After a couple hours of beach v-ball, we were ready for dinner. I wanted to try a new Korean spot so decided to give Country Coco a try. They took over from Luscious Kitchen and before that, Sambol Sri Lankan (RIP). This plaza has really become Korean with Miga, Pocha Seoul, Gangnam Street Foods and Let Eat Snow all in the same block.
We dropped in on a Sunday evening (around 5:00pm). It was pretty dead inside besides several few takeout orders. Service was excellent. Love how they have a button that you press to get their attention.
The menu consists of barbecue chicken, fried chicken (aka. KFC), shares & sides and a few combo options.
Chicken orders takes 15-20 minutes as they’re made to order.
COCO rabokki (#19) ($14.00)
Korean style sweet & spicy noodle with fish cakes and dukbokki. Our waitress warned us that this was very spicy but it was mild at best. Standard fare and you don’t get much noodles. Skip it.
The swing cheese was tasty. Would get again.
You mix up the ingredients and form them into rice balls. Super tasty!
Original purio (#12) ($18.00 for 10)
Seasoning cheese top on plain fried chicken. We opted for the sweet butter seasoning with this dish. One friend found it too cheesy while another thought it was delicious (and normally doesn’t like the cheese topped chicken).
I found the chicken was the juiciest (of the three) that we tried.
The OG was a consensus favourite from our group of 5. Hot crispy batter and good crunchy texture.
The yang yum was disappointing. Not much stood out about it.
Another decent Korean find in the south side.
9261 – 34 Avenue