There are a few things that I crave all the time. Attention, affection, positive reinforcement and Korean food. I will go out of my way to get Korean food regardless of where I am. I’d love to say that this week’s restaurant took me completely by surprise. Not only because it was delicious, but because of it’s location – DDO. West island is the fucking wildcard of Asian food right now. From fiery Szechuan at Mala Express, Teishoko style Japanese cuisine at Mont Brise, legit pho at Zui Zui and I Am Pho, and now yet ANOTHER amazing Korean restaurant to add to the growing roster of Asian eats, K-BROS.
In the past several years, it seems like the city has experienced an exponential boom in fried chicken spots. You’ve got the OGs like, Triple Crown, Icehouse, Mon Ami, Comon, to the new kids, Olivia’s, Corilla, Cali and Maffeo’s. I’d like to say that the fried chicken frenzy has peaked but with a few more spots that I have lined to to write about, I don’t see an end in sight… for now. That being said, this week, I hit up one of our home-grown fried chicken chains to pop up, Jack Le Coq.
Montreal’s fried chicken scene is happening. We’ve got all types the run the gamut from Korean fried chicken like my faves, Comon, Mon Ami, Corilla, and Dawa, to Southern style at Triple Crown Dinette and Icehouse to everything in between. Now comes a new player in the game. When I first got word of this week’s spot, I was excited. Not only because it was fried chicken, but one the kind that is not represented AT ALL in the city. What do you think of when I say Filipino fried chicken? That place with the dead-eye mascot performing a choreographed dance at a children’s birthday party? What if I told you, there’s a place in Montreal that’s comparable… and dare I say, even better. This week I check out Maffeo’s Fried chicken.