Paso Robles Inn & Steakhouse Korean Fried Chicken

True taste of Korean cuisine.

Servings: 3-5

Cook Time: 2 hours 20 minutes, including 2 hours of marinating

Pair With: a dry white wine, like a Sauvignon Blanc

Source: Courtesy of Paso Robles Inn


1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup corn starch

1 large egg

1 large egg white

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

14 chicken wings


1/2 cup water

one 3” piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 cup light/dark brown sugar, packed

3 tablespoon Mirin

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons corn syrup

1 - 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

1 tablespoon red chile flakes

fresh cilantro leaves


In a large bowl, mix together the flour, starch, egg, egg white, salt and chile powder until it becomes a thick paste. Add the wings and mix with your hands until they're thoroughly coated. Let wings marinate for about 1 hour.

Deep fry the wings in a pot of hot oil over medium high heat twice, in batches. Fry 15 minutes the first time and 1-2 minutes the second time. Drain well.

In a large pot or wok, bring to a boil the water, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, Mirin, and corn syrup. Let cook until the mixture becomes syrupy and thick and starts to foam. It should be about as thick as honey. Turn off the heat and stir in the cooked wings, sesame seeds, and chili flakes, until completely coated. Garnish with cilantro.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Paso Robles Inn

For more than 150 years, Paso Robles Inn has provided a pleasurable, relaxing oasis, with natural hot springs that have refreshed travelers as far back as the Salinan people and California Mission Padres.