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I find a lot of parallels between Korean fried chicken and ramen (which, I know, is like my favorite topic) in NYC.On the one hand, both have a lot of cultural significance to immigrant/expatriate groups. Both are also really delicious.But they also seem to be a vehicle for foreign chains to come into a city. Meanwhile, David Chang and the food hype machines have embraced both of them.Korean fried chicken's interesting in a different way, though, since it's the boomerang of globalization. At least according to this Times article, it evolved from fast-food places that opened in Korea after the American war.
Thanks, foundconnections.... I didn't see that Times article.
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