Details

Cheogajip Chicken - Annandale

4300 Evergreen La.
Annandale, VA 22003

703-941-1506

Neighborhood: Annandale

Cuisines: Korean

Opening Hours:
Open daily 11 AM to 11 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Price Details:
Chicken, $13.99 - $15.99

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Cheogajip Chicken - Annandale

Chicken

There are 1,200 of these fried-chicken franchises in Korea—and four in the United States: one in Queens, New York, and three in Northern Virginia strip malls. Lucky us.

Open the Happy Meal–like container and you’ll find a whole chicken’s worth of addictively moist meat ($13.99 to $15.99). Served “plain,” the nuggets have a crisp batter with a light, mildly aromatic seasoning—on the side you get a mix of salt, pepper, and sesame seeds. Order the “sweet and mild” version and the chicken comes smothered in a sticky, MSG-heavy glaze reminiscent of Chinese-American carryouts. The “hot” preparation is the tastiest, but it’s not for timid tongues. All birds take 20 minutes to fry, so it’s best to phone in your order ahead of time.