‘Oz Korean Cuisine’ review
By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
Korean fried chicken is a very popular food item in the Lower Mainland, and there are a lot of Korean fried chicken places in our area. The crispy skin with herbs and seasoning sprinkled on top and the juicy meat makes it very delicious.
Oz Korean Cuisine is near the David Lam campus in Coquitlam, a few blocks away from Lincoln Station. Originally thought to offer Korean cuisine, their main specialty is Korean fried chicken. Their chicken is marinated and seasoned for 24 hours and they have a lot of creative sauces to pair it with.
Unlike Dae-Ji Cutlet House, their chicken is available in small and large portions. I got “Half & Half,” which has half of their regular fried chicken and half of their sweet chili flavoured chicken. All of their chicken includes a salad, and if you get their regular fried chicken it also comes with honey mustard for dipping. The fried chicken is very juicy and crunchy.
The honey mustard adds sweetness and a kick to the chicken. The sweet chili flavoured fried chicken has a sweet and spicy taste, and when you put lemon juice on top of the chicken it adds zest to it. The chicken is available as both bone-in and boneless. Something unusual in a Korean restaurant that they offer is Tonkatsu—a Japanese meal featuring a breaded and deep fried pork cutlet—and it looks exactly like the Tonkatsu that you can get in Japan! They also have other Korean cuisine, including BBQ.
Other than the sweet chili they have other flavours for their fried chicken, including flavours that are made with Korean ingredients. There are many flavours to choose from. Oz Korean Cuisine is located at 112-1190 Pinetree Way.