Restaurant: BonChon Chicken Cebu
Address: 2nd Level The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu
Food: Asian/Korean – American QSR Cuisine
Type of Dining: Fast Casual
Mode of Payment: Cash/ Card
On October 1, 2012 will be the grand opening BonChon Cebu. The first branch in the Visayas, BonChon Cebu is located at the 2nd floor of The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu.
BonChon, Korean for “original village,” is a global restaurant brand that originated in South Korea in 2002. It began making waves in the global arena in 2007 as it entered the US market, captivating the discerning palates of the citizens of New York, San Francisco, Boston, Virginia and New Jersey. It then propelled to international shores with stores in Asia (Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta, Singapore) quickly following.
BonChon Chicken Philippines opened its first store in November 2012. In just a little over a year with 28 branches in Metro Manila, Bonchon may be considered one of the fastest growing fried Quick Service Restaurant in the country, apart from the biggest Korean-style crispy fried chicken chain locally. As of September 24, 2012, there are 28 BonChon stores in Metro Manila, 1 and Davao and on October the 30th branch in Cebu, which is the second largest branch in the country!
BonChon serves contemporary Asian/Korean-American Quick Service Restaurant cuisine that highlights the super crispy yet light and non greasy original Korean Fried Chicken secret. While the chicken recipe is tandard in all BonChon outlets worldwide, other items on the menu may vary from one country to another. The Philippines offers the widest range among the international BonCHon community. As a testament to the wide range of the Philippine menu, many locally-developed recips have found their way to international BonChon stores.
The crispy chicken secret that inspired a global cult following: BonChon Chicken is super crispy yet light and not greasy, with hot moist juicy meat, sauced with sumptuous soy garlic or spicy glazed. Spicy Glazed goes well with beer! ^_^
Two of BonChon seafood offerings which began as a local seasonal offering that have become popular items on the local menu are: BonChon FIsh and Chips ( the brand’s take on the English classic) and the raved about BonChon Fish Taco which was inspired by the California food truck mishmash of Korean and Mexican. Edd and I love BonChon’s Fish Taco! One of our BonChon favorite! Another seafood offering is the Crispy squid rice.
BonChon also serves the traditional Bulgogi – Asian style as beef bulgogi over rice, Western style as beef bulgogi in a wrap and the Bonchon style crunchy chicken bulgogi over rice.
And who would’t love a sweet ending? Tarty, creamy and cool BonChon’s Ko-Yo (Korean Yogurt) served in alternating layers of graham pie crust and a choice of blueberry torte or Banoffee pie. 🙂
To give our readers a guide on other offerings at BonChon Cebu: Here’s the menu:
Welcome to Cebu BonChon Chicken! ^_^