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Lunch at UFC (Unidentified Flying Chicken)

James G | Feb 27, 200711:40 AM     12

After having read the recent review of Korean fried chicken places on the NYT, and having had a pretty good fried chicken experience at the Cheogajip branch in Virginia some time ago, I decided to try out UFC for lunch today. It's located at 71-22 Roosevelt Avenue right under the elevated line, in a small storefront shop. When I got there, at around noon, there was no one else in the place, and I was able to chat with the owner, a very friendly guy.

There are not really any portions that scream out "have me for lunch when you're eating alone", but the owner helped me to select the small ($8.99) order of wings, which he suggested I try with two toppings--soy and garlic, and sweet and hot. After around 15 minutes of chatting the wings were ready--12 wings, six of each type, hot from the fryer, along with a portion of pickled daikon radish.

The wings were fantastic; very moist and succulent meat with crispy not-too-thick batter and great tasting sauce. I had a hard time deciding which of the two sauces I preferred, but if I had to decide, I'd go for the sweet and hot, most likely. But maybe I could go for the soy-garlic instead. They were both really good.

According to the owner, the place is more crowded in the evenings, and I could imagine they'd be GREAT with beer. Definitely worth a try.

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