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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Top 10 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco

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2. San Tung Chinese Food

Sweet and spicy dry-fried chicken at San Tung. - CHRISTINA SPITTLER
  • Christina Spittler
  • Sweet and spicy dry-fried chicken at San Tung.
Not too far into the Sunset there is a place where the servers wear black bow ties and a dry-erase board plays host. Also, a cook may or may not be nonchalantly trimming a case of fresh green beans at a table in the corner of the dining room. At San Tung, the popular dry fried chicken consists of crispy chicken skin covered in a sweet and spicy sheen. The meat is perfectly cooked and piping hot, scallions and chile peppers stand up to the sweetness of the soy-based lacquer, and if you're jonesing for more heat, just drag a wing through the plate of super-spicy kimchi that comes with your meal. And definitely ask for more napkins.

1. Brenda's French Soul Food

Brenda's fried chicken is our choice for the best in the city. - CHRISTINA SPITTLER
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  • Brenda's fried chicken is our choice for the best in the city.
At Brenda's in the Tenderloin, there is a menu item boldly titled Best Fried Chicken (B.F.C.), a seemingly presumptuous title should it not deliver. However, as we learned firsthand, it is no misnomer. Three pieces of tender chicken are encased in a rich and succulent, although still satisfyingly crisp skin, with just the right amount of spice. And because Brenda's doesn't want you ever had, pickled watermelon rind, and what we have learned to be perhaps the most important component of any fried chicken meal: a Wetnap.

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