The BBQ Chicken franchise hails from Korea, and it is said to be Korea’s No. 1 Chicken Restaurant.
The name “BBQ Chicken” leaves nothing to the imagination, one would’ve easily concluded that they specializing in barbecue chicken from the name alone, or so I thought. Even as I browse the pages of the menu, I can’t help but to wonder why is there a lack of barbecue dishes. 😛 The highlighted chicken dish wasn’t even barbecued, why!?!?!?!
I found out later that the franchise’s name is a huge troll. 😛 BBQ in the name means ” BEST OF THE BEST QUALITY”! WTH!?!?!?! And while the name is BBQ Chicken, their menu is an assortment of dishes, and here I thought it’s yet another “chicken franchise” like Texas, Popeyes, KFC and the rest.
First to arrive at our table was the Korean Tea (RM 3.90), of which I would describe it as similar tasting to rice tea. There’s nothing fancy about it, just letting you know we had Korean Tea.
Mushroom Cream Soup (RM 7.90) was the appetizer of choice, and it’s the best mushroom soup we’ve ever come across. The soup was thick and creamy with the mushrooms well blended, and it came with a piece of garlic bread. We couldn’t have enough of it despite the rather large bowl, definitely something you should not miss.
Their Golden Olive Chicken Signature comes at RM 15.90 for a 2-piece order, a chicken that underwent 24 hours marination with over 30 herbs before cooked to golden perfection with Olive Oil.
It’s rather pricey for a 2 piece chicken, and I think it’s not any much better than the chicken I had at Texas Chicken.
Up next is the Korean Charbroiled (RM 9.50) – seasoned grilled chicken legs marinated with special Korean style herbs. The dish comes with garden salad and served with 2 side menu of which we took fried calamari and rice.
Overall this is a lovely dish with good balance, the grilled chicken reminds us of the Japanese grilled meat with teriyaki sauce.
One of their signature item is the Coco-Col (RM 9.90), a combination of bite-sized popcorn style chicken with honey mustard and soft drinks. The chicken is placed on top while the drink is at the bottom, all within a cup.
The Brownie Ice Cream (RM 11.50) was great too, I’m sure the photo alone is sufficient for you to imagine.
Despite our already quite elaborate meal, I decided to take a plunge and ordered their Lamb Burger (RM 23.90) of which I’m quite prepared for the worst. The burger finally arrived and even upon touchdown, I already felt disappointed as the patty looks dry.
With my first bite into the burger, I was proven wrong – the Lamb Burger was delicious enough to blow me away. I totally didn’t see it coming, the lamb patty was juicy and tender, with the goodness of lamb just oozing to each bite. It also comes with a generous portion of french fries and vegetables.
Overall our experience was great, BBQ Chicken does serve good food and the price is reasonable. Should you be looking for a new place to try, BBQ Chicken is definitely worth checking out.