Marcus Samuelsson knows a good find when he sees one, and he's pretty confident that he's found the best chicken in Los Angeles. Right along Western Avenue in Koreatown, The Taste mentor steps right into the humble shack that is Pollo a la Brasa, a wood-fired Peruvian rotisserie that essentially serves one dish: chicken, rice, fries, and beans.
Slathered with spicy aji sauce, he calls it the best chicken in Los Angeles. Certainly a tall claim for someone who doesn't necessarily live in the city, but definitely a defensible position. It's also just around $10 bucks, which means "even Ludo could afford it."
The mom and pop place is honest, simple, and based on hard woods stacked along the side of the building and continually fed into the fire. According to Marcus: "old-fashioned good ol' wood. It's old school but it's always delicious." Apparently he likes to use the word "old." Go watch Samuelsson dig into a plate of LA's best rotisserie chicken. And gear up for The Taste finale, which is coming up soon.