Ajuker Fried Chicken (AFC) is located on North Road in Coquitlam and serves up delicious Korean fried chicken. Their name was taken from a Korean chain restaurant. BusanGirl always frequents this restaurant with a bunch of her friends, so I made her take me to try their fried chicken.
Lots of Koreans and university students like to frequent this place at night for drinks, fried chicken, and hanging out with friends. The interior isn’t too big, but if you have a large group, they can accommodate them.
Hite Beer is a Korean beer that has a light flavour profile. It’s great with fried chicken.
Makgeolli is a Korean rice wine. It has about 7% alcohol and is made of fermented wheat and rice.
BusanGirl has a trick of adding a can of Sprite into the Makgeolli to make it taste better.
It a very popular drink in Korean culture, but I didn’t particularly love it. I’m not used to it. Everyone else at the table did enjoy it.
Complementary peanuts came to the table. It’s great to accompany the wine and beer as we wait for the food to arrive.
Complementary spicy tofu soup came to the table. We had no idea how to split this between the 4 of us, so we just stuck our spoon into it and drank it slowly. It didn’t look spicy at all, but it had a kick of spicy red peppers.
Complementary pickled radishes goes very well with the fried chicken.
Small Original Fried Chicken was really crispy on the outside and moist inside. I really like it a lot.
Sauced Fried chicken wasn’t spicy, but it was kinda like honey garlic with a kick. It’s the same as the original fried chicken and then they throw the sauce on it.
Korean Pancake was HUGE! It was so big that the plate couldn’t even contain it. The taste was OK, but not great. They definitely needed a bit more filling. The sauce that comes in it is a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.
Korean Fried Rice with Slices of Rice Cake was good!
Complementary Spicy Rice Cake (tteobokki) came at the end of the meal, we were quite surprised that so many complementary dishes arrived. It’s a normal occurrence at Korean restaurants since it’s part of their culture to have “service” come with the meal.
Overall, we did like this restaurant. Great to hang out with friend with some late night food and drinks. You get a lot of complementary dishes that come with your meal.
We Rate Ajuker Fried Chicken:
101-508 Clarke Road
Coquitlam, BC V3J7V6