Monday, May 20, 2013

Good 2 Chicken

For our last night in Seoul, Korea we ventured out to the bustling area of Sinchon. Popular with college students as it is located in the middle of three universities, this area is known to 1) have many value priced shops 2) cheap eats and 3) stay open late.  The closest university has a large art school program so the streets are filled with various art projects and student performers. It was quite entertaining to walk around and we quickly spotted several fried chicken places.  Being huge fans of BonChon, Keith insisted we try one and so we settled upon Good 2 Chicken.

The restaurant was located on the second floor and was packed with college students all noshing on fried chicken, smoking cigarettes, and drinking cheap light beer. We were seated at a table close to the window, which was a nice retreat from the smoke-filled room.  Keith desperately wanted a beer and so we ordered a pitcher.  A giant frosted plastic pitcher arrived of light beer.  It would not have been our first choice to order such a watered down beer, but ended up working out well since we had lots of heavy fried chicken ahead of us.

Quickly looking over the menu, we decided to get a combination deal of half spicy and half soy-glazed fried chicken. We also ordered a side of boneless fried chicken.  We were unsure of how many pieces would arrive, and turned out it was a huge portion - more than enough for 4 to 6 people to share. Woops!  It came with a side of white radish, mustard dipping sauce, spicy dipping sauce, and an interesting spicy corn slaw.

The boneless chicken was mostly dark meat with skin on, so was a bit greasy for me. I usually like plain white breast meat. It tasted good with the mustard sauce though and I liked the crunch of the white radish.  Keith liked both the spicy and soy-glazed versions equally.  He was surprised to see the neck included, as that is not usually customary in America.  However, Keith is quite fond of the neck and often fights his sister at Thanksgiving to get the turkey neck first. So it was a nice treat for him.

Overall, the food was alright.  Very different than all the traditional Korean food we had been feasting on, so it was a nice change but not my favorite.  The price and atmosphere was cheap and laid back - I could see why it was a popular destination for college students.

Total rating: 3.03
Food: 3, Price: 3, Service: 3, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 3.5

What I ate:
Boneless Fried Chicken

Plus Keith ate:
Spicy Fried Chicken

Soy-Glazed Fried Chicken

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