Bonchon Chicken is a South Korean-based fried chicken franchise restaurant. Bonchon is a Korean word meaning "My Hometown".
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More than Finger-licking Good
Just like 4 Fingers, Bonchon Chicken serves juicy, tantalizing wings and drumlets, each carefully marinated in either hot sauce or soy garlic sauce. Together with a group of friends, we decided to go for the x-large portion of 40 pieces with half and half sauce (half hot sauce and half soy garlic, distinctly separated). Even though the waiting time was more than half an hour, our impatience was soon forgotten when the chicken arrived.
Bonchon Chicken certainly lives up to its name: each piece, wing and drumlet alike, was crispy and yet not too oily. After a while, it became clear that the soy garlic version was our favourite; with a hint of garlic that wasn't overpowering and a slight sweetness, each piece was snapped up quickly. Fans of spicy food will prefer the hot sauce, which leaves a fiery aftertaste.
Besides chicken, Bonchon Chicken serves other Korean dishes; yet a quick glance around the restaurant evidently shows that fried chicken remains its specialty. It can get a little pricey, so be sure to bring some extra cash along.
More Squark Than Sizzle
A South Korean fried chicken franchise that represents 'home', Bonchon Chicken is an international brand popular for, what else? It's finger licking, twice deep fried chicken that is coated in a special sauce that sticks to the meat, not to your fingers. This makes Bonchon Chicken unique, offering the least messy Korean fried chicken anywhere.
The open concept ambience at Bonchon Chicken makes the restaurant feel casual and airy, enhanced by natural lighting. Design is functional modern, with a tinge of industrial vibe of steel and wood. Decor uses a form of typography, highlighting characteristics of the food at Bonchon Chicken, including their famous fried chicken.
Service at Bonchon Chicken is casual, efficient, and orderly. Food practically flies out the kitchen, arriving very quickly at your table. Staff aren't much for conversation, but I like that they can advice on the menu items. Passable, but not memorable service.
Their famous fried chicken is offered in either wings (plus drumlets), or drumsticks. They also have an option for a combo of both. Personally, I find the wings to be slightly better than the drumsticks, as the bigger piece of meat on the drumsticks is sometimes inconsistent. Otherwise, their fried chicken has a nicely crisp, savoury skin, and the meat within is bordering on moist and dry.
Besides the fried chicken, Bonchon Chicken also does serve several traditional Korean mains and appetizers. I find the soups to be quite good! Oddly, Bonchon Chicken also offers several Japanese appetizers on their menu. Portions at Bonchon Chicken are suitable for small eaters, and pricing is among the most affordable for this type of Korean cuisine.