|Sacred cows make the best hamburger.||Home | Featured | The Restaurants | About ||
|« OCT 26: #120||NOV 07: I Went Back »|
Louisiana Fried Chicken is a chain of fast food restaurants serving Cajun style fried chicken and other dishes like gumbo and dirty rice. Joe Dion, a former associate of Jack in the Box and Pioneer Chicken, developed the concept here in Los Angeles (how ironic that you won't find LFC in Louisiana) and LFC grows its brand through licensing and co-branding, instead of through franchising or a corporate system, which helps explain why the El Monte location exists as such.
What I ate:
1. One Piece Chicken Combo (3.29 USD): Diner's choice of chicken and side, roll, and 12 oz. fountain drink. I chose a thigh, coleslaw for my side, and Barq's Root Beer to drink. The fried chicken was delicious. It was well spiced and peppery (there was paprika in the seasoning), the meat was moist (it was a thigh, after all), and the skin was oh so crispy - an excellent fast food variety of fried chicken. On the other hand, the roll and coleslaw were downright disgusting. The roll was like hardtack and the coleslaw had this pungent flavor that was kind of off putting. With the exception of french fries (hard to F up), I wouldn't order any sides here.
2. One Item Hong Kong Style Chinese Food Plate (3.75 USD): Diner's choice of fried rice or chow mein (or both) and one entrée. I went for half and half and sautéed chicken with green beans. The fried rice and chow mein both had sat out too long in the steam table but they were still satisfactory nevertheless. The sautéed chicken with green beans was actually quite good. The beans still had snap to them and the sauce was garlicky, peppery, and full of flavor.
Prices are typical for this kind of restaurant. On the Chinese side, a one item plate costs 3.75 USD, two items cost 4.75 USD, and three items cost 5.75 USD. For Louisiana Fried Chicken, the one piece chicken combo sells for 3.29 USD; two pieces, 4.19 USD; three pieces, 5.09; and four sell for 6.09. Chicken-only meals start at 9.99 USD for eight pieces.
The dining room is tiny! Most of the patrons I observed took their orders to go.
This restaurant also serves blended ice drinks and boba. If you venture to try one of these drinks, you're a braver person than I!
Parking: Parking is not a problem, especially when you have Home Depot for a neighbor.
The Bill: 7.69 USD.
My Rating: No star out of four stars (satisfactory). Open Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 9 PM, and Sunday, 10 AM to 8 PM. Credit cards accepted. www.louisianafriedchicken.com
Last Word: If you crave southern fried chicken along with chow mein and broccoli beef, Louisiana Fried Chicken of El Monte is the place for you.
blog comments powered by Disqus
|Gabriel Woo||Navigation||RSS Feed||Previously Featured|
|Editor and Publisher|
|Home||GabrielWooDotCom||February 2011 - Present|
|© 2010 - 2012 Gabriel Woo. All rights reserved.||Featured||October 2010 - February 2011|
|The Restaurants||Social Media||July - October 2010|
|About||May - July 2010|
|Urbanspoon||April - May 2010|
|Flickr||February - April 2010|