With over 1,300 locations in South Korea, Mom's Touch opens their first location in Gardena, California. Their Grand Opening was nearly a month ago on June 30, 2021, and since then, their business has been booming.
There's no need to wonder why. Already having made a huge name for themselves in Korea, once word caught on they were arriving in the US, loyal fans and newcomers alike flocked to the fast food chain as soon as it was open for business.
Named after a mother's touch, this business strives to provide high quality food made with love, just as Mom would make it. It's an obvious reason why Mom's Touch has found such huge success. Their flavors are unique, and not only that, but executed perfectly. The breading on each chicken has been unparalleled, with the crispiness lasting hours. I can attest to that myself, I had some leftovers three hours after I took the chicken home and it was still crispy!
Flavors of their Korean Fried Chicken include Mom's Original, which is based on New Orleans Cajun Chicken, Soy Garlic, Cheesy Onion, Apple Zing, Sweet Chili and Fuego. They also have a variety of dips for each tender, like Louisiana, habanero aioli, ranch, chipotle mayo, barbecue.
Just about everything on their menu is spicy, although you'd hardly notice it in the Original, Cheesy Onion, and Soy Garlic. I couldn't taste much of the apple in the Apple Zing, although I definitely could taste the Zing! This was rated a 2/5 on the heat scale but it tasted a tad higher to me. But the Fuego, which was rated a 5/5, I could not finish. They use a blend of hot peppers for the Fuego, most notably the Szechuan pepper, which is hot! This one really sneaks up on you, so exercise caution when eating the Fuego!
They also have three chicken burgers on their menu, the Mom's Original, Creamy Garlic, and Fuego. I stuck to the Mom's Original this time and while the chicken was excellent, I was wishing for a little more flavor. I'll have to get the Creamy Garlic next time!
If the Gardena location is a bit out of the way for you, they have plans to expand to all over Los Angeles County, with locations in Long Beach and City of Industry opening within the upcoming year.