Korean-style Fried Chicken


Here in the Philippines, only one thing comes to mind when you think of twice-fried super crispy and flavorful Korean fried chicken – BonChon.

They now have 3 flavors – Soy Garlic, Spicy and Honey Citrus. The Spicy flavor burns my tongue so I usually pair it with Soy Garlic or Chapchae.

I also like their Kimchi Coleslaw (only 45 PHP or 1 USD). But unless you really like spicy food, don’t order the Kimchi Coleslaw with Spicy Chicken. I almost cried when I ate them together.

Kimchi Coleslaw

They also serve beer by the way, that’s why it’s now my favorite fast food restaurant.

I give it 3.5/5 spoons.

Food – 4 spoons
Ambience – 3 spoon
Price – 4 spoons
Service – 3 spoons

While exploring Koreatown in New York, I saw KyoChon. I should have tried the chicken there. I’m curious which is better.

Branches: Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu and Davao
Metro Manila Delivery: +632 6331818

Branches Worldwide: New York, San Francisco, Boston, Virginia, New Jersey, Seoul, Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta, Singapore


Kaya Korean Restaurant


In Sanskrit, Kaya means “body” or “nature”. In Filipino, it means “can” (as in, you CAN do it). In Jamaica, Kaya is a word for cannabis or marijuana. I don’t know what it means in Korean though. I don’t know if it even has a Korean meaning at all.

Anyway, since my friend and I were craving for something different and this restaurant happened to be in front of us (while malling), we decided to try the food there.

We ordered Aligue Bibimbap (rice topped with vegetables, an assortment of seafood and crab fat which costs around 300 pesos or 7 USD), Bibim Gooksoo (fine noodles topped with spicy Kimchi – 300 pesos as well), Dak Bulgogi (grilled spicy chicken fillet, also 300 pesos) and of course, Kimchi (100 pesos or around 2 USD).

It’s a little pricey but the food was really good. The flavor of each dish just explodes in your mouth. Soooo delicious! I would definitely come back to try the other dishes.

I give it 4 out of 5 Korean chopsticks.


Kaya Korean Restaurant

Branches: Glorietta 4, Jupiter St., Paseo Center, Power Plant Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Megamall and The Podium.