The Gangjung is a Korean restaurant located in the heart of Koreatown in Los Angeles, CA.
Dak means chicken in Korean. Gangjeong is a type of traditional Korean confectionery. It’s made by deep-frying sweet rice batter into crackers, coating with a syrup, and finally covering with puffed rice, sesame seeds, or nuts. Traditionally, the similar concept/technique — deep frying and coating with a sticky syrup — is also used to make various other sweet and savory dishes. Dakgangjeong is the chicken version.
My friend and I arrived at a perfect time where it was not too busy, and not too crowded at the same time. When seated you are given a menu of what type of gangjung, fried chicken, combo and sides to choose from. We both chose to get Combo A since there was two of us and we wanted to save $$$.
The corn salad was so good while we were waiting for the chicken to come around, we devoured before it arrived (as you can see in the photo above).
Instead of getting a soda, they also had beers and mimosas. The lemon mimosa caught my eye and ordered that. I'm not sure if there was any alcohol at all because I didn't taste it, but good overall. Would highly recommend.
Their fries were great, too. Just the right amount of crispiness to go along with ketchup and honey mustard. This combo was enough for the both of us. We wanted to try a combo so we can try more than one flavor, and come back another time to try something else.
The two flavor we chose was the Hot And Spicy Gangjung and Garlic Gangjung. I don't do well with spicy food, but the Hot And Spicy Gangjung wasn't too spicy. It was mild enough for you to taste and enjoy the flavor. The Garlic Gangjung did not only have the garlic flavor, but it was also sweet.
I really enjoyed eating here at The Gangjung and plan on coming back for sure and try their Whole Cheese Fondue Gangjung (my mouth is watering as I type this). Their service was great as they were very attentive to the people they were serving their customers all around.