Kyo-chon! Kyo-chon! Where are you?

There are a zillion (I’m not even exaggerating) fried chicken places in Korea.  There are the sit down chicken restaurants, fast food chicken, fried chicken delivery, and even places that like to call themselves “Mexican Fried Chicken” (although their chicken is just normal fried chicken).  The point is: Koreans love themselves some fried chicken!

We’ve had our fair share of fried chicken.  Most of the bars in Korea make you order food – and it doesn’t matter what country you are in – chicken wings always make good bar food.  🙂

The BEST fried chicken I’ve had (anywhere) is from Kyochon Chicken.  It’s a chain here.  And it’s damn good!  It’s spicy, crispy, and the best thing you can do to a drumstick and wing. 

Insert problem.

I’ve only eaten the chicken because Micah’s teachers have ordered it at school before – and gave us the leftovers.  It was delivered.  Nobody really knows where it is located because they always just call for delivery.  So, for the past few months, we’ve been on a mission to figure out where to find a Kyochon Chicken in our neighborhood.  (Because ordering over the phone is just not an option for us yet).  Sure – as I’ve visited other out of the way neighborhoods, I’ve spotted them – but no luck around usAnd it’s not for lack of trying.  We’ve walked many a mile trying to find this place – guided by some very vague directions given to us by several teachers.   Argh…where are you!?

But – perseverance prevails!

Finally – last weekend we found it!  (Apparently we were feeling particularly ambitious.)  We decided to just keep asking, asking, asking – and each person we asked pointed us in the general vicinity, but we still couldn’t find the actual place.  And finally, a stop at Dunkin Donuts sealed the deal.  The Korean worker spoke some English and simply called Kyochon Chicken – and got us exactly to the right place. 


Ahh…we found you, you little sneak!!

And the best part…

It’s located about two or three blocks away from my school!  I had  never noticed it before.  Granted, I actually don’t walk behind my school all that often.

We promptly ordered our chicken (i.e. point at pictures), “chatted” a bit with the owner who knew a little bit of English and then it was feast time!


Want to see what’s inside the bag?





The chicken on the left is super spicy and my favorite.  The other type is more salty…but good too.

Oh wait – here is actually the best part of my random story. 

We somehow communicated to the owner how we walked around forever trying to find Kyochon Chicken and how we don’t know how to order delivery.  He looked at our address on our residence cards – and put our cell phone number and address in their order system!  When we call – our address just pops up.  We even did a little mock phone order with him to make sure this was for real.  Basically, all we need to do is say “combo red series and salty.”  Maybe throw in a “kamsahamnida” (thank you) – and we are good to go!  Note: have not attempted yet. 🙂


3 Responses to “Kyo-chon! Kyo-chon! Where are you?”

  1. 1 Mark Z May 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Yay for Korean delivery! Haha, once I figured that out, I got real lazy in a hurry.

  2. 2 Lori Hollenbach May 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Lol, glad you guys found your chicken 🙂

  3. 3 Heedo May 16, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Fedex it to federal way Lisa!!!!!

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