For some reason…saying Bon Chon makes me happy. And of course, eating there made me happy as well. 🙂
I finally got a taste of this. Ever since I heard that this was going to open at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, I kept dreaming of having a bite. I guess you’re probably wondering what makes this chicken oh-so-special. Well, it’s different from the American kind. First off, the Bon Chon style of chicken is fried twice, thus, making the chicken’s skin crispier. Even though it was fried twice, the inside does not have that rubbery feel to it. The inside was still juicy. Plus, there’s less grease in the chicken making this a healthier kind.
When my officemates and I got there (at around 11am), the place was packed already. The lines were long and the tables were full. This resulted to a very slow service (we got our food after an hour). Well, they’re still on “soft opening” so I guess after a couple of months, the service will be good.
On to the food! For those who just want to have the chicken, one can opt to have chicken wings, drumsticks or chicken chops. They also have a combination of drumsticks and chicken wings. These are served on a per size basis. For the small pack of chicken wings, it consists of 6 pieces. These packs are perfect for sharing. But if you’re not in the mood to share then the Bon Chon meals are for you. They have an array of meals that is either paired with rice or drink (depending on what you choose). From their selection of sides and appetizers, the kimchi coleslaw and pickled radish definitely caught my eye. I wasn’t able to try them but I will next time I drop by.
This was my officemate’s choice which is one of the meals that Bon Chon serves.
The bulgogi rice was one of their entree dishes. As a starter, the serving might be similar to a main course. As for the taste, it’s good 🙂
The pieces were actually small so yes, I was able to eat most of them (I gave some to my officemates). I asked if it could be a mixture of soy garlic and hot & spicy but I was told that this was only available for the medium and large packs. As for the taste, it has this slight sweetness to it that I like. And yes, it was crunchy and GOOD.
Just looking at the photo above makes me want to eat there again. When I passed by there last week around lunch time, the lines were still long. So I suggest packing up on some patience when heading there. 🙂
Ayala Triangle Gardens,
Salcedo Village, Makati City
Official website: http://www.bonchon.com.ph/