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The darker side of Korean fried chicken

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Yangnyeom chicken, Korean-style fried chicken
Yangnyeom chicken, Korean-style fried chicken Public domain/ayustety
By: Jason Strother
6 min

South Korean fried chicken has taken Asia by storm and some of the country’s most popular chicken franchises have opened up at locations throughout east and south-east Asia.


Back in Korea there are so many chicken restaurants that regulations have had to be passed to limit how many of them open in one area.

But there’s a darker side to Korean fried chicken which is causing some restaurant owners to go bust.

Correspondent Jason Strother has the story from Seoul.

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