My First Taste of Woorijip’s New Spicy Chicken Wrap
What would $3.50 get you for lunch? A plain slice? A couple of dirty water hot dogs? Maybe a small cup of soup? At Woorijip (on 32nd btw. B’way+5th), $3.50 can buy you a modest, yet filling lunch. It’s a well known fact that Woorijip is one of the best lunch deals in the vicinity of K-town. We at Midtownlunch have always loved this place for a variety of reason – the fair prices, the variety of food, and their willingness to tinker with special menu items, for better or for worse. I’m personally a frequent customer (I think I fill up a loyalty card at least once a month), and take a quirky delight in sampling any new menu items as soon as I notice them. And today’s new menu item happened to be a spicy chicken wrap, priced at only $2.50.
Despite the modest size, the wrap is packed with chunks of chicken that have been lightly breaded and fried, and then coated with a spicy sweet glaze. There’s a leafy green or two floating around for textural contrast, but this wrap is almost all chicken. It’s also surprisingly hearty, requiring at least 8-9 bites to take down. For merely the price of a subway ride, I found myself nearly full on this wrap.
Woorijip also offers filling side items such as kongnamul guk (bean sprout soup), miyeok guk (seaweed soup) and warm rice for $1 each. I rounded out my chicken wrap with a warming bowl of the former, which is pleasantly refreshing and not overly spicy despite the intimidating red hue. For about the same price as your morning grande mochachino, it’s very easy to assemble a satisfying lunch at Woorijip. Now that folks, is a bargain.
Woorjip, 12 W. 32nd St. (btw. 5+6th), 212-244-1115