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Eating out with Instagram: I'm No Longer a Bonchon Virgin

I’m no longer a Bonchon virgin!!! What’s Bonchon?

"Walk down any neighborhood in Korea and you’ll find a mom-and-pop fried chicken joint on almost every block. With years of hands-on experience with Korean cuisine, founder Jinduk Seh, decided to focus on perfecting a recipe for fried chicken, and share one of his country’s favorite comfort foods with the world. The result was Bonchon, Korean word for “my hometown”."

Last night my friend Evi and I checked out Bonchon for our monthly dinner date. This was a first time at Bonchon for both of us!

I started with a cider and then we split an appetizer of Mandoo (pork and beef dumplings). These were fried and bursting with flavor, but as always Evi asked for extra hot sauce!

We both ordered wings (Evi chose all hot while I chose half hot and half soy glazed wings). These were ginormous!! We had plenty of leftovers to take home. The chicken was piping hot, incredibly crunchy and juicy. I preferred the soy glazed over the hot variety.

The kimchi slaw was a much better choice than the brown rice, and I loved pickled radish served on the side.

Unfortunately we were too full to try zucchini fries…maybe next time. Also, their salads looked amazing!

Stay tuned to see where our December dinner date takes place!

3 comments: said...

I had no idea Bonchon existed outside of NYC. Yet I've never been there either, but it's on my list :)

Megan said...

I've heard their chicken is really good. Great to see it through your pictures!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Gotta get myself there!