March 16, 2019: I finally got to try out this Korean Fried Chicken franchise!!! ^_^ My love for fried chicken knows no bounds. 😀
I arrived early at 6 p.m. to the Yonge and Sheppard location of MyMy Chicken to await my friends. It’s a restaurant that has taken over two store units, so it is a rather large space for big or small groups to dine in at. They don’t take reservations, so arriving early is always the best key to getting a table with no waiting. (This is a recurrent theme for me lately: Arrive early for everything so you don’t have to wait. Time is precious.)
The menu has a huge variety of fried chicken!! It has everything from the Original Korean Fried Chicken (KFC) to Gold Cheese, Garlic & Soy Sauce, Green Onion, Seasoned Spicy, Seasoned Cream Cheese, Curry, Onion, and so much more! I was amazed. All the chicken was priced at about $29.99 to $31.99. Besides just fried chicken, they also have other a la carte options like fried chicken intestines, seafood pancake, kimchi tofu, toppoki, seafood noodles, and more. They have tons of beer selection too for the ultimate ‘fried chicken and beer’ night.
They serve the chicken either with bones or boneless (extra $2). There is also an option to get a whole chicken with two flavours called “Half-Half”, which would have been a great option had we wanted the pre-specified flavours of “Original,” “Seasoned Spicy,” “Gold Cheese,” or “Onion”.
For the three of us, we ordered two whole chickens: Gold Cheese and Honey & Garlic. We asked for the Gold Cheese Chicken to be boneless while the Honey & Garlic to have the bones intact.
After placing our order (the tables have electronic bells on them for you to get the attention of a server), we received three types of banchan: freshly popped popcorn, pickled radish, and another julienne pink pickled radish.
Our fried chicken arrived in a decent amount of time and looked amazing! The Gold Cheese Chicken smelled so good. There weren’t any cheese powder on it contrary to what the menu had said and also contrary to Wendy’s experience when she had had it on a previous visit. There were so many nuggets of chicken in the bowl! Bits of shredded cheddar cheese covered the crispy fried chicken.
Taste-wise, the meat inside the chicken wasn’t very seasoned. It really relied on the batter and exterior cheddar cheese to give it some flavour.
The Honey & Garlic Fried Chicken was another beautiful batch with some assorted rice cakes and sweet potatoes on the top of it too. While I’m not a huge fan of sweet flavoured meat, I liked this because it was with bones and thus the dark meat was much more tender and juicy.
To my surprise, we didn’t end up finishing both batches of fried chicken and each took home a good portion of leftovers.
I really enjoyed the visit here at MyMy Chicken. It’s the perfect place for a group hangout. The more people you have, the more flavours of fried chicken you can try out. The service was great as well.
Next time, I’d order only the chicken with bone and take advantage of the Half-Half “2 flavours/1 chicken” deal. We might as well do that if you are ordering one whole chicken since you get to try two flavours instead of one, but the choices are indeed limited to the four basic flavours I mentioned above.
Happy KFC eating! 🙂