Korean Kitchen is a fairly new addition to the Wake Forest restaurant scene and is one that is most welcome. Growing up in Wake Forest, it was always a bit of a local food desert. The charm of the town was tarnished by endless large national chains. In recent years, there’s been a slow shift and more small businesses are able to shine.
The Korean-inspired restaurant has found a home in a small strip mall off of Main St that has a reputation for being cursed. Many a restaurant has tried its luck there and each one has sadly gone out of business. The minute I took a bite of the crunchy Korean fried chicken wings that we ordered for carry out, I knew I needed to tell Triangle locals to support the owners and keep them in business! What a wonderful and unique addition to my hometown and one that I truly hope to see thrive.
If you haven’t tried Korean fried chicken wings before, you’re in for a treat. A crunch that can be heard from miles away paired with a sticky, flavorful sauce. The ones from Korean Kitchen are outstanding and some of the best that I’ve eaten. We ordered garlic and mild and were extremely pleased with both. If you have a high spice tolerance, you’ll be pleased to know that online reviews say the spicy sauce is not to be underestimated.
I order dumplings almost every time I spot them on a menu. Korean Kitchen did not disappoint me. They can be ordered fried or steamed and I opted for steamed. They were soft without falling apart and full of flavor!
The bao buns were a last-minute addition to our order and we were so glad that we went for it. They can be ordered with bulgogi, chashu (pork), or chicken. While we loved the flavor of the bulgogi, I do wish we had opted for pork. Bao buns with pork are superior in my opinion. The veggies add a refreshing crunch and the “chef special sauce” is indeed special.