My girlfriend LOVES fried chicken.
She was begging to have fried chicken for lunch today. It got to the point where she was considering going to KFC. I felt as if she had plunged a knife through my liberal anti-corporate heart.
A few nights ago, we had some decent fried chicken as an accompaniment to the outrageously affordable ramen special at Shinsengumi Hakata Ramen in Gardena. (Huge bowl o' ramen, beer or wine, and a side dish for about $12.... a steal)
However when the urge struck at lunch today dear hounds, your humble Mr. Taster was, indeed, humbled. Roscoe's, Pann's, etc. are too far away to make it for my lunch hour (or, more accurately, my lunch hour and ten minutes). I came up utterly blank. I had to admit to my LTA (Lovely Tasting Assistant) that I was defeated.
We settled instead for the truly delicious chicken kabob pita sandwich at eat-a-pita (don't confuse it with the regular chicken pita-- the kabob sandwich is much more flavorful, with a beautiful charred flavor on the chicken and peppers, and also takes about 20 minutes to make so call ahead).
I attempted to pad out her good will by stuffing ourselves on the outrageously decadent chocolate covered cream puff from one of the kosher bakeries just south on fairfax ($2.75, unfortunately pre-stuffed with custard and refrigerated so the choux was gummy, but it was still sinful in sheer quantity and velvety texture)
However, the spectre of my failure still looms....
Help me to regain the respect of my girlfriend! Where can one find excellent fried chicken in the Beverly and Fairfax area that can be had in a lunch hour (and ten) break?