Put on the plastic gloves and flex your fingers, the path to enlightenment begins with fried chicken. This South Korean franchise is endorsed by ultra hot actor Lee Min Ho, and we think that it’s impossible for him to maintain such flawless complexions while having copious amounts of fried chicken. But then again, Kyochon is no ordinary fried chicken. Kyochon has high requirements for chickens that are 30 – 35 days old and double fried in canola oil for that extra juiciness. These hormonefree and drug-free birds are sourced locally from JAKIM-certified halal suppliers, and delivered fresh and chilled, never frozen. This factor has already made all the difference. Open since 1991, the 23 year old brand has established more than 1,000 outlets in Korea, while spreading their wings to USA, China, Indonesia, and now, in Malaysia. The One Utama outlet has already attracted hordes of Malaysians looking for their next fried chicken fix as well as Lee Min Ho fans eager to check out Lee Min Ho memorabilia. One thing to remember though, Kyochon cooks the chicken upon order, so it’s at least a 15 minute wait for your delicious, crunchy, and most importantly, guilt-free fried chicken that comes in six different flavours. Definitely not a fast food restaurant. LG311, New Wing, One Utama Shopping Centre, PJ (www.kyochon.com.my). Opening soon in Pavilion KL and Sunway Pyramid.