Category Archives: Chicken

HiFive24 (Burnaby): Fried and Baked Chicken

About two years ago, a new entry into the fast-food fried chicken market opened up in Vancouver at the corner of SE Marine Drive and Main Street called HiFive24. Similar to Church’s Chicken, HiFive24 operates 24-hours so you can get your fix for fried chicken at any time of the day. Unlike Church’s, however, HiFive24 also offers up baked chicken in addition to fried chicken.
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Dasarang (North Road): Chicken Katsu and Fried Chicken

Dasarang is one of the many Korean restaurants located in the large mini mall off of North Road and Rochester Street. Located on the second floor, Dasarang occupies a fairly large space and has plenty of windows which lets the light in.
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Church’s Chicken (South Burnaby): Crinkle Cut Fries and Gravy

Despite liking Church’s Chicken over places like KFC, it’s been quite a while since I hit up a Church’s. This fried chicken chain from Texas has a long history in the Lower Mainland (their first non-USA location was here).
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Duffin’s Donuts: Old School Donuts in Vancouver 24/7

Does anything say old school donuts in Vancouver more than Duffin’s Donuts? Sure, you can find lot of cool designer donuts nowadays and they’re all pretty good. But when you’ve got a craving for some doughy goodness in the middle of the night, where else are you going to look other than Duffin’s considering that they’re open 24/7?
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Hi Five 24 – Baked and Fried Chicken

If you’re looking for comfort food, you don’t have to go much further than fried chicken. In the whole debate over who has the best fast food fried chicken in town… for my money, it’s always been Church’s > KFC. Of course, LA Chicken beats all of them but I put LA Chicken in a whole other class by themselves.
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Nando’s: Barcelos Wannabe

When Barcelos first opened up at Market Crossing, I thought it was just a copycat of the more well known Nando’s. To be honest, I’ve only eaten at Nando’s on rare occasions (mainly in shopping mall food courts) and I’ve never been very thrilled by their offerings.
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Heaven Sent Fried Chicken (Everett): Ezell’s Famous Chicken

If you’ve ever head of Ezell’s Famous Chicken (and you probably have if you watch Oprah because she once stated it was her favourite fried chicken), then you’ll know that it’s a popular chain in the Seattle area. As it turns out Ezell had a falling out with the company that he co-founded and has since changed the name of his remaining locations to Heaven Sent Fried Chicken. Wow… talk about drama!
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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.
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Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken (Market Crossing) – Nando’s?

Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken recently opened up in the Market Crossing area of Burnaby. Interestingly, as soon as I walked inside, I felt like I had walked into a Nando’s.
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Steak Shack (Hawaii 2016) – Beachfront Steak and Chicken

Waikiki is known for having many upscale restaurants. There’s also a proliferation of hole-in-the-wall food stalls serving up quality eats. Take, for example, Steak Shack.
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Freebird Chicken Shack – Hainanese Chicken

Back in December, I visited Freebird Chicken Shack which is the latest offering from Chef Angus An’s family of restaurants. While I’ve never been to Fat Mao Noodles before, I am a fan of both Maenam and Longtail Kitchen, so I had high hopes for Freebird.
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LA Chicken – Best Fried Chicken, Evah!

LA Chicken has to be the worst-kept-secret, hole-in-the-wall, fried-chicken place in the Lower Mainland.
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