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Crisp | February 10, 2009

I consider myself a South Side kinda girl but I would never complain about traveling up to Crisp in Chicago’s North Side. Crisp is a small fast food Korean restaurant with good prices and good food. You order from the simple menu at the cash register, pick a drink from the cooler (try one of the Korean soft drinks), and then wait for your food to arrive at one of the long communal benches. We patiently waited for our food while we watched our neighbors devor theirs. The two of us got three things to share: the Baby Buddha, Wacky Wacky Wings, and Seoul Sensation. We ended up with leftovers but that’s ok – more for later!

Bi Bim Bop is one of my favorite dishes – and the Baby Buddha didn’t disappoint.

Baby BuddhaOur “mini” adaptation of a traditional Korean favorite, Bi Bim Bop, with an American twist. Your choice of three different freshly marinated or unseasoned vegetables on a bed of rice. Mix it all up with your choice of sauce. Perfect choice for a light and healthy lunch.


We had to try the Korean burrito our friends had told us about. I wasn’t a huge fan, kinda bland, but cool idea! Next time I’d add some hot sauce. Comes with fries. Bonus!

Seoul Sensation Burrito – Koreans make burritos? Our adaptation of everyone’s favorite. This burrito is generously filled with rice, onions, tomatoes, chives and our homemade marinated Korean beef, Bulgogi. All wrapped in a flour tortilla. Sauce upon request.


The chicken wings were my favorite dish of the three. They were hot, fresh, and spicy – just how I like!

Wacky Wacky Wings with Crisp BBQ sauce – extra spicy – For those hankering wings sans the rest of the bird, we’ve got a treat for you. No itty bitty wings here — these Jumbo sized wings are fried to perfection and come in your choice of sauce.


Next time I’m back in Chicago, Crisp is definitely on my checklist!

2940 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657



  1. Local DC restaurant suggestion – Ten Penh. If you haven’t been there you must go. It is soooo good. The scallops are sooo yummy!

    Comment by Christina — February 10, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

  2. I really want to try that burrito. We need to find one around here!

    Comment by constantlycathy — March 19, 2009 @ 1:43 am

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