Fried Chicken is the ultimate comfort food. And it’s so good, that KFC has described it as Finger Licking Good! But The fried chicken you get at fast food chains aren’t the only renditions of the dish! There is a lot more place, in New York City, where you can get supremely good fried chicken that embarks on a journey from your mouth, dances on your taste buds and finally makes a place for itself in your soul. I’m talking extreme soul food.
Here’s a list of some of the best fried chicken you can find in New York City:
1. Fuku Wall Street
Fuku delivers a whole fried chicken called Chimek, cut up in pieces, one half deluged in hot sauce and the other brined in buttermilk and a habanero bathed crust. For a whopping $42, this is a simple yet luxurious meal. Accompaniments include flatbread, pickles, onion specks, fries and kimchi! Enjoy this with some beer and soak in that TGIF feel!
2. Pies ‘n’ Thighs
If its got thighs in its name, it must be doing them right! Pies ‘n’ Thighs offer beautiful southern comfort food with a new-age hipster spin. But it stays true to the classic fried chicken, with exceptionally generous portions, a beautiful spice rub on the meat and the crunchy crust seasoned with cayenne, paprika and salt, the fried chicken box is the most sought-after meals at this diner.
Bessou brings home the traditional Japanese fried chicken, also known as karrange. The meat is brined in soy sauce and coated with wheat and potato starch, double dipped in crumbs and fried at a high temperature. This process makes it extra crunchy. The hot bird is then bathed in a number of spices including Korean chilly, cayenne, cumin and cinnamon. The end result? Deliciousness in every bite.