We were going to watch the sunset on the top of the Empire State Building. We decided to get dinner beforehand and decided to go to Bonchon as we wanted something different that had fried chicken and was Korean. I have been had Bonchon before, but only in the DC area as my cousins there love it and wanted to introduce me to it. I was excited to have it again and introduce some people to good Korean Fried Chicken.

Japchae

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Glass Noodle, Red Pepper, Carrots, Onions, Spinach, Mushrooms and Thinly Sliced Marinated Beef Stir-Fried with Bonchon Soy Garlic Sauce with Sesame Oil

I love a good Japache and this was no exception. I love how many different vegetables they packed in there as I had not had a lot of opportunities during this trip. I loved the beef as it was nicely seasoned and nicely cooked. The noodles were good and the dish packed a lot of flavor. I did wish that there was some rice on the side as it was slightly too salty but was overall very good.

Wings: Half Spicy & Half Soy Garlic

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This was the most anticipated dish amongst my party. The wings were just so good and even better than the ones I have had in DC. The wings were nicely cooked and had heaps of crunch to them. The soy garlic wings were the group favourite. The spicy wings were Korean hot and packed a lot of punch. They were just as good as the others but were slightly harder to eat due to the spice. Also, the side dish of pickled daikon was great and help ease the chilli effect from the spicy wings.

This eatery of Bonchon is actually more laid out as a bar than a restaurant with the middle tables all being high tables and the surrounding tables are low. There are TV’s everywhere and a bar against one wall. I suppose it is laid out this way due to Korean Fried Chicken is to be eaten while you are drinking or after you have had a night out. Although the food is really good, the service not so great. But when fried chicken is this good. Who really cares.

Address: 325 5th Ave, New York

Website: Bonchon