As much as we all secretly love Colonel Sanders, the Koreans are bringing the real KFC and we Perthlings can’t get enough. Juicy, zingy, and packing an audible crunch with each bite, Korean Fried Chicken is a finger-licking good time, and there’s no shortage in our fine city.
Out with the diets, in with the dipping sauces. Here are 7 places to get Perth’s best Korean Fried Chicken.
7 Grams dishes out some of Perth’s best Korean Fried Chicken, plus it comes with a very substantial serving of perfectly pickled veg. And let’s be honest, you can't have one without the other. Don’t let the confused facade and eclectic decor scare you, this place is for real.
Northbridge, Victoria Park
Dishin’ out some of the crunchiest fried chicken going around, Chimek was such a hit at the Freo Markets that they now have restaurants in both Northbridge and Vic Park—which means more chicken for us. Not strictly Korean, but definitely infusing some American, Korean and even Mexican flavours, try their Gochujang (original KFC) or the honey soy sesame.
Arirang Korean Barbecue
Go for the tabletop Korean Barbecue, but stay for the delicious Korean fried chicken! Arirang's menu is always pretty mouth-watering, but you can’t go past a serve of their KFC—it comes in original, honey soy, or spicy honey flavour, and you get 10 juicy pieces.
Gami Chicken & Beer
Perth and Hillarys
Tucked into Shafto Lane in Perth and at Whitford City, Gami Chicken & Beer is dishing out delicious Korean Fried Chicken in four distinct flavours—original, sweet chilli, spicy and garlic and honey. If you can’t decide on just one, they’ll let you mix and match flavours.
Coming at you hot in either original flavour or sweet and spicy is Gangnam's Korean Fried Chicken, perfectly crunchy, juicy and delicious. You might be asking for a few extra serves of the dipping sauce is all we can say.
Newbie on the block, Seoul In's Korean is a welcome addition to the dining craze that’s taking Perth by storm. The chef has over 30-years’ experience in the kitchen, and his Korean Fried Chicken is next level. Choose from Chilli Garlic, Red Sauce, Honey Butter or ‘Snow Cheese’ flavour—no matter what, you won’t leave hungry.
Tong 86 get extra points for serving their KFC wings with a side of hot chips. Choose from a bunch of sauces including garlic soy and sweet chilli, and ask for extra coleslaw.
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