Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rainpia, Korean Bar Food in Ellicott City

Being such a fan of Korean style fried chicken, I was excited to go to Rainpia, a small Korean bar located in Ellicott City, MD to try their version.

We ordered drinks first, starting with Kiwi fruit soju. It was freshly made and served from a bowl using a wooden spoon. You could barely tell that it was loaded with alcohol- very dangerous and delicious.

Rainpia offers three preparations of their fried chicken- the regular with a soy-based sauce, an unsauced straight fry, and a spicy soy-based sauce. The flavors are good, but alas, Rainpia's chicken is not as well fried/rendered as my favorite, Bon Chon. It is a little more messy.
My favorite was the straight fried chicken. It is served unseasoned, but then you can dip it into a mix of salt and pepper.

We also ordered a side of dduk bok-kee, the spicy rice dumplings with fish cake to go with the meal.
While decent, I would still make the trek to Annandale for the Bon Chon.

10194 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD
(410) 418-8992

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