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Recession Obsession: KyoChon Fried Chicken

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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it stays in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over fan favorite, Bay Cities Italian Deli, and Thai Town's Ruen Pair. Today, we obsess...

Korean Fried Chicken results in tastebud confusion. Through delicious overload and a rarely-paralleled flavor density, KFC is a unique treat. (LAist has been a fan.) I’d say “move over Colonel, there’s a new feaux-military chicken-slinging hero in town,” but that’s just not the case. It’d be like alerting Italy to the mounting non-threat that is California Pizza Kitchen ("CPK," if you dine there on the regular.)

Find a friend who hates typical fried chicken, bring him/her/shim to KyoChon, and watch a conversion. The two of you can have this religious experience for about $10 each. That’s why it’s LA’s latest Recession Obsession.