As you probably already know, we at Feisty Foodie love Korean Fried Chicken, particularly at Bon Chon. A couple months back, InBundles came out with a deal of $20 for $40 worth of food from the Bon Chon near the Empire State Building. After I bought the deal, I saw the fine print that it was basically only available if you go before 5 pm.
With the proliferation of deal websites out there, I have come to the realization that these deals can end up being the proverbial albatross around my neck. It seems most of the deals I purchase, I end up using close to their expiration date. It has gotten to the point where I have pretty much stopped buying these deals. (Not to mention that it’s usually for some pretty unhealthy foods that I am trying to avoid.)
Regardless with only a couple weeks left to use the deal, CT and I decided to go for lunch one day over the holiday break.
Neither of us were in a drinking mood, so we had to over-order on the food in order to get up to $40 worth. Although the deal was for dine-in only, it didn’t say that we couldn’t take home leftovers. SCORE!
First up was an order of fried calamari ($10). It was seasoned with black pepper, garlic and parmesan. These were quite heavily breaded and reminded me of onion rings. It was very tasty and I enjoyed eating it, but the calamari was completely lost in the breading.
Next was an order of bulgogi tacos/wraps ($11). The menu calls them tacos, which they are not. I tried these on a previous visit when they were only opened for a few weeks and they have improved these tenfold. The meat was juicy and sweet while the sauce was creamy and spicy. The lettuce helped to cut some of the greasiness of the meat. Fortunately the flour tortillas were warmed before being wrapped which improved their flavor too. I would be quite happy just ordering this for lunch next time.
To get over the $40 threshold, we had to get a large order of fried chicken too. We got half & half mixed ($22). It had half spicy, half soy garlic and a mix of drums and legs. The waitress probably thought I was crazy when I ordered this for the two of us on top of the other food we already got, but I knew that we would be taking 99% of this home. The chicken was good as always with the same great crunchy exterior. The spicy was no joke, so be prepared if you haven’t had it before. The chicken heated up pretty well later too.
Those drumsticks are Jurassic Park sized!
All in all, it was a nice gluttonous lunch at Bon Chon. I had never been for lunch before and glad the food was just as good as later in the day. The things I do to try to save a couple bucks…