Cho Man Won Glazed Chicken (Food of the Week)

Korean Food Los Angeles

Cho Man Won, from the owners of adjacent O Dae San, is a Chinese-influenced Korean dumpling and noodle house in L.A.’s Koreatown that promises 10K+ plus on the sign out front. What they’re measuring wasn’t exactly clear, but if they’re referring to portion size, they most definitely hit the mark. Servings are massive, especially given the low prices. Hell, they charge $3.99 for 10 steamed dumplings (mysteriously down from $7.99) that somehow still delivered. However, it was Glazed Chicken ($7.99) that impressed me most. Hell, it was basically a Korean take on General Tso’s chicken, a dish I craved on a weekly basis during my suburban New Jersey upbringing. Only, instead of having crispy chunks of corn starched, dark meat chicken sport the famed General’s sauce, often crafted with soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger, I experienced a sticky sweet sauce balanced by a lingering chile kick. The finishing touch was a dusting of crushed peanuts, which added to the chicken’s winning texture.

Address: 2881 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Cho Man Won Glazed Chicken (Food of the Week)

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