Say hello to Bon Chicken & Beer, Glen Waverley’s first Korean fried chicken and beer joint. The restaurant is located where the Hook Line and Sinker Fish and Chips shop used to be on Kingsway next to Zest 89. As Le Boy and I came here on a Tuesday evening, the place was still buzzing with people at around 9:30pm. There were no signs of the place slowing down as many more groups of people came in after us to dine in as well.
When seated, we were served a couple of complimentary side dishes. The pickled radish was nice while the cabbage slaw with mayo dressing was not nice. The mayo dressing was quite sickening and I would have rather drizzled the liquid from the pickled radish over the slaw than eat it with the creamy mess.
Kimchi pancake $14.00
The kimchi pancake was crisp on the outside and slightly doughy inside. The pancake on its own was very nice however the dipping sauce was not to my liking. I prefer the sweet soy dipping version of the sauce rather than the chili soy version featured here.
Sweet potato glass noodle (made vegetarian) $16.00
The japchae here was pretty good. The sweet potato glass nooddles were not broken into little pieces and still retained their long strands of chewy goodness. The seasoning was spot on as it was not too salty or bland either.
Boneless flavoured chicken $33.00
You can choose up to two flavours with the boneless flavoured chicken. Le Boy and I opted for the sweet chilli and soy garlic flavours, both of which were great. The sweet chilli was not too spicy which suited Le Boy. On the other hand, I would have preferred if the sweet chilli chicken has a little extra spice kick to it. The chicken was crispy and tender, so no complaints there.
Between the two of us, we had ordered way too much food for an after dinner meal. In the end, we had enough left overs for both of us to take home. The portions at Bon Chicken & Beer are quite generous so the prices are justified. Service was really friendly and the staff did their best to attend to everyone as quickly as they were able. Definitely worthwhile coming back for some fried chicken and maybe we’ll try a few other dishes next time as well. The best part of this new place however is that it opens until late. Think midnight Sunday to Wednesdays or 1am from Thursday to Saturdays.