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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.2
5.5
$10
Korean
Counter service

Hours
Daily 11:00am–9:00pm

Features Kid-friendly
Bar None
Credit cards Visa, MC

Memorial
1302 Blalock Rd.
Houston, TX
(713) 468-3838
ToreOre
Chicken and joy in a modern Korean mega-mart

This Korean fast food chain, whose sole Houston location is tucked into the food court of the giant Super H-Mart, has got a bit of a cultish following that is singularly focused; the only thing you’ll get there besides some of the greatest fried chicken in town is a side of pickled radish (which offsets the chicken grease nicely) and a soda. This makes ordering simple, wherein you only have to choose which kind of chicken you want, and if you want 7 or 14 pieces.

The most basic version involves marinated, juicy chicken pieces sealed inside savory, crispy skin. “Garlic tasty” offers the same great flavor as the original, but is tossed with a lightly toasted chopped-garlic coating. Thrill-seekers will love the “sweet & spicy,” where the sweetness of the immediate bite is hijacked by a sneaky heat on the finish. The fearless chile-head should move directly to the “hot sweet & spicy” chicken, which is a full frontal assault on the senses—and on the skin around your mouth.

This is meant to be eaten right out of the fryer for the most sublime results—the to-go boxes, although cute, will steam it soggy. Super H’s food court is as clean, contemporary, and dull as any American mall’s, so go for it.

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