"Almost every culture prepares chicken," said Sang, the bistro's owner and head chicken connoiseur. "And that's what we do here at Ultimate Chicken." And the shining poultry star? The Korean fried chicken, of course.Can the increased consumption of chicken bring about world peace? Highly doubtful, but it certainly can make life a whole lot tastier. "Almost every culture prepares chicken," said Sang, who owns this Falls Church establishment. "And that's what we do here at Ultimate Chicken." And the shining poultry star? The Korean Fried Chicken, of course. It's different from American fried chicken in several ways, including the batter and the seasoning. "It's less greasy and lighter," said Sang, who brought out the heaping delicious half-chicken pictured above.
The secret's also in the sauce. We sampled the soy garlic variety. "After we fry the chicken, we toss it in a wok with the sauce," said Sang, who grew up in Korea. The other varieties on offer include Hot & Spicy, Sweet & Mild and Supreme, a sweet and spicy concoction topped with a dollop of mayo. The fried chicken itself also comes in three varieties: boneless popcorn pieces; fried chicken in wholes or generous halves; and wings. Eat it alone or pair it with a beer. In all shapes and forms, it's delicious.
Korean Fried Chicken, $9.99 (half), $17.99 (whole)
Korean Bulgogi BBQ, $13.99
Daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.