The main issue with me has always been the size; for some reason, I think Kyochon’s chicken wings are extremely small – like they get them from kampung chickens or something. 12 pcs here equates to an 8 pc set from 4Fingers (my favourite KFC by the way). Pricewise, Kyochon is also higher than some other KFC franchises, and of course, 45 minutes is too long a wait for a resto that wasn’t full.
Taste wise; it made us to finish almost the tiniest flesh that was on the bone. That described of how well seasoned/sauced of each chicken. Unfortunately, we only managed to try soy garlic series. We definitely will return for other series and larger portion.
½ Chicken original is a perfect choice for those who cannot handle the spice. My sister loved it while myself and my bf loved the red pepper. ½ Original with small meal upgrade @ RM 36.50
KyoChon is a good option for mall dining. I like how the Red Pepper Series is reasonably spicy and mildly Tabasco hot sauce like sour. It’s my favorite sauce. The rice they serve looks like Korean short grain rice but tastes less sticky, like a hybrid of local and Calrose rice. It’s not as good as the ones we had over the weekend. Honestly, the Korean fried chicken we had at Chicken House in Mont Kiara was a lot better too. However, RM 31.90 for lunch, inclusive of their wonderful beetroot salad dressing and the thirst-quenching Natural Sparkling Yuzu Fruit Tea, is a reasonable price in a shopping complex.
Verdict: Kyochon chicken is really awesome – flavorful, addictive & finger lickin’ good but the price is a bit steep. I figure you’re also paying for the ambience and environment considering it’s located in the mall. The wings are so tiny that one could eat at least 10 pieces of it. I was told that WOW Chicken Korean Restaurant in Hartmas serve equally good Korean fried chicken too but at a more affordable price.
Another star-stealer and recommended dish would be the Sal Sal Series. These are the boneless chicken breast strips that are thoroughly dipped in special rice batter before deep fried skillfully. They are actually coated with some puffed rice and breadcrumbs and fried to golden crisp. Even so, the meat within remains gorgeously juicy and tender unbelievably! Superb!
KyoChon has four types of chicken – original soy, red spicy, honey and salsal. The first three come in a choice of wings or sticks. So far I’ve tried the red spicy, which is really spicy by my standards, and my favourite is the original soy. I find myself craving the original soy chicken every now and then!
A crowd favourite, the KyoChon Red Series Fried Chicken (Red Wings & Drummets) came in a fiery red presentation. Does it live up to its fiery colour? Yes it does, as the spiciness of the chicken is over the top, one which prompted me to finish up my ice cold drink even before I finished the meal. If you love spicy fried chicken, then go for this flavour. Again, I love the fact that KyoChon uses the double-fry technique, ensuring the chicken is virtually oil-free, a healthy option in my books.