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Fried chicken taco + surf ‘n turf fries @ Panamerican Food Festival

So, we’re hanging out at the Panamerican Food & Music Festival, this funky little fiesta at Yonge Dundas Square. Now, in a place like this, you know there’s gonna be a ton of tacos, but I was looking for the funkiest, chunkiest taco I could get my hands on…and I think I found it:

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This Korean fried chicken taco from the funky bunch at GOGI packs a whole stick of chicken with a tangy sauce in with kimchi, lettuce, scallions and a little crema, for that extra creaminess. Now, you can bite the chicken right off the stick, until you get to the middle, then it gets a little messy. But hey, if it ain’t messy, it ain’t tasty, bro!!!

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Of course, you KNOW I can’t eat just one taco, bro! So I stopped off next door for some Mar & Tierra (Sea & Earth) Fries from El Trompo Movil. This is like Mexican Poutine Gone Wild! The fries are hot ‘n crispy, you’ve got that south-of-the-border flavour with the crema ‘n guac, shrimp are cooked perfectly, and then there’s these small pieces of steak scattered around, along with little balls of shredded cheese. Probably one of the most outta-bounds versions of poutine I’ve ever had — all that’s missing is some killer queso fundido on top!!!

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Now, they don’t actually serve beer at this festival, so I had to settle for a watermelon smoothie…straight from the melon! Dude, this is like the most fruit I’ve had all month!!!

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But even after all that funky food and drink, you KNOW I’ve still got room for a churro, bro! Dude, there’s always room for churros!!!

We’re getting loaded on Drunken Chicken, bro!!!

Now, if I was to add a couple more letters to the name of this website, it would be Triple BFC. Or maybe Triple BBQFC. Cuz man, if there’s one thing I like almost as much as Burgers, Bacon and Beer, it’s fried chicken. And there’s a whole buncha funky joints from the South — we’re talkin’ South Korea, son — waaay up North, up around Yonge and Finch, that do it up right. But when I heard about this joint called Drunken Chicken, you KNOW I had to check it out. Pass me an ice-cold Sapporo, bro!!!

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Now, the deal with this place is that you can order a “half” or a “whole” chicken, either with bones or boneless, and then there’s seven different sauces and flavours to choose from. Or you can do what I did, which was get half and half — you save four bucks per order, and you get to choose two different kinds.

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So, we started with the Honey Gangjeong, which was a little underwhelming. Don’t get me wrong, this chicken was crispier than a frisky biscuit, but it just didn’t have that much sweetness to it. I was kinda expecting more from something with “honey” in the name…

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I definitely liked the Spicy Peanut more, doused in a Thai-style peanut sauce…but it was so not spicy. Normally, when I see something with a pepper next to it on the menu, it means I’ll be hitching a ride home on the Pepto-Copter, but that was definitely not the case here. Still pretty tasty though…

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Now, you KNOW I finished off two full baskets of Korean fried chicken, and still had room for dessert…if by dessert, you mean onion rings:

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Korean fried chicken, topped with potato wedges and cheese… Whoa.

You know me, this is body by fried chicken, bro! So when I found out this new Korean chicken joint just opened up at Yonge and Finch, I ditched the Camaro for the TTC, cuz I knew I’d be too full to drive home… This is Chicken in the Kitchen:

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This place doesn’t just serve up one kind of fried chicken–more like seven! So, I went with the Gold Fried Chicken, which is “topped with potato wedges and cheddar cheese.” Dude, Potato Wedges & Cheddar Cheese was the name of my backyard wrestling tag team!

Now, I’m a little disappointed in the cheese distribution, but the chicken was really hot, nice and juicy, melt-in-your-mouth tender. A “half order” for $14.99 comes with like six pieces of chicken…and that’s not even counting the wedge action, bro!!!

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Man, these wedges are so hot, they’re like Straight Outta Flavourtown! You’ve got a bit of cheese, some parsley, and a nice garlic dipping sauce on the side… After scarfing down this basket of magical goodness, I didn’t even have room for dessert!!!

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I’m about to go all Gangnam Style on this Korean Fried Chicken!

So, we’re back at Adelaide Eats, the sweet treat to beat the heat on the street, where they’ve serving up some real-deal outdoor delicacies–but only till the 28th, bro! Now, when it comes to fried chicken, I know real-deal when I eat it. I’ve certainly shoved my share of Double Downs straight down my piehole in my time. So, when you say “fried chicken sandwich,” I’m all over that like Snoop Dogg on a bad guest appearance, bro!

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OK, so here’s the deal. Kaboom Chicken, this funky little joint on Queen East, is serving it up Korean-style on a crunchy baguette roll! The chicken is super crispy, sticky-icky, with just a bit of slaw and hot sauce, cuz that’s all you really need, right? They even cut it in half, so you get two sliders for the price of one…although, that price is 10 dollars, so it’s not exactly a bargain-basement food find in Flavourtown! But hey, if I had 40 bucks to spend, I could slam another 4-5 of these, no problemo, bro!

FRONT STREET FOODS: Korean fried chicken is even crunchier than KFC!

OK, so check it out. Over the weekend, they pulled a big switcharoonie over at Front Street Foods, and brought in a whole buncha new stalls, including this real-deal, cruncharrifc, gluten-free KFC. No, this ain’t chicken fried in Kentucky, bro—it’s straight outta Korea!

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So, what’s Korean fried chicken, you ask? Well, instead of flour, they use starch, for that extra crispness. Then, they top it with this wicked awesome chili sauce that’s not too sweet, not too spicy. And the crunch doesn’t end there—this dish also comes with crinkle-cut chips, and American-style coleslaw…cuz eating kimchi with fried chicken would be a little weird.

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All this and a can of Coke for just 12 bucks, bro!