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Eye Nosh: KyoChon = Fried Deliciousness

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LAist Featured Photos' oranges are not the only fruit took a tip from Jonathan Gold and headed over to KyoChon for some post-Wiltern chicken. The whole experience gets the full treatment on their What You See is What You Eat blog, but we'll serve up some tasty morsels, like those leftover pieces of chicken pictured above.

On the decor & service: "The place is white, minimalist, clean tables, eager attendees - an upscale KFC without the tortured chickens in the back (as far as I know). Also a button to call an attendant (like on an airplane), but we were a little too scared to use it."

On how long it takes & why: "The thing here is that you have to wait. And wait. And wait. They double fry the chicken - fry once, let it cool, fry again. This is what gives the chicken its wonderfully crispy coating [...] but, this means you must wait."

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On the "original recipe" chicken: "The original version is coated with a Secret Sauce - garlic! soy sauce! 18-20 other spices! The coating is thin (in a good way) and very crispy without being overly crunchy. When I took a bite, I got both the fried deliciousness of the skin and some meat. And there was a complex set of flavors that set this one apart from your typical fried chicken - you're not just tasting and eating buttermilk or panko. There was thought put into this. Good thoughts."

On the size of the pieces: "At Kyochon, the chicken pieces are literally bite sized (but don't pop them into your mouth!! There are bones!), so you are eating all parts of the chicken essentially in hot wing form."

On the cost and what you can get: "Whole chicken is $17.99. The drums-only or wings-only selections are less. They have lunch combo specials as well."

Kyochon Chicken
3833 W 6th Strett, Los Angeles
Open 10am - midnight

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