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Here’s Where to Get Korean Fried Chicken in Westchester

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These six county locations serve up the crispiest, tenderest, and sometimes spiciest Korean fried chicken this side of the Hudson.

Korean-style fried chicken is lightly battered with a crispy, crunchy finish. In the States, this term is typically used in reference to the yangnyeom variety, which is pre-seasoned and brushed with spicy sauce after cooking. This chicken has a kick, too, comparable in heat to the Nashville variety, but with its own flair.

Looking for the crunchy goodness in Westchester? Here’s where you’ll find it.

bb.q Chicken

357 N Central Ave, Hartsdale; 914.468.6338

Traditional Korean-style chicken is bb.q’s crowning achievement, as one can gather from the name. The Hartsdale joint offers crispy fried chicken with light, airy breading and tender meat. Patrons love the flaky skin, which is the result of a two-day preparation process. Wings and boneless options are available; try flavors like honey garlic or the more traditional Gang-Jeong for a mix of sweet and spicy.

Cravwings

1769 Central Park Ave, Yonkers; 914.346.8820

At Cravwings, it all comes down to choices, and the options for the Korean-style wings seem endless. Double-fried or boneless? Either way, you got it. Indulge in a mouth-watering assortment of flavors, from the traditional (soy garlic) to the unconventional (cheddar cheese sauce). Cravwings is the indisputable stop for fried chicken aficionados, or anyone looking to try a twist on a traditional favorite in Westchester.

 

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Korean BBQ Grill

496 Main St, New Rochelle; 914.999.4242

The aptly named Korean BBQ Grill is as authentic as it gets. The New Rochelle eatery offers spicy wings, which are indeed spicy but not overwhelmingly so, fried and glazed in a sweet sauce. For the less adventurous, or those with a more sensitive palate, there is a standard fried chicken option as well.

MELT SHOP

125 Westchester Ave, White Plains; 914.202.2822

MELT SHOP is pushing the envelope with its unexpected presentation of a Korean-style favorite; sandwiches are the eatery’s specialty, after all. The glazed chicken is sticky, crispy, and fall-apart tender, rolled in sesame seeds and served on a bun with mayo and Asian slaw. The shop can be found inside the Westchester Mall, offering easy access to a delicious meal after a strenuous day of shopping.

 

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RameNesque

1008 Main St, Peekskill; 914.930.1788

One of the most popular items on RameNesque’s menu is the Korean fried chicken, and for good reason. The wings are marinated in spicy sauce and coated with crispy breading, only to be double-fried for an extra crunch. Don’t worry, this establishment is inclusive of all heat tolerance levels, too, with spicy and mild varieties to boot.

 

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Yeomiji

13 Spencer Pl, Scarsdale; 914.874.5655

It is mind-blowing how something this good is only an appetizer. However, Yeomiji (correctly) assumes that you’re going to want more of its flaky, crunchy chicken, so the six-piece serving is sizable. These gluten-free wings are deep-fried and glazed with a savory onion soy sauce, and they’re always served fresh and delicious.


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