mymy chicken toronto

MyMy Chicken

MyMy Chicken is a fried chicken restaurant that’s bringing its successful recipes straight from Korea to the Annex. A hit franchise with over 50 locations in South Korea, this is MyMy’s second location since expanding to Toronto.

Coming from a country whose love of beer and fried chicken nears obsession, MyMy is undoubtedly good at what it does and sticks to it closely.

mymy chicken torontoWalking in to the restaurant you’re greeted by an entire wall of fried chicken adage-art and loud music that switches back and forth from heavy club beats to K-pop hits.

mymy chicken torontoExcluding its small section of sides, its menu consists solely of 16-piece fried chicken orders, a good portion for two people which can be halved into different flavours.

mymy chicken torontoBefore ordering my main, I was presented with complimentary shrimp chips, pickled radish cubes and a strange little dish of cabbage topped with a mayonnaise blueberry jam sauce that, unfortunately, was not my jam.

MyMy uses two types of batter, crispy and rice-style. They also have a cheese powder which I suspect is the key ingredient to their success and comes directly from South Korea.

mymy chicken torontoThe gold cheese wings ($28) have the distinct taste of cheese powder even under an extra thick layer of shredded cheddar. I found the powder added an extra dimension of flavour to the chicken and had a texture akin to that of powdered cheese popcorn but with a bit more spice and way more crunch.

The gold cheese fries ($9) come with the same powder and pairs well with a pint of Asahi ($8).

mymy chicken torontoOther sides include the corn cheese ($8), a creamy dish of corn mixed with lots of melted cheddar, and the oden soup ($13), a Korean take on the Japanese melange of fish cakes and radishes.

mymy chicken torontoAnother best-selling dish with a secret recipe, the seasoned spicy chicken ($28), is more sweet than spicy but still has a fair bit of kick. I found its flavour flat but pleasingly rich with tones of what I believed to be sesame and allspice, although the server wouldn’t confirm or deny my suspicions.

For those looking for a dish with the semblance of veggies, there’s the green onion chicken ($29) or the curry chicken ($28) for some flavourful depth.mymy chicken toronto

While I’m deeply passionate about fried chicken, a surprise favourite for me was MyMy’s soupy bowl of spicy rice cakes ($11).

mymy chicken torontoAdding veggie dumplings, savoury seaweed rolls and cheese will set you back an extra $2.50 each.

mymy chicken torontoI loved the soft and chewy texture of the rice cakes and highly recommend ordering it if you like spicy and want a nice contrast to the exorbitant number of crispy wings you’re bound to eat here.

mymy chicken toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez

MyMy Chicken

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