Unidentified Flying Chicken
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E, F, M, R at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave.; 7 at 74th St.-Broadway
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Queens Blvd. to Northern Blvd., 91st St. to 54th St.
Unidentified Flying Chickens finesses its fowl in a winning style that is all the rage in Seoul. Perdue birds are coated with highly spiced batter, deep-fried in vegetable oil, drained of excess grease, and fried again. This technique cooks out the schmaltz and crisps the tasty crust. Flavor options include hot (fiery from a red pepper sauce made in-house); soy-garlic (more salty than garlicky); sweet and spicy (reminiscent of Chinese sweet and sour dishes); and spicy mustard (a deli taste popular in Korea). Chickens are available in parts or as whole birds, and sides cover cole slaw, fries, and low-calorie Korean pickles. UFC’s juicy birds fly out for delivery and takeout, but the waitress-served downstairs dining room is unexpectedly attractive. It’s done up with orange accents and a sassy, sunglassed hipster-chicken logo that's as appealing as the joint’s marquee dish.Recommended Dishes
Hot or soy-garlic chicken, $10-$18
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