Friday, September 2, 2011

MalContent at BonChon

It had been a while since we've had Korean Fried Chicken, so we decided it was time to use our Living Social voucher and visit the famous BonChon Chicken. When we arrived however, there was a sign on the door that they were no longer accepting the Living Social coupons. Ok, so that's annoying, but we weren't going to let that deter us. We walk in to a loud restaurant- to be clear it was late, so it wasn't the patrons who were loud, it was the largely projected music videos. Ok, that's interesting too, but hey, we could use a pop culture crash course, so sure.

We order the mixed soy garlic chicken and the spicy ddukbokki because the couple next to us has it and it looks amazing. We also ordered the Kimchi Coleslaw which I've heard is a must-order, but they were out so we replaced with the scallion pancake instead.

Scallion Pancake
The pancake was really, really greasy. I mean, Korean pancake is usually an oily endeavor, but this really took the cake.

Mixed Soy Garlic Chicken
The chicken was pretty good, but didn't match the oh-my-goodness of Mono+Mono's chicken.

Spicy Ddukbokki
Apologies for the low level lighting, although it's probably better off- because if you could see this dish you'd be really tempted to order it like we were. It's rice cakes and fish cakes in a spicy sauce with cheese and peppers. It should've been delicious, but I just did not enjoy it at all. The chewy texture of rice cakes is usually what attracts me to them, but these were chewy to the point of being rubbery. I also just could not get into the sauce. However, The Mr did enjoy this dish, so this is not a unanimous Newbie Foodies opinion. But we do agree that Mono+Mono is still our favorite Korean Fried Chicken place. Unfortunately, their midtown location is closed, but they can be found in the East Village.

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