14.150 Tongdak

Cycle 14 – Item 150

4 (Sun) June 2023



at Gamachi Tongdak

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with IZ

Gamachi Tongdak (가마치통닭) is a Korean pub chain.  Specializes in traditional whole (tong) fried chicken (dak).  Founded 2017, with 687 locations listed on the website (unknown if all are currently in operation).

Located in Wirye Central Plaza, 1.1 km from home.

While I generally avoid such straight-to-franchise chains, I make an exception for fried chicken joints.  Otherwise, I’d never be able order fried chicken, because they’re all chains.  Also, Korean-style fried chicken is all about the right tools and techniques for deep-frying, which are readily amenable to systemetizing/packaging/implementing through the franchise model.

Spring chickens, each weighing probably around 600 grams before cooking.

While riding bikes around the neighborhood, we passed by the place and popped in for a quick snack (and a beer, for me).

9,000 won per bird, 17,000 won for a pair.

Pretty good.  Not much meat, not much flavor, but really crispy – an ideal accompaniment for ice cold beer.

(See also HANSIK)


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