KyoChon – Home of the Korean Fried Chicken

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With our restaurant-visit articles always titled after the establishment, there’s no reason for to ever start an article with “Guess where is this place?”

KyoChon - Home of the Korean Fried Chicken

Pardon my ignorance when it comes to K-pop groups, I only know of “Wonder Girls” and “Girl Generation” (PSY is NOT a group!), none of which I fancy. As clueless a snail in the woods, nothing comes to mind when I saw the photo above, other than they must be a very popular group.

With that, I took the liberty to seek knowldge from Uncle Google and seems that the popular group in the photo is “Super Junior”. ๐Ÿ˜› The photo was placed right above the wash basin so you can never miss them unless you’re the type that doesn’t wash up before nom-time.

KyoChon is located at One Utama’s new wing. The restaurant is situated near Cold Storage, occupying a very prominent corner of a T-junction. You can’t miss the place if you’re coming in from the open-air car park unless you have an inclination to only look towards the left.

KyoChon - Home of the Korean Fried Chicken

As a restaurant that’s not within any enclosed space, the atmosphere of the restaurant is that of the shopping complex. You might get a few passers-by who are interested at what you’re feasting on if you’re seated at the outer rims of this subset of Korea. The restaurant’s setup is mostly wood, chairs, tables, floor and pillars, all of them showing a tasteful choice of wood textures.

Speaking of which, here’s the restaurant’s motto.

KyoChon - Home of the Korean Fried Chicken

And if the tables aren’t taken, you could take a tour along the wall to get to know them better. It’s not like you’re going to be quizzed about it or anything but hey, some of us just love text. ๐Ÿ˜›

KyoChon - Home of the Korean Fried Chicken

Now off to the dishes! Our hero of the day were the duo of friend poultry – the Original Soy Wing & Drummette (RM 9.90 for 5 pieces), and the Honey Wing & Drummette (RM 10.90 for 5 pieces).

KyoChon - Home of the Korean Fried Chicken

The original soy flavored ones were quite like basic fried chicken that’s marinated in soy sauce before frying process while the honey flavored ones seem to be deep fried powdered chicken that’s glazed with honey.

Put it simple, fried chicken with a taste of soy sauce, and fried chicken with honey on it. ๐Ÿ˜€ I prefer the one with honey on it. The

The Blueberry salad may seem to be just a “supporting actor” in this outing but we were certainly intrigued by the choice of blueberry sauce as dressing. I think I need not describe how a salad tastes like but the blueberry sauce brought the salad to the sweet side of the picture, very unlike the usual salad that is dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

KyoChon - Home of the Korean Fried Chicken

Just out of curiousity, we ordered the Korean Butter Rice (RM 4.00) of which reminds me of chicken rice minus the oily bit. The rice seems to have been cooked in some sweet and aromatic liquid, pretty much like how chicken rice is prepared.

KyoChon - Home of the Korean Fried Chicken

And last but not least, we had Roasted Barley Tea and Korean Green Tea (RM 2.50 each) for as our drinks. They are refillable.

KyoChon - Home of the Korean Fried Chicken

I must say that it was a delightful meal though the chicken was priced on the high side, considering you’re footing RM 10 just for 2.5 pieces of tiny chicken wings.

One thing I must highlight is the service, of which I find the young people serving us at that time were very attentive and from my observation, they seem to be diligent at work as well. Kudos to the team, thank you for making it a pleasant visit!

Is the Korean in you starting some dance moves? If so, then do visit their website. This place is certainly worth visiting.

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