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Vons drops Korean fried chicken on downtown Redwood City

Uploaded: Sep 26, 2020
Vons, a Korea-born chicken chain, opened this week at 2090 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City.

The main event is arguably the fried chicken, which comes in several variations, including soy-garlic glaze, yang nyeom (tossed in a sweet-spicy sauce made from gochujang and other ingredients), padak (with scallions) and honey butter. There are also oven-cooked chicken dishes, from soy sauce and black vinegar chicken to cheese buldak (spicy boneless chicken and rice cakes topped with melted cheese). Customers can opt for chicken wings, drumsticks or boneless chicken pieces for any of the styles.


Vons serves several styles of fried and oven-cooked chicken. Image via Yelp.

Or, splurge on the ssam chicken for $28.99: roasted chicken that you wrap in thinly sliced radish with assorted vegetables and sauces.

Sides at Vons include honey butter fries, onion rings, rice cakes, mandoo (Korean dumplings) and kimchi fried rice.

The first California Vons opened in Sunnyvale in 2014; there are now more than a dozen locations through the Bay Area. Vons is also opening soon in Cupertino, according to the company’s website.


Vons is newly open on Broadway Street in downtown Redwood City. Photo by Elena Kadvany.

Vons Redwood City replaced The Bap, a fast-casual Korean restaurant.

Vons is open Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 9:30 p.m. The restaurant has outdoor seating.
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Posted by Common sense, a resident of Mountain View,
on Sep 26, 2020 at 2:51 pm

Common sense is a registered user.

That name could throw some people! Vons being the longtime southern-California arm (thanks to an acquisition long ago) of the big supermarket chain known throughout northern CA as Safeway -- so the word has an existing household meaning for a good fraction of California's population. (As you presumably knew well, if you attended USC.)

I'll probably try the chicken, though!


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