The Spot in Corinth serving hibachi cuisine, fried chicken with Asian influences – Saratogian
CORINTH, NY – A new hibachi and fried chicken restaurant called The Spot recently debuted on the Saratoga County restaurant scene.
Located at 5 Maple St. in Corinth, The Spot opened in July, serving Asian-influenced hibachi cuisine and fried chicken.
The family business is owned and operated by brothers Mike Wu and Kalvin Wu, who recently moved from Philadelphia to Corinth to continue this business venture.
The Wus both grew up in the restaurant business, and when Mike lost his previous job during the COVID-19 pandemic, he was inspired to start his own business.
Relatives of Mike and Kalvin have experience with hibachi takeout, which helped them decide to go this route.
While hibachi is often featured with sushi, getting fresh inventory for this type of cuisine in rural Corinth would be a challenge, so the brothers decided to offer fried chicken instead.
The fried chicken at The Spot is prepared a little differently than most restaurants in the area. It is coated in rice flour and cornstarch rather than regular flour, then fried twice. These culinary techniques, rooted in Korean culture, make the chicken extra crispy.
Customers can then choose from more than a dozen flavors for their fried chicken, some dry and some in sauce. “All the sauces are homemade,” Mike said, noting that some flavors like garlic parmesan and barbecue are aimed at a more Western palate, while others like soy garlic, teriyaki and sweet peppers are more traditionally Asian.
On the hibachi side of the menu, some of the most popular dishes to date are the fried rice and noodle bowls as well as the chicken and steak hibachi dinner.
The menu also features curry, which has also been a hit with The Spot’s clientele. “It’s Japanese-style curry, so it’s quite sweet,” Mike said, explaining that it’s milder than curry dishes in Indian cuisine.
Le Spot is open for lunch and dinner six days a week, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday.
Orders can be placed over the phone or in person at the counter.
Although take-out is a popular option, customers can also enjoy their food in the restaurant’s indoor dining area.
After a little over a month of activity, the new local restaurant is receiving an excellent welcome from the community of Corinth. “A lot of people came out to support us,” Mike said of The Spot’s opening week.
“A lot of people say they’re glad there’s something new in town,” Mike reported, and he and his brother are happy to provide a unique option for locals.
Local resident Heather Eglin of Hadley has been a frequent customer of The Spot since she first discovered it earlier this month. “I come here a few times a week,” she said as she picked up a takeout order on Thursday. “These are the best chicken wings I’ve ever had and the sauces are amazing.”
Looking ahead, one of Mike’s goals for the future of the business is to potentially add beer to the menu and TVs in the dining room so the restaurant can become a place where customers come. watching televised sporting events.
More information about The Spot is available online at www.facebook.com/TheSpotinCorinth or on Instagram @thespotatcorinth.
The company can be contacted by dialing (518) 654-8262.