Woorijip Now Serving “Korean Fried Chicken”

Going off a tip from Tuesday’s obligatory Kyochon (5th Ave. btw. 32nd+33rd) post, I popped into the newly renovated Woorijip (32nd St. btw. 5th+6th Ave.) and indeed found some great fried chicken wings on the hot bar. Though they weren’t covered in a sweet hot glaze, said sauce could be found on the side for self-spoonage, which allowed the skin to stay crispy longer (there’s an audible crackle on these despite sitting out on the buffet). Woorijip’s buffet selections rotate, so you won’t be guaranteed wings everyday, but you’ll be sure to find an array of other fried goods to satisfy and with the new renovations, there’s no more gauntlet of buffet-related death. As for Kyochon? Girrl, I don’t need your fancy egg table and high maintenance lines.

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  • I’m not a Woorijip Vet, so how’s the pricing on their buffet? Thanks.

    And it could be a sound alternative to waiting forver on line.

  • I hope they’re better than Kyochon. That place should just turn into a Benetton and forget about the chicken. $1 a wing for a minuscule wing and you cant even mix the flavors.

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    Woorijip is a great treat when I’m in that neighborhood. I’ll definitely look for & try the wings next time. I usually do the spicy pork over rice, which isn’t really all that spicy. The bulgogi over rice is pretty good too. Bonus if I get a window seat.

  • Who is Jenn Sitt?

  • Woorijip always had wings at the buffet table.

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      i have never seen wings at the buffet area :-( maybe only on a certain day or certain time?

      • I think I’ve seen them on the buffet before, but really not that often (I go a few times a week). Hopefully with all this KFC madness, they’ll appear more regularly.

    • oh strange. maybe they changed it!

      • Needless to say, Kyochon/bonchon chicken is definitely better in quality. I used to get freaked out by the hair on the wings, especially the ones I used to get from H-Mart.

        and i apparently don’t know how to reply properly. fail.

  • I went to Woorijip today and filled up a box of wings from the buffet. It was a different recipe today, some kind of smokey bbq glaze–delicious, but most of the crunch had faded. I fished out all the big drummettes from the steam tray, and I don’t care who knows it.

    I also got some acorn jelly, a curled serving of the chewy noodles, and a thingy of brown rice on the side; came out to just over 8 bucks.

    Also, to chime in on spyder331 and ceh above; koreans use an alphabet that’s written syllabically. They sometimes drop a Chinese character on you to show that they’re educated (the same way we might write “en fraçais” occasionally, but none of the mislabled food is written in Chinese. Not to be a tightass about it, but I think that my korean friends would privately get uptight about their alphabet being called “chinese characters,” the same way Italians would get uptight if you called their language “Mexican.”

  • whoops, I should spell “en français” correctly.

    spydr331, to answer your question, Chinese characters are called “hanzi” in Chinese, “kanji” in Japanese, and “hanja” in Korean, but again, you didn’t see any “hanja” at the Woorijip buffet, they are not commonly used nowadays.

    Buon appetito a tutti!

  • What is the kanji for “who is Jenn Sitt”?

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