Reco Restaurant: The Best Korean-Style Fried Chicken in Mississauga

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By Jonas Shinuda

Published on April 16, 2022 at 11:54 am

If you’re craving fried chicken but still want a little culture in your meal, then this popular Mississauga restaurant is a must.

Korean restaurant and bar Sikgaek may have flown under your radar, but make the trip to this unassuming resto and you’ll find one of the best places for Korean food in the whole city. The restaurant is located in the square at 800 Dundas St E near Cawthra Rd.

Not only does Sikgaek specialize in standard Korean cuisine (think dumplings, kimchi, and a variety of rice and noodle dishes with meat options including beef, pork, and squid), but they also serve something something many Korean restaurants don’t do: Fried chicken! If you want to know what makes Sikgaek Fried Chicken so special, read on.

THE DISH:

Sikgaek offers several different fried chicken dishes on their menu. I first went with their uncle Joseph Chicken and did not regret it at all.

Uncle Joseph Chicken is a Korean-style fried chicken dish drizzled with garlic sauce and a generous amount of mozzarella cheese. Of all the fried chicken restaurants I’ve tried, none blew me away on first bite like this. The chicken has a perfectly crispy texture on the outside with juicy white meat on the inside – incredibly well seasoned and even better with the very flavorful garlic sauce. Then there is the mozzarella cheese, which was full of flavor and had a nice stringy texture. I had never thought of combining fried chicken with mozzarella cheese before, but this is definitely a heavenly pairing.

Not only is Uncle Joseph’s Chicken a terrific dish taste-wise, the plate is loaded with a huge amount of chicken, making it a great contender when you want both quantity and quality. And really, who doesn’t want a lot of fried chicken, especially when it’s this good?

THE SPECIAL ONE:

Besides the fantastic menu, Sikgaek also has a beautiful interior that exudes comfort and a traditional Korean aesthetic. Lovely artwork abounds around the restaurant itself and on the menus, and aside from the open dining area, the tables are enclosed in their own chambers, making for a much more comfortable dining experience.

THE VERDICT:

For Korean-style fried chicken with amazing taste and texture, you can’t go wrong with Sikgaek Korean Restaurant and Bar. All of their fried chicken dishes look amazing, but I can personally recommend trying the Uncle Joseph chicken.


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