|  | 

Dining

Monga Fried Chicken Now Open in Toronto

Monga Fried Chicken
692 Yonge St
647.341.8838

Website

Monga is where to go in Toronto for chicken that’s not only as big as your face, but as thick as  your hand. They also serve fast bao, nuggets, wings and Asian drinks.

This is the Taiwanese chain’s first location in Canada. The name Monga apparently has a spiritual meaning, sharing it with a temple in Taipei, but it’s also the name of a popular Taiwanese eighties gangster movie based in Taipei’s Monga district.

A photo of said temple hangs on the wall, along with a mix of traditional and modern images. The space is fast casual, self serve, and has an industrial vibe to it with lots of neon and metal.

A completely open kitchen allows fried chicken fans in on the process of making each order individually using fresh ingredients.

Fresh chicken is marinated every single day for eight hours. The most important ingredient out of over thirty in the marinade is honey, which makes the meat sweet, tender and juicy. The thick cut breast is given a simple flour dredge before frying to make the skin as crispy as possible.

Each signature fried chicken piece is $10, but these babies make a decent meal. The King is their original black pepper and salt seasoned fried chicken, the mildest but showcases the chicken itself the most.

Hot Chick is their Hot-Star rival, seasoned with with a powder made from over twenty kinds of hot peppers including Anaheim. It’s no joke heat-wise without being blow-your-head-off spicy.

The breading surrounding the perfectly cooked breast is super thin but crunchy, creating a perfect ratio.

Taiker, seasoned with seaweed imported from Okinawa, is actually my favourite, the salty umami flavour of the crushed seaweed perfectly flavouring the fried chicken.

Each breast has been butterflied and pounded out so there’s one side of thick boneless breast and one side with darker meat and tiny bones.

Nuggets ($7) come seasoned with the simple salt and pepper, but I’m sure it would be possible to ask for other seasonings. Calling all nugget lovers to these crispy, juicy little delights.

A classic bao ($5.25) is stuffed with fatty braised pork belly, pickled cabbage, cucumber, crushed peanuts and cilantro.

The bao buns themselves are imported from Taiwan, and their silky soft and velvety.

The fried chicken bao ($5.50) is awesome just because it has the fried chicken in it, topped with crunchy acidic yellow pickled radish slices and pickled cabbage, crushed peanuts and cilantro.

Fresh juices ($5.75) include a straight up combo of milk and papaya that’s a bit unusual and hard to mix.

Maybe steer clear of this, coconut orange and kiwi yogurt juice and go straight for refreshing watermelon.

monga-fried-chicken-now-open-in-toronto

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Related Articles

  • 12 Dinner And Drink Spots In Toronto That Will Only Cost You $15

    12 Dinner And Drink Spots In Toronto That Will Only Cost You $15

    Please your wallet AND stomach! Whether it’s date night or you are going out with your friends,sometimes when you are in a pinch financially it can feel like the city is impossible to enjoy unless you are dropping some major coin. Thankfully for both you and your wallet, you can find some great food and a great

  • 14 Amazing Toronto Patios You Need To Get Tipsy At This Summer

    14 Amazing Toronto Patios You Need To Get Tipsy At This Summer

    Summer is finally here, which means we can say goodbye to salt stains, coat check and frozen hands.  Before we know it patio season will be among us, which means you’ll need to know which ones to hit up this spring/summer. If you’re still looking to sip sangria on a patio, have no fear.  These 14

  • Best Vegetarian Burgers in Toronto

    Best Vegetarian Burgers in Toronto

    Toronto is home to some of the best veggie burgers ever created. From upscale dining to casual fast food on the go, this list includes restaurants that are completely vegan and others with only one herbivore inspired item on the menu. These tasty veggie burgers range from tempeh, lentils, soy, rice, beans, beets, mushrooms, and

  • The Best Steak Frites In Toronto

    The Best Steak Frites In Toronto

      The best steak frites in Toronto are needed in a city with long, cold winters and even longer nights of drinking, stick to our ribs meat and potatoes that offer the warmth and luxury Torontonians worship. What else but this French classic could satisfy us? Here are the best steak frites in Toronto. 1-Le Select Bistro This

  • Dining at Oretta

    Dining at Oretta

    Oretta 633 King St W 416.944.1932 Website Restaurants  Italian Average Rating: 5.0 Oretta is where to go on King West for sophisticated but casual Italian eating in a chic retro modern environment. The name, casually, means, “about an hour,” and lunch hour and happy hour are sure to be a big draw in this downtown neighbourhood,

POST YOUR COMMENTS

Pic of The week

Pic of The week

4GUYS Magazine is your essential guide to the Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Seattle area. You’ll find the latest information on dining, nightlife, culture, news, politics, communities, and trends in Toronto—everything to help you make the most out of living in and around the city.

Division of

Division of

Our Directory

Our Directory

Maximize your Business Visibility and Accelerate your Marketing

Featured Models

Help with $2, $5, $10, $20, $50

Help with $2, $5, $10, $20, $50

If you like our site Help us to make it better. THANK YOU

add-your-events-for-free

add-your-events-for-free

Add as many events as you want for FREE

Please wait...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.