Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kyochon Chicken 1Utama Grand Opening

Hi there! Can't believe we are already in the third month of 2014 and I'm still blogging about event that I attended back in January. Failed big time, I know T__T

When it comes to Korean food, people will associate it with bibimbap, kimchi and bulgogi but there is this new korean food that is slowly getting its recognition in the korean food culture which is the Korean Fried Chicken, which coincidentally spell as KFC too HAHA in fact, it is claimed that it is now the no. 6 most popular dish in Korea. Honestly, who can ever say no to fried chicken? I guess you've heard that the multiple award winning and Korea's Number 1 Fried Chicken brand has finally open its first restaurant in Malaysia! All thanks to Churp Churp, I had the chance to attend its grand opening at 1Utama two months back. 

One of the three lucky tables that has signatures of two Super Juniors' members. In case you couldn't tell, they belong to Kangin and Kyuhyun :P and yes, Super Junior are Kyochon's brand ambassador!

The first time I heard about Kyochon chicken was from Churp Churp through their ChurpOut event last year. Initially, I seriously didn't get the the hype over these fried chicken (probably cause it was from Korea *cough* y'know k-pop culture fever never subsides in Malaysia) until I personally tasted them. 
The different types of freshly prepared Kyochon Fried Chicken we get to taste that day. And oh that's the Natural Sparkling Yuza Juice Tea on the right, simply refreshing! 

Mmmhmm, that explains it all (: 

The Sal Sal strip; boneless chicken breast strips coated in special rice batter where you can't find elsewhere. Perfect for those who doesn't like eating messy (; 

The original and the red series wings. 

The ones that are glazed on the left are the honey series while the those on the right are the original soy flavoured.

Verdict: I personally love the honey series fried chickens cause it's sweet and savoury. The chicken seem to be well marinated and fried to perfection. Every bite is enjoyable! The red series are too hotspicy to handle that I can't even that small piece of mid wing, not recommended unless you can really really take spicy food, I mean it. Check out here for their full menu! 

Unlike other fried chickens, Korean friend chickens are smaller in size as they usually use mid-wings, drumlets, or small chunks of thigh meat, if you notice. Another uniqueness is also the method of preparing these fried chickens. As a pioneer and innovator in its field, Kyochon 1991 began double-frying their chicken in a scientific and calculated manner to ensure the finest result. The first round cooks the flesh evenly to retain the moist juices whilst removing excess oil, where it is then deep fried again for the perfect crunch, and finally glazed with special sauces imported from Korea made in state-of-the-art factories. The result is chicken that is as crispy on the outside as it is juicy and tender on the inside, while at the same time using far less oil in the process than conventional fried chicken. The texture of the chicken also differs than the usual one we had. Besides, KyoChon promises to deliver food made only from the healthiest of chickens, and in the process use only the finest natural ingredients possible. So now we can indulge healthy fried chickens without a slight tinge of guilt YAY On a side note, they are working on getting the HALAL certification, so double YAY so that even all of our Muslim friends can have them as well! 

Bernard Hiew was the emcee of the day :D So bubbly as usual! 

Speech from one of the VIPs. 

One group photo of us churpers for the album! :D

And of course, how can I not have a photo with Siwon Oppa? *blushes and he's not even looking at the camera HAHAHA I actually didn't know who this statue was until Vvens told me :P 
Go try them out and be chickenlightened! 

KyoChon 1991
 Lot 311, Lower Ground,
New Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Complex,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
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I didn't go home empty handed that day -- there are Kyochon 2014 Calendar filled with portraits of SuJu and a RM20 voucher too in the goodie bag :D 

As I'm blogging about this, I'm craving for the fried chickens at this ungodly hour. Oh Lord, definitely going back again!


1 comment:

~Joeanney~ said...

Ahhh, finally, Kyochon chickennnnn :P