Juke Fried Chicken: Superbly Crunchy Coating
After hearing about the new fried chicken joint that opened up in Chinatown, we made sure to check it out after a recent visit to nearby Phnom Penh… because, after all, what better way to top off Phnom Penh chicken wings than with more fried chicken.
Since we were still pretty full from our meal at Phnom Penh, we decided to just pick up a 3 piece order of fried chicken ($8). The good news here is that the chicken is encased in a superbly crunchy skin and the meat, while lacking in seasoning, was quite moist. The bad news is that the chicken is extremely greasy and oily. In addition, the thick crust comes off in large chunks so you have to be careful when you eat the chicken.
Their buttermilk-brined chicken is pretty good but, as I mentioned, needs more seasoning and takes a back seat to the superbly crispy and crunchy chicken skin coated with a mix of potato and corn starch. Honestly, it’s worth it just to eat the chicken skin.
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