— Lee’s chicken had been replaced with a Korean/Japanese eatery
A chicken with beautiful plumage does not sit in a corner.
~ African Proverb
Our boys love fried chicken. They normally wants this for lunch after their Chinese classes on Saturdays. Although, the most common fried chicken places in Vancouver is KFC and Church’s Chicken, we don’t really fancy them.
Instead, we like this rather unknown place called Lee’s Fried Chicken. We tried it once out of curiosity some years back and has since been going there quite regularly. It is located along Kingsway between Royal Oak and Nelson. BTW, although this place serves primarily fried chicken, they also serve Korean and Japanese food like sushi, noodles, etc during weekdays.
The husband-wife owners of this outlet are Koreans. Since we were such regulars over the years, we get very good service from the owners — they give us real plates and cutlery instead of styrofoam and plastic ones!
The boys love the fries the most. It’s always served hot and is crispy on the outside and soft on the insides — made perfectly. It also has the right touch of salt. Arkensen always says that it has good texture and great taste. The serving is large enough for the four of us.
We always ordered the 10-piece fried chicken combo. It costs $17.11, after taxes. If you try this, you must order it with “extra crispy and spicy” option. You will like the crispiness. Like the fries, they are always served piping hot. The skin is crunchy and underneath it, the meat is moist. Perfecto!
The combo includes the fries and chicken gravy. The gravy is nothing to shout about. We normally do not finish all 10 pieces and bring whatever we can’t finish for dinner at home.
I know a lot of the readers of our blog work or church around this area. So, I highly recommend you to at least try this place out. I think you will find that Lee’s Chicken beats KFC and Church’s Chicken. Tell the owner Chowtimes sent you. 🙂