Cycle 12 – Cycle 297
29 (Fri) October 2021
Kentucky Barbecue Leg
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
Wirye, a “new town” comprising parts of Seoul + Hanam + Seongnam cities, home to about 100,000 residents, has but 1 McDonald’s (1.3 km from home), 1 Burger King (2.2 km), 1 Subway (1.3 km), and now 1 KFC (1.3 km).
Even at work, in the center of Seoul, the only global fast food restaurants within walking distance is Subway. The nearest McDonald’s is a mile away (1.6 km), followed by Burger King (2.1 km), KFC (2.6 km).
In Manila, where I lived for 6.5 years, a McDonald’s/Burger King/KFC or other fast food chain seemed available on every block.
The good news: KFC serves draft beer.
The bad news: chicken is horrible.
The Original Recipe was dry and crumbly.
The new oven-roasted Kentucky Barbecue Leg, glazed in a sweetish bland American-style BBQ sauce, was sticky and icky.
Or maybe that’s good news, because I really shouldn’t be eating (too much) KFC, or fried chicken (in general).
Having placed a temporary ban on KFC in the Philippines due to quality concerns (see 11.105 Original Recipe Fried Chicken), I extend the ban here.
(See also FAST FOOD)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)