Chicken, Chicken and More Chicken

now that we are on subject on chickens, here is a great story...

pollo a la brasa

You know somedays you just get an itch to eat chicken. Not just any chicken but one that is well-spiced, roasted to a crisp skin and juicy inside. Once in a while, I absolutely need to get my fix of Pollo a la Brasa on Western and 8th. I crave the garlicky chicken and the searing aji. I think everytime I've gotten their chicken, I have gobbled it down savagely. It is just so good. The aji is a killer but it's so addicting. It's like reward and punishment all at once.

pollo campero's famous face

Another place I love to get a chicken fix is Pollo Campero. Pollo Campero is a family dining restaurant chain that started in Guatemala in 1971. Since then, it has spread out to other Central America countries, Mexico, Ecuador and U.S. If you can believe it, at some time the chicken was dealt on the streets after being smuggled into the country. Now days people are still trying to bring back some Pollo Campero only to have it confiscated at the airport. Now can those airport officers really resist the delicious smell of their confiscated loot?

Well thank god there are a few in LA. I love the crispy texture of the Original chicken and the secret spice mixture. Their condiments are so so but the salsa verde is good and also their Spicy Rice is a must-try.

Pollo a la Brasa
764 S. Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Pollo Campero
1605 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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