My friend Everett was right. He told me that once I ate at Mad For Chicken I would never want to eat Fried Chicken anywhere else. Mad For Chicken serves Korean Fried Chicken and has a few locations in New York as well one in Washington D.C.
As we were walking around we couldn’t find the place. It turns out there are no signs where Mad For Chicken is located unless you look up. It’s located on a second floor in a nondescript building. We used the stairs (which were so narrow I thought I was practicing for the high wire act in the circus) to get to the actual restaurant.
I had read up on Mad For Chicken via their website about how they use fresh, never frozen natural Chicken and that their cooking method reduces the amount of fat in the Chicken. My first thought was, I hope it doesn’t affect the taste. Once we were seated we ordered the Parmesan French Fries as well as the Mexican Corn (Elote).
The Parmesan French Fries which for some reason on this occasion had no Parmesan Cheese but melted American Cheese were fresh cut. It was served with a side of Ketchup and Spicy Mayo. I loved the Spicy Mayo.
The Mexican Corn was grilled lightly and topped with Parmesan Cheese which was strange because the Fries had none, oh well. Now the Chicken, I can’t put into words my feelings. When we placed the order we were told it would take approximately 30 minutes for the Chicken to be ready.
We decided to split the order in half so that we could try both sauces (Hot and Soy Garlic). Their site explains that their sauce base is Soy Sauce, Garlic, Onions and some fruits. Of the two sauces, the spicier one was better and you could really make out the flavors. The Chicken itself was so crispy on the outside it was almost like a shell. The inside was moist and delicious. We were almost battling to see who would get the last pieces of Chicken and although I didn’t get one of the last pieces I could say that Mad For Chicken did indeed drive us crazy. We haven’t stopped talking about their chicken since.
Mad For Chicken – This location is now called Turntable
Neighborhood: Murray Hill
314 5th Ave, 2nd Fl
(between 31st St & 32nd St)
New York, NY