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Bonchon Craigieburn

The first Aussie restaurant from a globally-loved Korean chicken chain, famed for its signature sauces and double-fried chook.
By Libby Curran
February 16, 2022
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By Libby Curran
February 16, 2022
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One of a growing collection of cult Korean fried chicken joints to venture Down Under, Bonchon opened the doors to its first Aussie eatery in Craigieburn Central in early 2022. Born in the buzzing southern city of Busan in 2002, Bonchon — meaning 'my hometown' — is now an international name in the chicken game, boasting over 370 global outposts. Now, Aussies are getting their first taste of the brand's signature sauces — spicy and soy garlic — and its original recipe double-fried chook.

Bonchon's menu famously extends to a range of pan-Asian dishes and other Korean specialties, which are also making an appearance here — you can balance your fried chicken fix with the likes of loaded kimchi fries ($14.90), kimchi coleslaw ($8.90), prawn and ginger potstickers ($12.90), and popcorn cauliflower bao ($15.90).

There's a classic beef bulgogi with rice and sweet soy ($16.90), an assortment of mix-and-match 'k-bowls' ($15.90), and a lineup of Korean-inspired burgers, too. And don't forget to match your feed with one of the soju-infused house cocktails, including a soju margarita ($16.90) and a strawberry cosmo ($16.90).

Meanwhile, that signature chook comes battered, double-fried and hand-brushed with sauce to order, available across a whole range of bone-in and boneless combination packs (from $12.90).

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