Jonathan Gold gives us the scoop on where to find the best Asian fried chicken in Los Angeles. KCRW’s Abbie Fentress Swanson and Camellia Tse made the rounds, drumstick by drumstick and wing by wing, and mapped Jonathan Gold’s world of Asian fried chicken in LA.
Once southern food was hard to find north of the Mason-Dixon line. Now restaurants all over the country are serving grits, collard greens and waffles piled high with fried chicken. A strip mall in LA’s Chinatown is drawing crowds with boxes of bright paprika-colored, mouth-numbingly hot Nashville-style chicken.