#sEATtle: Bok a Bok

January 26, 2018

I like to eat. A lot. Food is bae. Therefore, I figured I would post reviews of the places I go to give you a little insight and maybe some ideas on where you might want to nom with your friends or special someones. Plus, it gives me an excuse to pig out on Seattle's best eats and not feel bad about it, because work!

Before we start, though, I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I am NOT a professional food nerd, nor do I want to be. I don't know the intricacies of French cooking. Heck, I don't even know how to spell "intricacies." It also means that if you ask me what the best burger is, I'll probably say Lil Woody's before I suggest any kind of "gourmet" burger, unless that gourmet burger has an egg on it. Then gourmet burger wins (any burger with an egg on it wins really.) Also, my idea of a fancy pizza is anything with more than two toppings. Basically what I'm getting at is consider these restaurant reviews for the common man/woman.

Got it? Good, let's roll!

Bok a Bok

925 E Pike

I remember the first day I was on the air here in Seattle. I was doing my best to not hyperventilate, not say the wrong station name, and most definitely NOT play any Limp Bizkit.

I asked a lot of questions that day, including "where can I get some good hot wings around here?" About 45 minutes after asking said question, I learned two things- Seattle has this thing called Postmates that will deliver just about anything (possibly the greatest life lesson ever honestly), and that you guys are the coolest listeners everywhere because one of you had a dozen wings from Wing Dome sent to the studio.  I felt so welcome, it was really a moment! 

Since then, I've had the best food Jet City has to offer, but STILL find myself on the hunt for the best chicken wing in town.  When Bok a Bok announced that it would be opening a new location in my hood, I checked it out with high hopes that I would finally find my wing spot....and it would be within walking distance to the crib.  Let's eat!


Tots - Seattle sure loves its tots, amirite! Now, Taco Time's Mexi-fries (tots) are still the best ever...but these are super good as well. That little bit of chili powder sprinkled on top goes a long way, trust me! 

Wings -  Golden. Crispy. And SUPER juicy!  Bok a bok fries their wings to absolute perfection then instead of tossing them in your sauce of choice, serve them with the dip on the side.  This does keep the chicken from getting soggy, but it also means you have to ration your sauce out properly and dip yourself, so its kind of a double edge sword.  I had mine with their four chili hot sauce and Korean BBQ and would recommend both. The four chili is basically your typical "buffalo wing" sauce. 

Few things go better with football, cold beer, and a lack of caring about making a mess out of yourself in public quite like hot wings. Some like them crispy and dry, others dripping wet. Some even prefer them boneless.....those are lazy people.

Korean fried chicken is kind of having a moment in the culinary world, and it has thankfully made its way to Seattle. I really can't overstate how perfectly juicy these little guys are.  It's amazing. Are they the standard buffalo wings you grew up on? No, believe it or not, they are actually better!  Now if I can convince them to toss them in da sauce for me and walk them up to my apartment and throw them through the window so I don't have to put pants on, we are in business, you guys! 

Go here if...you want to next level chicken wings...but not TOO next level where it doesn't hit the spot

Don't go here if...all you want is some greasy sloppy basic wings or you are planning on going hard on some wings and eating 20 or so...that will be a little costly.