(This feature was published in GMA News Online last July 6, 2017)
If you’re not familiar with Korean fried chicken, you must be hiding under a rock. Many have become smitten with this crispy and crunchy dish, judging from the number of chicken joints mushrooming around the metro.
You’ll find that most places serve almost the same menu items. But Kko Kko is different. Yes, it has the traditional crispy fried chicken marinated in Korean spices, and the yang nyum variety that is tossed in sauces like classic soy and sweet chili. But what makes this restaurant stand out from the rest is its chicken and cheese fondue.
Kko Kko was established by local TV personality Grace Lee, who was born in Korea. “The idea behind Kko Kko came from my mom,” she said. “She had been in the restaurant industry for about a decade when she came up with the idea of creating a modern Korean restaurant, with Korean fried chicken as [its] specialty.”
And modern-looking it is. With its newly opened branch at Market! Market! (the third one already) showcasing an open space with colorful steel chairs, wood wall panels, and a high ceiling with exposed ductwork and vertical gardens in full view.
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