Fried chicken is very popular in the Korean dining culture. If you’ve been to Korea, you’ll find fried chicken restaurants everywhere you go. People ask for the difference between Korean fried chicken and regular North American fried chicken. The biggest difference is the crust. North American normally use all-purpose-flour for the crust but Korean fried chicken normally use potato flour for the crust. Potato flour gives it a more crunchy and strong finger-licking flavour that we would get from french fries.
Ajuker is a promising fried chicken restaurant. Hands on the best you could find in Greater Vancouver area.
Fried chicken comes with a dish of diced pickled turnips and salt. Pickled turnips are to balance the strong flavour of the fried chicken. I consider it the best part of enjoying fried chicken. The pickled turnips are served cold. The best ice and fire feeling in your mouth all at once! Salt is to enhance the regular chicken’s taste (the fried chicken with no sauce). It is only meant for people who have a very strong and heavy taste bud because Ajuker’s chicken is very well seasoned. In normal situation you don’t really need to use the salt.
I ordered two types of fried chicken. One regular (no sauce) and one sweet and spicy sauce fried chicken. If you don’t have a big appetite but want to try both, you can order half and half for a full portion. Another option is to order a full portion of regular fried chicken and ask for some sauce. One of our friend did that before and they are very generous to do that for us.
Sweet and spicy fried chicken is basically regular chicken tossed in the sauce. The sauce is not spicy at all which I’m very happy of because I don’t eat spicy food.
Ajuker chicken is juicy and tender. Their crust is the no.1 reason for its name of best Korean fried chicken in Greater Vancouver area. Every customer will have a free fish cake soup with their order. In Korea, they call free food as “service.”
Like I said, best fried chicken! I could never go back to KFC or Church’s Chicken after Ajuker.