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Famed Korean Oven-Roasted Chicken Chain Goobne Is Opening Its First Aussie Store in Haymarket

The crisp-skinned chook comes in seven different flavours — and can be ordered to your table using a smartphone.
By Libby Curran
November 06, 2019
By Libby Curran
November 06, 2019

If the only thing stopping you from existing entirely on fried chicken is the threat of skyrocketing cholesterol levels and less-than-healthy arteries, the soon-to-launch Goobne is sure to take your fancy. The legendary Korean chicken chain is known for dishing up a slightly more virtuous spin on crispy chook, and it's launched its first Aussie store.

Making its home within the Darling Square food precinct, this Sydney flagship caters to those chicken cravings without undoing too many efforts at the gym. Goobne's signature bird has the kind of crisp skin you dream about, but because it's oven-roasted without any oil, it's also a whole lot healthier than its fried counterparts.

There are seven varieties of saucy roast chicken to choose from, including black pepper, a fruity soy and garlic number, and the fiery Volcano. You'll also find dishes like the UFO Fondue Chicken, which sees drumsticks scooped through a pool of rich melted cheese. The menu also stars a swag of fried rice creations, noodle dishes and sides, including the signature Goobne egg rolls that come topped with various house-made sauces. And, potentially most excitingly, everything can be ordered directly to your table using your smartphone.

Meanwhile, a lineup of K-razy Cocktails lives up to its name, with concoctions like the vibrant blue Sharknado and the Corona-Rita — a tequila on the rocks crowned with an upside down stubby of Corona.

Find Goobne at Darling Square, 35 Tumbalong Boulevard, Haymarket. It's open from 11.30am until late every day. 

Updated: December 2, 2019. 

Published on November 06, 2019 by Libby Curran
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