Chick 'N' Sours
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If fried chicken and sour cocktails isn’t a mood that says ‘I’m living my life and you best believe I’m not looking at my bank balance for a week’, then we don’t know what is. Chick ’n Sours may just be the most perfect sod-everything-out-the-window restaurant in London. It’s got enormous sandwiches filled with crisp and moist thighs slathered in sriracha mayo. It’s got tenders, and slaw. And not one, not two, but, seven homemade dips. Oh and also a load of cocktails for under a tenner too.
The reaction when somebody sees one of Chick ‘n’ Sours sandwiches is generally along the lines of ‘geez... look at the size of that’. This is precisely what you need right now. We’re not saying you won’t also need a lie down after your sandwich, fries, and the must-order Szechuan aubergine. But it’ll be for the best.
Is it a fried chicken burger, or a fried chicken sandwich? What’s the difference if it’s in between bun? Does anyone even care? The K-Pop from Chick ‘N’ Sours is the answer to all of these questions. Not because it talks or has erudite opinions, but because once you’re eating a perfectly crispy but still juicy chicken thigh that’s smothered in gochujang mayo, you won’t care at all.
Most lairy nights in London end with an Apprentice-like deal for free hot wings that can, if successful, leave you feeling like the leader of team Obnoxious Drunken Persistence. At Chick ‘n’ Sours, the fried chicken comes first. Or, perhaps after a couple of cocktails. Their k-pop burger is always delicious, as are lots of the Asian-inspired sides. And whether you’re in this, the original spot in Haggerston, or their Covent Garden place, you’re going to be able to have a good time.
Chick ’n Sours will always hold a special place in our hearts (and stomach rumblings), thanks to saucy wings and its crispy thighs.The K-Pop, a behemoth of a sandwich, is a whole fried chicken thigh topped with slaw and gochujang mayo, while the wings are thick with batter and smothered in kung pao or chilli fish sauce.
Ever seen someone eating oysters and drinking champagne at a rock ‘n’ roll gig? Or someone prepping a chicken with shake ‘n’ bake in a ball gown? No, of course you haven’t, because anything involving ‘‘n’’ is usually a pretty casual affair - and Chick ‘N’ Sours is no different. This Haggerston spot serves Asian-inspired fried chicken - think kung pao disco wings and K-pop burgers - with sour cocktails that will have you merrily wandering home chilled, full of rum, and distinctly happy with your decision to forego jeans.
The original Chick ’n Sours still holds a special place in our hearts (and stomach rumblings). Its location between Shoreditch and Dalston makes it, probably, the number one spot for a post-pint dinner in this area. The Korean fried chicken sandwich, dripping in gochujang mayo with a handful of daikon and coriander slaw, is even better than it sounds. The sour cocktails are also a cracking match, making this a great destination for a boozy (and messy date), or a catch up with mates.