Next time you’re jonesing for fried chicken, it might be worth calling Mr. Yao at China Village in Albany for a chat. Melanie Wong got a whole fried organic chicken there, served with “just a spicy salt with Sichuan peppercorns on the side” for $25. She was told that, next time, “we should call ahead and give a few hours’ notice for time to marinate the bird, as this one had all the seasoning in the coating only. He also told us that he can make the Korean-style wings with spicy garlic sauce (kam pong gi), but only when he’s around as he prepares it himself.”

China Village [East Bay]
1335 Solano Avenue, Albany

Board Link: Korean-ish Fried Chicken at China Village (Albany)

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