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BonChon Best Dishes

chow_lover Apr 1, 2013 01:32 PM

Hi All!

What would your recommendations be for some of the best dishes at BonChon (other than the fried chicken!)?


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    DoubleMan Apr 1, 2013 06:37 PM

    More chicken.

    1. ScubaSteve Apr 1, 2013 09:00 PM


      1. Luther Apr 2, 2013 07:06 AM

        bull dok if you like blowing your face off with spicy, and any of the rolls if you like mayo.

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          Taralli Apr 2, 2013 07:25 AM

          That fire chicken is incendiary - bring a towel.

          1. re: Luther
            jgg13 Apr 2, 2013 06:37 PM

            I got it once after a similar recommendation here and was completely unimpressed w/ the heat level. And I'm not saying this in an "I'm a tough chilehead" way, rather it was literally less hot than the spicy fried chicken.

            I just figured the reviewer was someone not to be trusted, but perhaps I just had an off day.

            1. re: jgg13
              kimfair1 Apr 2, 2013 08:31 PM

              I think you got it on a bad day, as the two times I got it, it was certainly mind-blowingly hot, even my wife, whose tolerance exceeds my own agrees.That or the combo of wings and bull dok made the heat level kind of a wash (if you had them together). I can assure you the bull dok on it's own reheated for lunch was still VERY hot, people said it smelled hot.

              1. re: kimfair1
                jgg13 Apr 4, 2013 04:38 PM

                probably a bad day then, as I find the spicy chicken to be at a "there's some mild heat there" level - the combo is certainly not going to lead me to think that the Bul Dok wasn't hot. :) I'll give it another whirl one day.

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                  Aromatherapy Apr 5, 2013 08:19 AM

                  I've found the heat level respectable but not blow-your-mind hot. To calibrate, I like my hot stuff really really hot.

              2. re: jgg13
                Luther Apr 3, 2013 03:52 AM

                I got it once and it was "this is too hot because all I can taste is pain" hot.

            2. galangatron Apr 2, 2013 10:43 AM

              bull dak
              corn butter
              octopus wakame
              beef tataki
              beef tongue shioyaki

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                lossless Apr 2, 2013 04:21 PM

                Their dolsot / okdol bibimbap (not sure how they call it) is pretty good.

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                  maillard Apr 3, 2013 07:12 AM

                  How does it compare to ChoCho's?

                  1. re: maillard
                    lossless Apr 3, 2013 06:50 PM

                    Close - i liked chocho's as well. both have a good amount and variety of ingredients.

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                  fara Apr 2, 2013 08:06 PM

                  I used to like their fried rice, not sure if it has changed. I like their rolls with mayo too, avocado salad...but most of all the chicken and accompaniments.

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