Cocoru- Korean Fried Chicken and Beer in Richmond
It’s no surprise that Korean fried chicken and beer is amazingly delicious and has won the hearts (and tummys!) of many Vancouverites. If you don’t have the luxury of going to downtown all the time to get this deliciousness, don’t fret! A new place just opened up in Richmond that serves up pretty authentic chicken and beer!
It’s called Cocoru and it is located on Alexandra Road in Richmond.
They offer a pretty diverse selection of alcoholic beverages including cocktail sojus, flavoured makkoli (Korean rice wine), beer, and flavoured soju. Queen B taught me to mix banana flavoured makkoli with apple soju and by golly it’s friggin amazing. They didn’t have the exact flavours here but it was close enough.
We ended up getting the Banana Makkoli and Peach Soju to share. If you have never tried the combo of mixing these two liquors together, it’s like drinking a juice cocktail, but with all of the alcohol content of vodka. 😀
Their menu is pretty straight forward with not much other than, you guessed it! Fried Chicken. Nothing wrong with that! I like it when people perfect their craft and they stick to what they do best.
It seems a little ridiculous to get Corn Cheese for 8 bucks but thats what we did… Because it’s friggin delicious!!! There is just something about bubbling hot cheese on top of savoury little niblets of sweet corn.
You ain’t eating cheese until you do a cheese pull. #truth
This is the Half & Half Boneless Chicken ($23) with half Soy Garlic flavour and half Dak Gang Jeong (spicy Korean sauce). I have a slight preference to the soy garlic flavour only because of the crispy garlic chips and the hint of umami flavour in the soy marinade. Overall, I was surprised at the high level of execution at Cocoru. The skin was crispy, the meat was juicy albeit it being white meat, and the flavours were solid!
As if that huge dish of chicken wasn’t enough, we also got the famous Mini sized Snowfall Chicken ($12) which is deep fried chicken with Bechamel sauce and grated Grana Padano cheese on top. The fluffy savoury cheese and heavy bechamel sauce really complements the original deep fried chicken, and is a very unique combination as I’ve never seen anything like this at any other Korean fried chicken and beer place before. I’d say, if you want to try something new and different, get this!
Service Rating: 3.5/5
Food Rating: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5