The new Financial District outpost of David Chang's dedicated fried chicken outlet fuku began its soft opening Tuesday evening, serving dinner Monday through Friday beginning at 5 p.m. The superb fried chicken sandwich that debuted at the East Village original makes the menu downtown, too, but it's the Chimek fried chicken dinner that'll be the big draw at the new locale.
Similar to the fried chicken dinners Chang offers at his momofuku noodle bar, the Chimek entree ($42) includes a whole fried chicken, half of which (thighs and wings) is fried and doused in a sweet and spicy sauce, the other half (breast and legs) coated in buttermilk and habanero and then fried. The chicken is accompanied by m'smen—a Moroccan flatbread by Hot Bread Kitchen—pickle chips, pickled daikon, kimchi and french fries. Add a six pack of High Life ponies for $12.
See below for the full spread in action.
110 Wall Street (entrance Front St. between Wall and Pine); eatfuku.com
Spicy Chicken Sandwich $8
Chicken Dip Sandwich $10
Fuku Fingers $7
Ginger Chicken Bowl $12
+ soft poached egg* $1
Crispy Kale Salad $9
+ dark meat chicken bites $3
+ pulled white meat ginger chicken $3.50
Sugar Snap Peas $4
Chimek (5 p.m. - close | dine in only)
Whole Fried Chicken: 1/2 habanero, 1/2 sweet & spicy.
Served with m’smen, fries, pickled daikon,
pickle chips, kimchi, all the sauces $42
+ 6-pack High Life ponies $12
Fountain Soda $2.50
Fuku Yuzu-8 $2.50
Iced Oolong Tea $2.50
Strawberry Lemonade Slushie $3.50
beer, wine, plus
High Life pony $2.50
Lychee Soju Slushie $6.50
Ramona grapefruit spritz $8