Starting September 24, the Korean-inspired food truck Frying Pan will now be serving up their beloved chicken sandwiches and outrageously delicious bulgogi fries at a new brick-and-mortar location in the West End. No need to hunt down their food truck (but don't fret, it is still operating!)—what used to be a Fatburger has transformed into the new home of one of Vancouver’s (and my!) favourite locations for fried chicken. The interior of Frying Pan's new location in Gastown. (Credit: Rich Won)
Frying Pan OGs will find their faves on the menu, like the famous Nashville-meets-Korea-style hot chicken sandwich—which, to obnoxiously quote myself from a past editors’ draft, “combines the two best types of fried chicken into the sandwich of your dreams.” I vehemently stand behind that statement, and by my new suggestion which is to try their chicken tacos, which take that dream-worthy chicken and throw it into a tortilla that just so happens to have a mozzarella cheese skirt. And spicy mayo. And slaw. And pickles. I mean, come on.
At the new location, Frying Pan will also be releasing an array of Korean-inspired fare like the new Pa Dak Sando (chicken breast, soy sauce, mayo, pickle, slaw, green onion and chili powder on a toasted bun) and vegan-friendly dishes like their new veggie sando (vegan patty made of yam, potato, onions and carrots and topped with vegan mayo, pickles and slaw).
The new Korean-inspired Pa Dak Sando. (Credit: Rich Won)In honour of their opening, on September 24 the first 100 guests can snag the crowd-fave Classic Crunch Chicken Sando for only $5. Doors open at 11 AM, so you might want to block off the whole morning just to be safe.
Address: 1101 Denman Street
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM