Treat yourself to a different kind of KFC.
A popular Korean Fried Chicken joint has spread its wings to open up a second restaurant in Canary Wharf. Seoul Bird, best known for its finger-licking thighs, wings and tenders, has become one of Westfield Shepherds Bush’s best-known spots, and have decided to fly over to the east of the city to spread the true joy of Korean Fried Chicken. [Featured Image: Seoul Bird].
Helmed by world-renowned Korean American chef Judy Joo, Seoul Bird’s crispy and double-fried Korean-style chicken has gone down a storm with Londoners. Now that the Canary Wharf spot has opened its doors, diners can expect the usual delights along with new additions to the menu devised over lockdown by Joo and chef Andrew Hales.
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Step into the restaurant decorated to place you right in the heart of Seoul’s street food culture with an NYC-style sheen. Then, once seated, it’s all about the marvellous dishes. A new fan-favourite is sure to be the mixed Korean Fried Chicken bucket, a timeless chicken-shop classic. In these marvellous sharers, you’ll find all the vital pieces from double-fried tenders to grilled thighs and wings.
Speaking on the mouth-watering bucket, Judy Joo said: “Andy and I have spent a lot of time developing some really exciting dishes that we can’t wait to bring to Canary Wharf. Growing up in America, buckets of chicken were a special treat that I looked forward to. I wanted to recreate that sense of sharing and abundance at Seoul Bird – who isn’t happy when indulging a bucket of crispy Korean fried chicken?!”
And, if you’re not in the mood for a full bucket, you best be ready to go to town on the authentic Korean chargrilled marinated chicks. Cooked over charcoal, fried, and brined for 24 hours before being double-fried for the special crunch, Seoul Bird’s customers are certain to taste the love and dedication that goes into these crispy dishes. Plus, they offer the mother of all chicken burgers: the Seoul Burger. Just picture the drool-worthy golden Korean chicken inside a fluffy potato bun doused in soy and gochujang glaze, finished with kewpie mayo, red onion and iceberg lettuce… You’re considering heading down there right now, aren’t you?
Add the appetising side dishes, like the K-Tots (basically a mini-hash brown, sign us up), alongside a Chocolate Seoul shake and you’ll have acquired the most satisfying of food comas.
Find Seoul Bird Canary Wharf at Mall Level -1, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf, E14 5NY. Stay up to date via their Instagram.