So David Chang’s fried chicken concept, Fuku, opened up this morning at the Gallery on the third street promenade. Since that it only like 5 blocks from where I work, I decided to head over there for lunch.
Besides the fried chicken sandwich (available as a spicy chicken thigh or non-spicy chicken finger), they have an Los Angeles secret menu item - the Rippin’ Hot cold fried chicken. It is claimed to be as hot as Howlin’ Ray’s hottest level so I had to try it. It comes with black gloves and a half pint of milk.
I’ve never had Howlin’ Ray’s so don’t actually know how hot this is compared to Howlin (or Howlin ++) levels. I thought it was pretty tasty. I also got the fried chicken sandwich and I definitely like that they use thigh meat instead of breast meat. It was a little greasy, but they were frying as quickly as they could so I’m sure the oil temp was not quite hot enough. It’s $11 for a fried chicken sandwich, one side, and a drink which is a pretty good deal in SM.