Korean Fried Chicken: The Crunch That Changed The World

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Every culture has their own fried chicken. Malaysia has the red-tinged ayam goreng berempah. America has thick buttermilk fried chicken. Japan has juicy pieces of kaarage.

But no fried chicken has quite taken the world by storm like the Korean fried chicken did. Propelled by the popularity of K-pop and K-dramas, Korean fried chicken has made its way into the hearts (and stomachs) of fans and casual diners alike.

Traditionally, Koreans only steamed chicken or cooked it in broth. However, Yu Seok-ho studied abroad in the United States and fell in love with fried chicken there. When he returned to Korea, he started selling smaller individual pieces of fried chicken and paired it with beer, which was so well received that the pairing became a cornerstone of Korean culture!

Source: The Rakyat Post