Lee Theatre Plaza spot Dodam Chicken houses two existing brands from Korea: Hwaggaduk, the world’s first chicken baked in a pizza oven, and Dodam, a straight-up fried chicken brand that's massive cult fave in Korea. The backed chicken is fab but we love deep-fried crunch spicy chicken that's perfectly crunchy and not blow-your-face-off spicy.
This is real Seoul food. The double-fried yangnyeom-style chicken will make you wonder why anyone would only ever fry chicken once. Open from 3pm to 4am, this place is popular with moonlighters looking to cure their nighttime hunger pangs. Go for the staple fried chicken and ask for sauces on side, which range from sweet chilli to garlic soy. These are perfect with a beer. Be prepared to queue for your chicken though.
Covered in a thin, crunchy and peppery batter, the chicken here bursts with flavour and comes with a side of salad, mash and the legendary waffle for which the diner is known. For something a little spicier, try the Buffalo Chicken Wings, flavoured with vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce. If this still hasn’t sated your chicken craving, go for the fried chicken burger.
This family-run joint has a menu with an entire page dedicated to Korean fried chicken, serving multiple varieties of the cooked birds until 5am daily. The owner boasts that the marinade is made up of 20 different ingredients, one of which is beer – no wonder they are such a perfect accompaniment to an ice-cold Korean brewski. Choose between original, soy sauce or spring onion chicken – it’s hands on so don’t bother with cutlery.
Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender in the middle. What more do you need from this crispy golden Southern fried goodness. Better still, The 'Tav's 'Breakin' Bacon' night, every Thursday from 10pm onwards means you can stuff your face with fried chicken and bacon. Have we just died and gone to heaven? Probably.
Chef Jack Carson brings the laid-back vibe of New Orleans to the Hong Kong dining scene with this restaurant. The namesake dish, Parish fried chicken, is our undisputed favourite on the menu. Beneath layers of crispy skin lie large juicy pieces of chicken flesh. Order a side dish of creamy crunchy coleslaw to go with them, and you're onto a winner