9 (Fri) December 2011
from Torre Ore
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Padak (파닭) is a Korean dish. Chicken (dak), usually boneless chunks, breaded and deep-fried, dressed in a sweet-sour sauce, topped with topped with shredded scallions (pa). Both the tanginess of the dressing and the sharpness of the fresh leeks provide counterpoint to the heaviness of the chicken.
I don’t know who claims credit for the dish, but it’s well conceived and deserves kudos. Personally, I don’t like that everything gets rather soggy and limp after awhile. A relatively new but now prevalent menu item on the fried chicken delivery scene.
At this particular chain, the dressing is labeled as “wine- and balsamic vinegar-flavored.”
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