The restaurant was packed at 730pm even on a Monday. I was worried not to get a sit inside, but turned out their customer turnover is quite fast. We were seated immediately after we placed our orders. :-) I was busy taking pictures while waiting for our food. Noticed most of their clients came in groups and customer count starts to dwindle down near 8pm. I wonder if it'll pick up again for the call center crowd?
|BonChon Greenbelt 1|
I like the vibrant atmosphere of the store. Its white pallete makes the space bigger, brighter and cleaner; accentuated with personalized BonChon artsy graphics hanged on the walls. It's also laptop friendly with power outlets scattered along the walls. (i didn't check if there's wifi though :-/) Place isn't exactly date-friendly, much more of an upscale-fast food dining but, nevertheless, we came for the chicken!
BonChon Chicken is double fried in veggie oil. This is why the skin becomes paper thin and extra crispy without flour. For starters, H & I opted for their combo chicken (half-half wings & drumstrick/ half-half soy garlic & spicy). Bon Chon's serving size is smaller than expected but it delivered with its paper thin crisp. I hope they can double glaze the chicken with their secret sauce next time to cover all the parts, nabitin kami doon. What can we say? The sought after secret sauce is really quite appetizing!
|Bon Chon Chicken Combo (med) - P365|
|Surprisingly Perfect Match|
BonChon Chicken + Kimchi Coleslaw (P45/cup)
We can't imagine finishing the spicy flavored chicken, its too hot for us but we both liked the "kick". H even had extra rice (P15) - ako din, di nakatiis kumain ng kanin lol! I wonder if BonChon will offer unli rice? I have a feeling this will click! (patok diba?!) :-)
We finished around 830pm, by then the mall is closed already (I didn't know gb1 closes that early?). Since we parked in the mall, we did a little walk going back (pampababa din ng kinain).
Admittedly, there are some areas for improvement but with a winner recipe - how can you go wrong? So what's our final verdict, BonChon Buchog! :-)
BONCHON BRANCHES IN MANILA
- Greenbelt 1 (beside The Spa), Paseo de Roxas cor Legaspi St., Ayala Center, Makati City
- Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City
- SM Megamall Building A