Pizza & Chicken Love Letter

2600 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606
949-852-2900
Pizza & Chicken Love Letter

Jennifer Fedrizzi

Details

  • Sun,Fri,Sat 11am-11pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm
  • $$
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Pizza & Chicken Lover Letter is a pizzeria in Irvine. Their "Crispy Fried Chicken" wears a crust more akin to batter than breading. But even here, the bird exhibits the common link to all Korean-style fried chicken: a skin thoroughly rendered of fat to become wisps, and often thoroughly absorbed and fused into the batter. The flavor is concentrated with a light touch of soy sauce, but the meat tastes of pure poultry-ness. Like its competitor BBQ Chicken across the parking lot at Irvine's Diamond Jamboree, Love Letter does not seem to brine their birds, letting the meat become the platform on which the flavored crust and pickles build upon. The chickens are cooked well and juicy, even the white meat. The breast pieces are cut up into smaller segments so that no one person hogs it all...which is not to say it won't still happen. Try the sauce-covered version if you want some gochujang sweetness to cake your fingers. And then eat some of the pizza while you're at it. These are pizzas with a Korean accent on them, which is to say, they will have corn and sweet potato, and yes, bulgogi!

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