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Bring It On | We’re Getting A Karaage Fried Chicken Showdown

By James Shackell
26th Apr 2018


Who’s cuisine reigns supreme? That’s what we’re about to find out.

For the first time ever, Melbourne’s getting a no-holds-barred karaage fried chicken showdown. Two chefs enter, they cook a lot of chicken, only one leaves alive (we didn’t read the rules, but this seems about right).

Basically what’s happening is this: one of Tokyo’s best chefs, Shigeru-San from the famous Bunon wine bar is pitting his fried chicken skills against our very own Morgan McGlone (Belles Hot Chicken, Natural History).

On the 4 May, the Belles Function Space in Fitzroy will turn into a karaage battleground. You can snag public tickets for $25, which allows you to taste two different takes on karaage, plus a few sides like coleslaw and waffles. There’ll also be an exclusive collection of natural wines on the night (Bunon is big on natural wine).

There’s gonna be two sittings: one at 5:30pm and one at 8pm. Tickets are first come best dressed, so get in quick. You can snag ‘em here.

The Details

Where: Belles Hot Chicken, 150 Gertrude St
When: Friday 4 May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm & 8pm – 10pm
For more info, click here.  

Hungry for more? This list of Melbourne's best fried chicken should do the trick. 

Image credit: Griffin Simm

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