Seoul Food: Ajuker Chicken
You might chalk it up to rampant apophenia but there seems to be a curious correspondence between North/South civil conflicts and fried chicken. Not to bang the war drum but anyone from Harlan Sanders to Martha Stewart'll confess that the best fried chicken comes from the "grey" side of the Mason-Dixon (heck, they don't call it southern fried chicken for nothing). Likewise, spending anytime in the two Koreas, you'll realize that though the north has the best tyrant to toupee ratio, you'll find some of the finest, most fingerlickin' fowl down south of the DMZ.
And from the Times to your fave foodie message board, peeps seem to be chirpping-up the crispy golden virtues of Korean fried chicken and blogTO, sage and shameless enough to recognize the smell of a fryer-fat-hot food trend are proud to squeeze our soon-to-be 72 inch behind into one of the bandwagon's few remaining seats.
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