5 fried chicken dishes to find in Vancouver

Jul 5 2016, 4:01 pm

Juicy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and full of flavour: Fried chicken can be so damn good. Whether you’re getting your fingers filthy picking up the pieces plain or pairing them up with some fluffy waffles, there are a few ways to enjoy fried chicken around town.

Here are five fried chicken dishes to get your hands on in Vancouver.

LA Chicken

If you’re a fried chicken purist, you’re going to have to make the trek to Richmond to find LA Chicken. It will give every fast food bucket of chicken a new high standard to beat, thanks to the small menu of chicken and sides served up in a plain Jane no frills strip mall joint.

Address: 11780 Thorpe Road, Suite 160, Richmond
Phone: 604-278-4737

Phnom Penh

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For a pile of crave-worthy fried chicken wings, the must-go destination is Chinatown’s Phnom Penh. This Cambodian-Vietnamese eatery is legendary in Vancouver for their chicken wings, served with a salt-and-pepper dipping sauce to take that crunch fried goodness to a whole new level.

Address: 244 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-682-5777

Jam Cafe

Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict Jam Cafe Vancouver

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Give your morning meal a fried chicken shake-up courtesy Jam Cafe. This Victoria export not only teams up their fried chicken with waffles, but also offers it as an Eggs Benny or on French Toast for a tasty twist.

Address: 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Twitter: @JamCafeYVR

Ramen Gojiro

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Nope, this isn’t a new fried chicken spot. It’s one of Vancouver’s newer ramen restaurants, but their signature menu item is a bowl of spicy Jiro-style ramen topped with juicy fried chicken, AKA karaage. Do yourself a favour and whisk it off the soup while you slurp, though, to keep that coating crispy.

Address: 501 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-673-0918
Instagram: @ramengojiro


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For a sophisticated take on fried chicken, head to Kitsilano’s acclaimed AnnaLena, where Chef Michael Robbins offers his Buttermilk Fried Chicken served with sesame dashi mayo and charred shishito peppers.

Address: 1809 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-4052
Twitter: @annalenayvr

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