Saturday, September 11, 2010

KyoChon


KyoChon
319 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 725-9292

Howard and I went to KyoChon for lunch when we were in New York. How did I even hear about this place? Well, I saw David Lebovitz's post when he was there a couple of days before! I was pretty much hooked when I saw it was Korean fast food.


Howard and I were greeted and given a menu at the front door. We sat down and debated what to order, everything looked yummy! We decided to try their Signature Drumsticks, Spicy Bul-Gogi Rice Ball, and the Sal Sal Chicken Rice Bowl. After ordering, we were given a buzzer and we went upstairs to find a seat.


Luckily, the crowd was still downstairs when we arrived. I quickly snapped some photos of the bar.


And the comfy wall where I sat. I am quite amazed at how clean KyoChon is! The white seats and walls can't be easy to maintain in Manhattan!


We picked this corner table because I wanted better lighting for my photos. Do you ever do that at a restaurant?


The buzzer went off and Howard carried our tray of food to our table. We couldn't wait to open everything and start eating! If you're wondering what the three containers in the back are, two of them are KyoChon Soup (it comes with the Rice Ball and Rice Bowl), and one of them is the Sweet Soy Dressing for the Rice Bowl.


Here is our Signature Drumsticks! They also come with dipping sauce - soy garlic sauce and hot & sweet sauce.

Howard, which I thank for thinking of me, asked for half spicy and half original. The chicken tasted very good and had the perfect amount of crispiness! Howard commented that he was quite surprised that the spicy was actually spicy, it is so rare that he finds his perfect level of heat. I tried one bite and ended up in a coughing fit. Yes, I got laughed at by Howard.


I had always wanted to try a rice ball after watching anime characters eat. Rice balls look so cute in animes! So here was my Spicy Bul-Gogi Rice Ball! A rice ball made with sweet, black and white rice stuffed with diced bul-gogi chicken in Korean red chilli sauce. Now this was a kind of heat I could handle! KyoChon also has Green Tea Bul-Gogi Rice Balls and Bi-Bim-Bap Rice Balls.

My first rice ball did not disappoint, the rice had the chewy consistency I imagined it would and the bul-gogi chicken inside was delicious!


Finally, we shared the Sal Sal Chicken Rice Bowl. Steamed white rice with mixed greens served with Original Sal Sal Chicken Strips and Sweet Soy Dressing. Yummy again!

I would recommend all our dishes if you ever stopped by KyoChon for lunch. Why oh why isn't there one in Toronto near my workplace? These are so much healthier than the fast food chains around downtown!

2 comments:

  1. I love your blog!

    That looks so delicious!

    Have a nice time!
    Paula

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  2. Paula, thank you! Have a nice day too!

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