafe is popular with Koreans who know where good food are.

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  7. RM1.20 Nasi Lemak? I'm surprised too, Tan. I can even find SGD 1.20 ones here. Such a yummy post! I gotta check it out some day........

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    1. We do have nasi lemak for RM1.00 but not in my area. Inflation is happening now and I better eat bread & water.

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  8. Happy Weekend to you too! Aren't you going with your wife? Too bad this place does not open for lunch as I don't eat much for dinner. You did free advertising for them in your last photo. The word on your t-shirt looks like insaf which I don't think it is, right? The photo with your head jutting out from the cubicle looks like from a horror movie lah.

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    1. Let me give you a gold medal for having sharp eyes! No bloggers could read so well and detailed like you from my observation. Many are just Touch & Go leaving irrelevant comments sometimes.

      I should bring this blog post to redeem a free plate of half half.

      I took a good look at my T shirt and it really looked like INSAF. Actually it is NASAM and that day I had just signed up to be a volunteer for National Stroke Association of Malaysia.

      I was also wondering how this restaurant could survive for catering to dinner crowds only but they seem to have enough take away orders and regular clients. Anyway the rental is bearable to be on upper floors.

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  9. Oh, I love these type of marinated chicken.. nice choice.. but about the brick walls, it is kind of "enclosed" ...

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    1. I think the Koreans often marinate their food well with strong flavours that suit me!
      I found the partitions a bit odd at first glance but it is very good to give us the privacy we need. This is something new and unique in Malaysia.

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  10. We have the best fried chicken in Jeju Island... brought from the market place, prepared on the spot...how fresh was that! and best with some Korean wine/beer!

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    1. I missed going to Jeju Island as we went skiing instead. I heard that the food culture there is so different from Seoul. Will go there next time.

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  11. I don’t know what Korean fried chicken is like, but I’d like to try. The Café Chicken looks so nice. It will take long for me to decide which to eat, too. All my family members love juicy and crispy “karaage” (Japanese fried chicken). Cut chickens are marinated in sake, grated garlic and ginger, coated with potato powder or katakuri starch, then deep fried. For variation, I marinate the fried ones in sweetened vinegar plus orange or lemon juice, or I fry chickens after dipping into batter (mixture of flour and potato powder, egg, and water). Tha latter has softer texture. Wish only peace, no disasters caused by military conflicts. Have a nice week ahead.

    Yoko

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    1. Oh I love this Japanese Karaage! it has the delicious taste and uniqueness when we bite into them. There are so many types of Japanese food that we love esp the barbequed meat. We truly enjoyed those memorable dinners in Himeji and Sapporo with warm sake.

      I also wish that the world will have peace and no more wars. We had enough of sufferings and homeless innocent people.

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  12. wah...ur story dated back to college years....anyway, I'm fine with whatever fried chicken!

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  13. yay! good to hear you both got a good fix of korean fried chicken! i'm afraid one of these days, i might get addicted to korean chicken :D it's 1030pm now, and i can still make it to hartamas in time before the chicken restaurant closes, heheh :D

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  14. LoL I love the last pic of you having your two thumbs up from the phone. Haha. Cute!

    I heard that this place serves wicked fried chicken too but I havent got the time to try it out :(

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  15. I think I never visit any "proper" Korean Fried Chicken specialist restaurant, always thought they are quite expensive :P #failedfoodblogger

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  16. I bet the cubicles are also meant for anyone who wants to 'eat with abandon' without prying eyes ..lol. I live nearby. Will pop in one day to satisfy my curiosity ^.^

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