Pok Pok wings – PokPok Thai Restaurant

Roti bread - PokPok Thai Restaurant
Marinted in fish sauce, deep fried, tossed in caramelized Phu Quoc fish sauce, fried garlic, chili, homemade mixed pickles. $10 NZD
PokPok Thai Restaurant, Auckland NZ

Only 4 wings?! How lame. And the wings weren’t even good. They were small, dry on the inside, and greasy on the outside. Again, so lame.


Watermelon and wings – The Beauty Shop Restaurant

Watermelon and wings - The Beauty Shop Restaurant
White Szechuan pepper, sugar dust, sweet chile lime sauce, greens, toasted cashews, Maytag blue cheese. $13
The Beauty Shop Restaurant, Memphis TN

Mmm, these were so tasty! I loved the sauce on the chicken wings and the toppings were great too. I don’t think I’ve ever had chicken wings and watermelon together, but the combo was great. The wings were also super large so this dish was substantial.

Spicy hot jumbo wings – Red Hot & Blue

Spicy hot jumbo wings - Red Hot & Blue
Served with ranch dressing, celery, carrots. 10 wings $9.50
Red Hot & Blue, Herndon VA

Apparently this place has closed since my visit. I’m not surprised. The food was marginal. I’m not even sure why they called these chicken wings “jumbo” since they were fairly small. They were also over-cooked and dry. The bartender was friendly though.

Hot and sweet chicken wings – Kokio Republic

Hot and sweet chicken wings - Kokio Republic
Mixed chicken (wings and boneless) with topped with sesame seeds, almond, and parsley. Served with kimchi fried rice balls with bacon, topped with Parmesan cheese, creamy sriracha, sour cream, and parsley flakes. Combo $13.75
Kokio Republic, San Francisco CA

I love these wings and fried kimchi balls because they just burst with flavor. But I can’t talk to anyone for the rest of the day because they are SO garlicky, lol! It’s also a great value since I really can’t eat these all in one sitting.

Hot wings – KFC

Hot wings - KFC
2 pieces ¥12
KFC, Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

I was starving after my flight from Seoul, so I had to grab a quick snack before boarding the speed train into Shanghai. KFC was conveniently located on the way to the train, so I decided to have a couple wings. These were just like the ones in the States in both texture and taste. It was nice to eat something familiar even though it was fast food.