[Enjoy Chicago] Best Korean-style fried chicken restaurants in Chicago area

When I visited Korea, the most delicious chicken restaurant I had in Korea was bbq chicken. I prefer a mild taste rather than seasoning, bbq chicken’s Golden Olive Chicken was perfect for my taste.

A few months later, when I came back to the US, bbq chicken caught my eye in the Chicago area.

Choong Man Chicken(CM Chicken), a Korean-style chicken restaurant that opened last year, is also my favorite, but I didn’t know that the bbq chicken I ate in Korea would be so close to where I live.

Chicago, Arlington Heights, Vernon Hill, Niles, and Spring Grove are already open, and Schaumburg, Lincoln Park, and Rolling Meadows are scheduled to open soon.

Choong Man Chicken also continues to open branches.

In addition to the first store opened in Glenview, close to the Joong Boo market(중부시장), the second store opened in Aurora and the third store was opened in Lincoln Wood.

Chicken is the best choice for a snack or side dish to pick up and eat during the pandemic. The recommended menu is definitely the Snow Onion Chicken.

Choong Man Chicken (CM Chicken) locations in the Chicago area are as follows :

1. Choong Man Chicken Glenview
9850 N Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025
Hours : Mon~Sat, 11:30AM~10PM / Sun, 11:30AM~10PM

2. Choong Man Chicken Aurora
4334 E New York St Unit 110, Aurora, IL 60504
Hours : 11:30AM~8PM

3. Choong Man Chicken Lincolnwood
3333 w Touhy ave Unit VC10, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Hours : Mon~Sat, 11AM~8PM / Sun, 10:30AM~6PM

Choong Man Chicken (CM Chicken) Chicago Snow Onion Chicken

Choong Man Chicken (CM Chicken) Chicago

Choong Man Chicken (CM Chicken) Chicago

Choong Man Chicken (CM Chicken) Chicago

Choong Man Chicken (CM Chicken) Chicago

And the bbq chicken locations in the Chicago area are as follows :

bbq Chicken O’FALLON
Tel. 618-589-9909
1334 Central Park Drive Suite 6, O’Fallon, IL 62269

bbq Chicken CHICAGO CHINATOWN
Tel. 312-624-9650
2026 S Clark St unit g, Chicago, IL 60616

bbq Chicken WAUKEGAN
Tel. 224-944-0411
554 n green bay Rd. Waukegan IL 60085

bbq Chicken VERNON HILLS
701 N Milwaukee Ave Unit 348, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

bbq Chicken ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
Tel. 224-735-7362
4216 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

bbq Chicken NILES
Tel. 224-443-4189
9106 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714

bbq Chicken SPRING GROVE
Tel. 815-581-0065
2020 US-12 Ste D, Spring Grove, IL 60081

bbq Chicken SCHAUMBURG
COMING SOON
247 W Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60195

bbq Chicken EDGEWATER BEACH
Tel. 773-293-6972
1103 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

bbq Chicken LINCOLN PARK
COMING SOON
1337 West Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

bbq Chicken ROLLING MEADOW
COMING SOON
2180 Plum Grove Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

bbq Chicken NAPERVILLE H MART
COMING SOON

bbq chicken chicago best Korean-style chicken restaurant

bbq chicken chicago best Korean-style chicken restaurant

bbq chicken chicago best Korean-style chicken restaurant

And there is Bonchon Chicken located in Niles, which was first opened on Milwaukee Road.

Many branches in Illinois such as Schaumburg, Chicago, and Minnesota, Virginia, and Ohio are opening or preparing to open.

Bonchon Chicken branches in the Chicago area are as follows.

BonChon Chicken Schaumburg – E Golf Rd
1408 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 466-7663

BonChon Chicken Glenview – N Milwaukee Ave
1615 N Milwaukee Ave Unit 100
Glenview, IL 60025
(224) 567-8185

BonChon Chicken Aurora – E New York St
4302 E. New York St, Unit 118
Aurora, IL 60504
COMING SOON!

BonChon Chicken Bolingbrook – E Boughton Rd
635 E Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 426-1229

BonChon Chicken Chicago – W Division St
1732 W Division St
Chicago, Ilinois 60622
(773) 360-7460 & (773) 661-9437

BonChon Chicken Chicago – S China Pl
2163 S China Pl
Chicago, Ilinois 60616
(312) 877-5822/5832

BonChon Chicken Tinley Park – S LaGrange Rd
18305 S. Lagrange Rd, Unit B
Tinley Park, IL 60487
COMING SOON!

Find Korean foods in Trader Joe’s – Bulgogi beef fried rice, Pajeon

When I visited Trader Joe’s after a long time, there were a lot of Korean food.

Korean food such as seasoned bulgogi, kimchi, and mandu dumplings have been seen recently at Costco, and I am very happy to have Korean food at Trader Joe’s.

If you look closely at the refrigerator section, you can find the following foods.

  1. There is Bulgogi beef fried rice with Kimchi and the price is $4.99.
  2. There is Vegetable Bird’s Nests (Tempura Vegetables with soy dipping sauce) and the price is $3.29.
  3. And Pajeon Scallion Pancakes(Pa jeon)…

Korean Foods Trader Joe's Bulgogi beef fried rice with Kimchi

Korean Foods Trader Joe's

Korean Foods Trader Joe's

Bulgogi beef fried rice is fried in oil in a frying pan. The quantity is good enough for one person.

The rice was also chewy, so it suited my taste well. After putting it on a plate and sprinkling some sesame seeds, the delicious Bulgogi beef fried rice was completed.
Korean Foods Trader Joe's

Korean Foods Trader Joe's

Next, put the Vegetable Bird’s Nests and Pajeon in the air fryer and cook them without adding oil.

After about 5 minutes at 400 degrees, flip it over and run it again for 5 minutes.

The Vegetable Bird’s Nests and Pajeon tasted similar to those sold at Korean supermarkets.
Korean Foods Trader Joe's

Korean Foods Trader Joe's

Korean Foods Trader Joe's

Korean Foods Trader Joe's

When you miss Korean food, stop by Trader Joe’s.

I was happy because there were so many different kinds of Korean food such as Ribs, Beef Bulgogi rice, Pajeon, and Vegetable Pancakes.