There are many Korean shops in Melbourne but here are a few places that we've tried around Melbourne CBD and in the suburbs:
I'm sure many of you are familiar with Gami chicken? No introduction needed - so I'll cut to the chase.
Having tried all 3 of the original, sweet chilli and sweet soy garlic over my couple of visits, I have to say the sweet soy garlic stands out most!
All in all, Gami's KFC are consistently crunchy, succulent and full of flavour. But not to forget, very oily too so definitely not something you'd want to be eating every now and again! xD
They have 3 branches around the CBD. I've tried both the Little Londales and Healeys Lane brunch - both are equally consistent.
I've blogged about them before, you may read my full review here.
Unlike many who deemed this the best they've had, The Boyfriend and I felt like it did not hit the spot. It had a good crunch, no doubt about that but we both felt like it was lacking an "oomph" factor.
It was such a bummer that they didn't allow us to order half a serve so we had to order one whole chicken ($30) for two. So yeah, we didn't get order to anything else that night.
Would I return? Most probably not.
Thanh recommended that I try this new Korean joint, Meega which is a small, hidden shop located behind a Korean grocery store in Glen Waverly.
Meega used to be called Chickilia of which I've tried before, but given that the chicken taste different on both occasions, I believe there has been some change in management. A good change, that is! ;)
The Boyfriend and I ordered a large serving ($26) with approximately 18-20 pieces of wings/drummettes, and opted for a mix of soy & garlic and sweet chilli.
The soy & garlic was a tad too salty for my liking, but the sweet chilli was spot on!
Will I be back? Most definitely! :)
As much as I love Joomak, unfortunately I cannot say the same for their KFC.
I mean it's not bad tasting, just not like KFC. Also, I find the chicken forever boney (like no meat one) - maybe they only buy skinny chicken? I don't know.
But their pork, corn cheese, stew, egg roll and (the list goes on) are super yum! I promise I will try to blog about this hidden gem that both The Boyfriend and I love so much!
Given the positive recommendation from our friends and the raving reviews I've read on Urbanspoon, The Boyfriend and I decided to give Chimac a go. But unfortunately for us, we didn't enjoyed it as much as everyone else did.
I also found the portion size to be smaller even though they are priced almost the same.
And that is a wrap! In conclusion, it looks like we'll be sticking to Gami for crunchy-battered KFC and Meega simply for some fried chicken goodness. ;)
If you know of any other good KFC places, please leave a comment below to let me know. :)