Dear fellow tasters,
I suppose chicken wings invasion is still going on in the capital. Recently, a Korean fried chicken franchise, BonChon Chicken, opened its first outlet in Grand Indonesia shopping town, after successfully bringing their recipe in several countries, including the United States. And the food bloggers surely were not missed when we got invited to the food tasting a couple of weeks ago.
Different with other fast food restaurants, BonChon Chicken does not have ready-to-serve fried chicken but the food is cooked from fresh ingredients upon ordering. On the occasion, we were given to try the original soy garlic sauce and spicy hot sauce version of the chicken, available to order in wings, drumsticks or strips.
Regardless of the claim about being healthier fried chicken, which I won’t really elaborate here, I found the chicken to be quite enjoyable. I especially liked the crispy crusted skin although, for some health reason, the chicken was intentionally left nonmarinated, making it taste a bit bland if eaten on its own without the crust. Meanwhile, the spicy version was not really spicy to my taste but it had a nice kimchi-like flavor to it.
Besides the chicken, we also tried the BonChon fish (dory) which was quite tasty. They also have other menu items, such as salad, bulgogi, and other side dishes that we didn’t get to try. As for dessert, I kind of liked the mochi ice cream, a sweet combination of bouncy mochi rice cake layer on the outside and vanilla ice cream on the inside.
잘 먹었습니다。 Jal meogeosseumnida!
The taster’s notes:
Favorite dish – the chicken wings and mochi ice cream
What to try next time – bulgogi, chicken strips