If you were dropped into Los Angeles’ culinary scene with no prior knowledge, you would think that the concept of spicy chicken is something reserved solely for Nashville hot chicken spots. When it comes to spicy fried chicken, most restaurants have ridden the wave of this particular brand of the hot bird. Enter Michin Dak, a local Korean fried chicken spot that’s doing hot chicken their own way.
The shop uses a special spice mix that largely remains top secret, though it’s a fact that some of the included spices have to be imported from Korea. This chicken comes in five different spice levels, the last of which is aptly named “Michin Spicy” and described on the menu simply as “Spicy AF.”
And boy does it live up to its name. To give a frame of reference, the menu warns patrons that they won’t be offered a refund if they come to think the chicken is too spicy.
While there are a couple of methods to eat this fiery chicken, the Korean Fried Sando is the star of the show. The sandwich comes with a fried chicken thigh, house-made Korean pickles, a Greek yogurt-based cabbage slaw, and a thousand island dressing, all of which sit in between a fresh, split Brioche bun. It’s sure to give any chicken sandwich a run for its money.
This unique take on the hot chicken can be found at Michin Dak’s sole location on 6th St., in Los Angeles, CA. Check it out and find out exactly what a “Spicy AF” sandwich entails.