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Hrazdan vs. Zankou

Wendy8869 | May 17, 2005 12:46 PM

I finally was able to sample Zankou chicken several weeks ago.. I had been wanting to compare it to my favorite Hrazdan Chicken for quite some time. I went to the Zankou on Sunset in Hollywood. I did enjoy Zankou very much, but I actually found that (dare I say it?) I like Hrazdan better. The food was very comparable. At both restaurants the chicken is very very good, very similar. However, I like the garlic sauce at Hrazdan much better. Very similar in quality and taste but Hrazdan's is a little more buttery with a stronger lovely garlic flavor. Rice did not come with my chicken plate at Zankou but it always comes with the chicken plate at Hrazdan and it's wonderful (and I don't normally like rice). I also like the pickles at Hrazdan a litte better. The only thing Zankou has on Hrazdan is the atmosphere, the place really is a hole-in-the wall with just a few small tables. I usually get take-away. I'm really glad I checked out Zankou, now i know not to take Hrazdan for granted. I'm not really surprised at all of the awards Zankou's won but Hrazdan must really be a secret spot because they'd be right up there with them with awards on the food quality. I wouldn't say it'd be a destination spot for a long drive, but if you're in the area it's a must try. Particularly if you live in the area like me and don't want to drive all the way to the nearest Zankou.

Hrazdan Chicken
12602 Hadley Street, Whittier, CA 90601
http://hrazdanchicken.com/

www.zankouchicken.com

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