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Questlove To Take On Momofuku’s David Chang In An Epic Fried Chicken Battle On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Thusday April 12th


So, you remember that Questlove of The Roots makes fried chicken now? It’s good. Bon Appétit included it on the magazine’s list of the “25 Things to Eat, Drink and Cook in 2012.”

Well, Questlove knows David Chang, the chef behind New York’s Momofuku restaurants, who also happens to make a pretty legendary fried chicken. (It has its own FAQ section…)

And Chang recently took to Twitter to challenge Questlove to a fried chicken battle on Questlove’s show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Questlove happily accepted.

The stakes are high: if Questlove wins, he’ll get a spread in Chang’s magazine, Lucky Peach, and his “Love Drumstick” will be served at Chang’s restaurant, Momofuku. If Chang wins, Questlove will have to wear a chicken suit on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

There may be a panel of celebrity judges involved.

As for the chicken itself, Questlove serves “drumsticks,” naturally, gourmet pieces of Creole-seasoned, buttermilk fried chicken, sourced locally from Lancaster County. Momofuku has two varieties of whole fried chickens: southern-style and Korean-style. The southern-style chicken is fried with a buttermilk and old bay batter. The Korean-style is triple-fried and served with a light spicy glaze.

The battle is set for this Thursday, April 12. Late Night comes on at 12:35.

No idea how it’s going to turn out. But it should be fun to watch.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon [Official Site via Eater Philly]