Want to share my experience on the spicy chicken sandwich at Fuku, the David Chang restaurant opened a couple months ago. This is the latest addition to the ever growing David Chang collection of restaurants.
the chicken was moist, tender and taste chickeny. dark meat- yes dark meat for once. dark chicken meat is so much more flavorful than the breast (especially industrially produced chicken breast). obviously white meat is less fatty, but then again why are we eating steak in the next meal after we eat white meat chicken? the sandwich can come with daikon, pickle and ssam sauce. the sandwich was overall well flavored. Now, the caveats:
its a tiny space where you eat standing at high tables. basically designed to get you your food quickly and out the door. with that said, its still a little nicer to be able to sit down even if its simple food. afterall, while its not an issue for me, its
NYC, where heels are prevalent.
sometimes can get long, which can be annoying given eating the food doesn’t take that long.
overall, i’d gladly eat there, although i won’t go out of my way to do that.
i work near the newly opened Fuku+ inside of Ma Peche. the menu is a bit more diverse than the EV location, but it’s still really all about the chicken. the notable difference is the collabo with Danny Bowien on the Mission Chinese Fuku Fingers. it’s equal parts Fuku fried chicken and Mission Chinese chicken wing spice. awesome!
the menu is best enjoyed with a small group, as some dishes are pricey but small. a group of four could do well with the MCF Fingers, some fries, a Sichuan flatbread, and a mini Fuku sandwich. they also have a rotating salad, which i’ve viewed but not tasted. fried chicken > salad, all day.
Yeah those chicken fingers are amazing. Nice and spicy and crunchy and delicious. Perfect paired with the wedge salad which has the most bacony ranch dressing and is a great foil to the Sichuan peppercorns on the chicken.
Went to Fuku+ for lunch yesterday. I am sad to report there were no longer any secret nachos, but the loaded fries looked good.
I had a spicy chicken sandwich. In a word, amazing! Think Chick-fil-a on steroids. Just the right level of heat, plain, simple and close to perfect. The best $8 I spent in a while.