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4.157 Rotisserie Chicken Quarters


-Cycle 4, Item 157-
11 (Tue) June 2013

-American-
Rotisserie Chicken Quarters

3.0

at Costco

-Yangjae, Seoul-

solo

3 important updates on Costco Korea's rotisserie chicken quarters (see most recently 3.172 Rotisserie Chicken Quarters):

First, the chicken is now sold by weight: 999 won per 100 grams.  Previously, the sets were sold at a flat rate of 11,990 won for 6 quarters.  Here, I got 5 quarters weighing a total of 1,106 grams for 11,049 won.  Either way, come to think of it, that's lower than the price of raw chicken, which is around 1,200 won for the same part, making me wonder what kind of cheap-ass bird Costco has been using for this item.  

Second, the pieces are now varied in size, some significantly larger than others.  Previously, they were all kinda the same.  The lack of uniformity suggests that Costco has stopped sourcing from one of those notorious factories that mass-produces identical birds, which probably means that the company now buys from several such factories each with a varying standard.  In any case, I found that the bigger pieces--huge by local standards, so probably imported--were much juicier and therefore much better than before.

Third, the seasonings are now simpler.  Previously, the flavor was distinct, like it contained a secret ingredient, found only in the rotisserie chicken from Costco, not amenable to reproduction.  The new formula seems much much more basic, essentially just salt & pepper (though of course it couldn't be quite that simple).  I prefer it this way--tastes homemade rather than industrial.  

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