So my friend Tiff and I have become obsessed with Korean Fried chicken from this place out PAST Gubei. It’s actually a chain from Korean called Kyochon 1991. They make fried chicken. Koreans and fried chicken? Yeah, it’s seriously good.
You can see from my last trip to Seoul that I actually had the fried chicken while there – the streets are filled with fried chicken and beer joints. Kyochon is a large international chain (Malaysia, the US and Singapore all have them) and they have a branch out way deep in the middle of Koreatown in Shanghai on Ziteng Road.
You can get there via line 10 on the subway, getting out at the Ziteng Road exit and then walking up Ziteng Road for 5 minutes. Once you get there, you need to put your name down for a table (even though it’s a fast food setting, your meal is anything but). Usually the wait has been around 20-30 minutes. Then you can order – they have three flavors – soy sauce, spicy and honey. I love love love the honey wings. That’s all I eat now. I found the soy sauce slightly salty. And I’m not very good with spice. The wings take another 30 minutes and then you feast!
It takes a bit of time to get out there, and it is crowded and closes too early for my tastes (10pm) – but it’s pretty much a weekly trip now.
182 Ziteng Lu, near Wuzhong Lu. Near Line 10