Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Caporal Fried Chicken

Last Friday, Priscilla and I decided to get some fried chicken at New Caporal Fried Chicken. We asked others in the lab if they wanted to go, but for some reason they didn't want to go. It's not that far away.

We decided to take the bus but got on the wrong one by mistake (the M3). Well, we figured that maybe we could go to another chicken place that Lei has talked about: Charles Southern Style Kitchen on 8th Ave. It turns out Priscilla had been there too, but she was up for going again. When we got down to 152nd St, we thought 8th Ave was just a few blocks away. But then we reached a cliff.

So we turned back. Upper Manhattan is a strange place. Charles Southern Style Kitchen will have to wait another day.

Anyway, after walking another 20 minutes we made our way to our original destination, New Caporal.

There's no seating inside, and you have to order through bulletproof glass.

We got 6 pieces of chicken for $5! I think it was cheaper because we got all legs and thighs.

It turns out that the 157th St 1 train stops at the corner of the block. We spent 40 minutes getting there by bus. It took less than 10 minutes to get back to lab on the train.

But it was worth it.

This fried chicken is so good. It's not super crispy, but the chicken is flavorful and tastes like chicken. When I say it tastes like chicken, I mean that it doesn't just taste like bland generic meat. And you're not mainly tasting the seasonings or the batter. I mean that the meat it is flavorful in a chicken-like way analogous to how lamb is flavorful in a lamb way. In a way that some people might not like because it tastes how meat should taste. Mabel's tells me that the slogan on the box, "Sabrosito hasta el huesito," roughly translates into "Flavorful to the bone." Indeed.

I love their chicken box. It is awesome in so many ways, one of which is the cowboy chick shooting guns. I wonder if that's what the bulletproof glass is for.

New Caporal Restaurant
3772 Broadway (btn 156th and 157th St)
New York, NY 10032

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