Fact: Chicken and beer, often called chi-mek (chicken + mekju, or beer) for short, is the most perfect jjak (pair).
Recently called a “local oddity” by The Atlantic Cities, Café Soho, in Philadelphia, PA, serves wallet-friendly pitchers of beer and delicious fried chicken. With its hip and modern interior with bright red furnishings, the local hang-out definitely stands out in the midst of the city’s diverse food culture.
Café Soho offers many different types of marinated and fried chicken. There is Spicy Chicken, Soy Sauce Chicken, Fried Seasoned Chicken, Fried Chicken, and Special Chicken. And although the restaurant is known for their chicken, they also have dishes like Pizza Donkatsu, which is pork cutlet topped with melted cheese, ham, and veggies, and Seafood Dduk Bokki, spicy Korean rice cakes with seafood.
The Atlantic Cities also cited Café Soho as having launched Philly’s “Korean food movement,” stating that many eateries have started incorporating Korean flavors into their menu since its open. James Beard award-winner Michael Solomonov, who named Café Soho as his favorite restaurant, was so infatuated with the chicken-and-beer joint that he added Korean chicken to his menu at Federal Donuts last month!
468 W Cheltenham Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19126
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