KyoChon 1991 – Kuala Lumpur

KyoChon 1991 is a Korean based company specializing in fried chicken. Korean fried chicken was all the rage several years ago, but has somewhat died down.

What makes Korean fried chicken special is that it is cooked twice. The first cook primarily cooks the meat, while the second cook is at high temperature to make it crispy and seal in the juices. The same concept applies to Belgian French Fries.

KyoChon 1991 is located in the Pavilion Mall in Kuala Lumpur. It had been several years since I last ate at KyoChon, at one of their Los Angeles branches.

Red Pepper Chicken

An order 8-piece Red Pepper wing and drummette came with a side of rice and a small bowl of chicken broth. The chicken was cooked nicely, as the interior remained moist and juicy while the outside was crisp. The red pepper actually had a pretty decent kick to it. I was somewhat surprised by the level of heat.

Soy Garlic Chicken

The original Soy Garlic drumsticks came 2 to an order. Again, the chicken was moist and tender on the inside, but not as crisp as the red pepper. Perhaps the soy garlic glaze reduces the crispness of the skin. The chicken did have a nice garlic punch to it, but the soy was on the sweeter side. I would have preferred a little less sweetness, but that is my personal preference.

The chicken was actually better than I remember, and more cost friendly. Although in Kuala Lumpur eating at KyoChon 1991 would be considered somewhat expensive. For a quick, quality meal KyoChon 1991 is a good choice.

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