(The leftovers for the next day)
One of Cheogajip's combos- 1/2 yang nyum (seasoned chicken/covered in the restaurant's special sauce) chicken & 1/2 fried chicken
Our choice of combo also came with these potato wedges. Very "potatoey" on the inside like the consistency of mashed potatoes & they are still good to eat the next day again!
These pickled radishes come with every order of chicken. They are quite simple as a side but yet so needed for that fresh, zesty crunch after bites of chicken.
The fried chicken! (Don't mind the "dry look" to them because this was right before I heated them up.)
And the best, their yang nyum chicken!
Fact Friday about me! When it comes to picking what to eat, I'm usually a modest food picker. Generally, I prefer not to eat fancy schmancy foods nor do I care about going to fancy schmancy restaurants. They are wonderful once in awhile out of the blue or for special occasions though.
Especially now that the weather is getting super duper cold here, staying in with 1 of my favorite foods & catching up on any shows or movies sounds like perfectly good fun to me. So ask me on some Friday nights, "Would I be going out or staying in with some chicken wings"? I say, chicken wiiiiiings!
And if they are chicken wings from Cheogajip then it's definitely a go go go~
Cheogajip is a chicken restaurant that I've been going to only… this year or so AND will keep going to for my Korean chicken cravings. I used to love Bonchon Chicken but sadly, the 2 places that were accessible to me were all gone. So I gave another well-known chicken restaurant chain a try which was KyoChon Chicken. It turned out to be completely unsatisfying. Finding Cheogajip became a pleasing replacement for Bonchon Chicken.
Chicken wings from Cheogajip is a swell change to the ones we usually get at KFC, Popeyes, Pizza Hut, etc. It's certainly not your traditional KFC sort of chicken with the taste & how it's prepared. I call it the special chicken ;) Special chicken because of the addicting flavors & special for any must need to watch football games with my #1 team, The Steelers or even for my #2 or #3 teams!
Address--- 160-24A Northern Blvd Flushing, NY 11358
How's the waiting area?--- A long restaurant that isn't spacious but not too tight either. They have 3, 4 seats in front of the cashier for you to sit & wait. Customers will come & go right in front of your face but it's definitely not to the point of you feeling irked by it.
How's the waiting time?--- Now the waiting time might be an issue to some… prepare to wait for at least 20 to 30, maybe maybe 40 minutes if they're busy. It's not a place where you can quickly park your car in front, thinking you won't get a ticket, get right back into your car with your order kind of timing. Finding parking here is iffy, depending on the time for the parking meters along the streets of Northern Blvd & on which day you go! As far as I know, Fridays & Saturdays are pretty busy over here. I usually park in the residential areas because I know there's a wait & if I don't have any quarters on me.
Type of food--- Chicken & pizza the Korean way! Chicken choices: fried / yang nyum / very spicy / soy sauce infused. Pizza choices: bulgogi (marinated beef) / potato / sweet potato / buffalo chicken (this one might be discontinued). Extra sides: potato wedges / more yang nyum sauce / hot sauce
There are also very few Korean dishes like Nakji bbokeum (spicy stir fried chopped octopus). Don't know if I would order anything else besides chicken here though!
Portion size--- The chicken might be pricey but for the portion size, it's A-ok. For example, fried chicken is $18 & yang nyum chicken is $20. One order of chicken, you get 2 boxes of it plus the pickled radish. Whenever my boyfriend & I ordered one type of chicken, we never finished it in one night.
Suggestions--- You might be all for the original fried chicken for any chicken place but you have to try the yang nyum chicken!! It's a must period. The seasoning is incredible! It makes my mouth water every time I think about it :D A mix of sweet & tangy-ness with added on flavors of celery I believe & sesame seeds. But if you still want to get their fried chicken as well then you can get the combo of getting 1/2, 1/2.
Cheogajip has a handful of different combos that is perfect for trying out the various foods they offer & perfect for a couple like us so we can have leftovers or for little get togethers.
I would also recommend getting a pizza from here. I've tried bulgogi, potato, & the sweet potato one and I have to say I like the potato one the most. The bulgogi pizza was a little salty & the sweet potato one just didn't match up to the potato one.
Oh and if you don't specify your chicken order, they will give you a whole chicken of whatever flavor you paid for. My boyfriend & I love wings the best so we always tell them, just the wings.
What I usually order--- Yang nyum chicken & sometimes either potato wedges or potato pizza.
Why it's great for take out--- As mentioned above, for any games! Or for any laid-back day during the weekends especially!
Just in case, you missed the 1st "To Go" post… To Go- Craving Korean
Enjoy your weekend guys!! I'm even happier for this weekend to start in particular because my boyfriend, Lou will be having his last vacay days off for this year! It's going to be a very stretched out weekend for us. So, worked hard & now going to play hard with meeeeee =)