September 25, 2016

[ Penang ] KyoChon 1991 Korean Fried Chicken | G Hotel

Finally put an end for my Bangkok post, I had been dragged it for so long and before my next trip I'm going to share some new restaurants that I tried throughout the months. 
I've heard / seen about KyoChon 1991 during my trip to Kuala Lumpur but I've never gotten to try it
until it opened its door to Penangites at G Hotel (right next to the al-fresco zone of Gurney Plaza) and the Korean drama
"My Love from the Star" just gave me a kick to try this place!
We went to KyoChon for early dinner after 2-3 weeks of their opening, the crowd is exaggerating;
it was only 6pm sharp (on Friday) but the indoor is fulled and diners are started to fill up the al-fresco dining area.
We told the staff that we wanted the indoor seats (we can't stand the heat) 
and we only waited 5 minutes to get it.
The indoor area is not very spacious, and if you are okay with the outdoorsy environment, you can get al-fresco dining area without any wait.
KyoChon is famous with their Korean fried chicken and it comes in four flavors for your choice:
Soy Garlic, Red Pepper, Honey and Salsal sauce.
You can make it in complete meal by choosing the combo size and pick any upgrades that available.
The combo meal if definitely worth the price!
Other than the Korean fried chicken, they also provide a la carte menu such as Bulgogi, Kimchi soup, Tteokbokki and etc.
For more details, you may view the KyoChon's menu over here.
The staff served us a bowl of banchan (to be exact, pickles) after we placed the order;
wet tissues and plastic gloves were not served like what mentioned by blogger, it will be served upon request.
The choice of beverages in combo meal are either Sparkling Yuza Fruit Tea or Sparkling Plum Fruit Tea,
we got it one each but the plum fruit tea is a little bit too sour for me, it tastes better after the ice melted. 
Wingette and Drummette (12 pcs) | RM26.90 and Combo Meal M Size | RM11
Out of four flavors,
you can mix Soy Garlic and Red Pepper for your fried chicken as the price for both flavors are the same; 
we were so tempted to have Honey flavor but we knew we can't finish it.
Wingette and Drummette here means chicken wings, 12 pcs is consists of 3 pairs of chicken wings.
If you are not chicken wings lover, you can get drumstick or whole chicken.
we upgraded our steam rice in combo meal to Kimchi Fried Rice with Egg by add-on RM7 for each rice.
The Combo Meal M Size is also comes with clear soups and salads.
By comparing both flavors of the fried chicken, I preferred Soy Garlic flavor as the Red Pepper flavor is quite spicy,
I still can stand the spiciness but my mouth get numb and burning if I get it more.
I like the Soy Garlic as it tasted a little salty but up to my liking, the flavors were bold although not much flesh available.
Something I like about their Korean fried chicken is they aren't greasy at all!
The Kimchi Fried Rice is just nice, nothing to complain about it, we felt to have more after finished our portion.

The price for KyoChon can be quite hefty, in return you will get high quality food and good service,
it's quite worth it for me and I'll definitely come back for the other flavors!

KyoChon 1991 (G Hotel branch)
Location: Penang G-Hotel, Lot-G-03A, Ground Floor, 168A Persiaran Gurney, George Town, 10250 Penang. 
Business Hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily)
Contact Number: Not Available
Facebook: KyoChon Malaysia

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