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Kaboom Chicken : Toronto, Canada

Kaboom Chicken : Toronto, Canada

Name: Kaboom Chicken
Address: 150 York Street, Toronto, ON M5H 3S5, Canada (Only from July 11, 2016-Aug 5, 2016 at Adelaide Place inside the Front Street Foods Market)
Website: Website
Phone: N/A
Wifi: No
Tender: Cash
Neighbourhood: Financial District
Type: Korean/Asian/Fusion

Kaboom chicken is located in the Front Street Foods market in the financial district’s Adelaide Place until August 5, 2016. They are currently a pop-up eatery with plans to open a storefront location in the future.

 

Kaboom Chicken describes themselves as a Korean fusion eatery that focuses on combining Korean cuisine with Western practices. Their specialty is Korean Fried Chicken, which is chicken that has been fried twice to give an extra crispy outer skin but less grease compared to traditional fried chicken which is fried only once.

 

First, I sample the Korean fried chicken with HK style bubble waffle, $12 CDN + tax. The chicken is drizzled with sweet chilli sauce and chopped scallions and served on a HK style bubble waffle which has been flash fried in order to give it a crisper texture. If you like extra crispy fried chicken and crisp waffles (which I personally do) then this dish delivers. Both the chicken and the waffle are very crispy and the chicken is juicy and flavorful.

Kaboom Chicken: Korean Fried Chicken with HK style waffle
Kaboom Chicken: Korean Fried Chicken with HK style bubble waffle

Next I try the blowtorched pork belly roti taco, $5 CDN + tax. The roti is made in-house and has a nice thickness and texture to it. The pork belly is nicely torched yet remains tender and juicy. There is also a generous amount of tangy spice hot sauce drizzled all over. This however is their downfall as all  I taste is sauce. Less sauce would serve this dish better.

 

Kaboom Chicken: Roti
Kaboom Chicken: Blow torched pork belly roti taco

Finally, I try the Korean Fried Chicken with lattice chips and coslaw. Once again the chicken is crisp and tasty. The lattice chips however are not. They could be crisper and use a little more seasoning. The coslaw was a nice addition and is tossed in a vinegar based dressing which helps to cut the oil of all the fried goodies I’ve consumed.

Kaboom Chicken: Korean Fried Chicken with chips and coslaw
Kaboom Chicken: Korean Fried Chicken with lattice chips and coslaw

Being a pop-up in a temporary outdoor market the offerings were understandably limited, however I do think that Kaboom showcases their Korean Fried Chicken specialty well despite this. A review of their website shows they offer quite a bit more from vegetable sides to baos and desserts. Hopefully they will open a storefront soon, and when they do I’d also like to see Korean fried popcorn chicken with a spicy kimchi aioli dipping sauce on the menu please!

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored, however the meal/items were complimentary. All opinions expressed are my own. All menu offerings and prices are accurate as of time of posting, please refer to restaurant/shop for most up to date information.

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