EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Earlier this year, as news of the pending opening of a full-sized, stand-alone Chick-Fil-A whipped fans and curiosity-seekers into a frenzy, it seemed almost every major restaurant and sandwich wanted to preemptively throw their hat into the fried chicken sandwich ring.
(Even I was inspired to come up with my own version!)
The noted and famed Momofuku empire was no exception, choosing even to open a brand new shop dedicated only to the popular sandwich, calling it simply Fuku, and simply offering just sandwiches, chicken fingers, fries, and a salad for the guilt-ridden.
Keeping it very simple and staying true the the origins of the sandwich, the wonderfully nostalgic flavor, balance, mouthfeel of crispy-fried chicken and soft aromatic potato rolls more than suffice for a delightful dining experience. If you feeling a bit more modern and adventurous, you can add pickles, an off-menu daikon radish slaw, and the house hot sauce.
Not only can you not go wrong with how you take your chicken sandwich at Fuku, you can only go wrong opting to eat one from most other places that are (suddenly) not only offering them now, but featuring them as well.
FUKU | 163 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003 | (718) 431-3332 | momofuku.com