Seoul’s best fried chicken flies to Manila

Are you in the mood for a late-night beer run, or do you want to satisfy your fried chicken cravings? Luckily, you don’t have to choose either one because you can do both.

With the emergence of eccentric food combinations, crispy fried chicken and beer or chimaek is a solid food combination that Koreans have been raving about for a long time. This time, Filipinos can enjoy an authentic chimaek experience at Kkanbu Chicken.

Kkanbu Chicken, one of the most popular fried chicken chains in South Korea, finally opened its doors overseas for the first time at The Shoppes at Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque, on 27 October.

Bbasak Curry-ne Chicken.

Visitors will definitely not leave the restaurant disappointed as they are greeted with multiple fried chicken options, delicious side dishes and a wide assortment of hot and cold beverages. The restaurant’s chic and Instagrammable exterior is also an added feast to the eyes.

The Bbasak Curry-Ne Chicken, which can be served in different ways like chicken tenders or wings, is a juicy and flavorful chicken with a crispy exterior that is topped with curry-flavored coconut flakes that are best eaten with coconut yogurt sauce and pickled vegetables.

For those who enjoy spicy fried chicken, then they will never go wrong with the Boneless Hot Barbeque Chicken Leg Meat. It surely has a spicy kick at first bite, but the spice does not overpower the chicken’s flavor.

Another must
-try is the sweet and savory Ho-tteok Boneless Chicken, a crispy and juicy chicken tenders generously drizzled with sweet hotteok sauce and sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

Other offerings are Basakan Six Pack Chicken, Boneless Garlic Soy Chicken Leg Meat, Fried Whole Chicken, Sweet and Chili Fried Chicken, Garlic Rotisserie Chicken, Boneless Chicken Leg with Green Onion and more.

Side dishes that go perfectly well with fried chicken are also available. If you want to go with the familiar route, go for tteokbokki, french fries and cheeseballs, but if you prefer something different, try the extra spicy boneless chicken feet.

Lastly, the chicken house has a wide array of beverages — from coffee, juice, draft and bottled beers to authentic Korean liquor that will satisfy your chimaek cravings.

What sets this Korean fried chicken apart from other fried chicken chains in the metro is its non-greasiness and straightforward yet rich flavors. It does not have to be too experimental to be unique, with each flavor profile hitting the right spot since each fried chicken is elevated with simple yet high-quality ingredients.

Experience authentic Korean fried chicken at Kkanbu Chicken from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.