Maybe a flight to Korea isn’t in the cards right now, but if Itaewon Class is making you crave Korean food, we have you covered!
Raise your hands if you’re obsessed with Itaewon Class, the new Korean series. ????♀️??♂️
For those who somehow missed the mega-show, Itaewon Class follows the story of Park Sae-ro-yi and his misfit gang of friends as they open a bar-restaurant in Itaewon, DanBam. It’s got everything you expect from a KDrama: there’s rivalry, romance, justice – and of course – delicious food.
It’s basically impossible to watch the show and not crave a weekend escape to Seoul. Sadly, that’s not a possibility right now, as everyone in Hong Kong’s number one priority is safety. But the good news is, you can have your Korean fix with food delivery services (no boarding pass required!).
Practice social distancing by grabbing your food to go and heading home to eat. And if you choose to watch Itaewon Class all over again, we won’t tell!
Is there anything better than crispy, crunch Korean fried chicken? The tender morsels of seasoned chicken are battered and fried to perfection before being slathered in mouth-watering sauces. It is, in many ways, a perfect food. But being deep-fried, it’s not for everyone. That’s where Goobne Chicken Central comes in. Their chicken is oven roasted, for that same moreish taste, but a fraction of the calories (and oil!). Their spicy Goobne Volcano Chicken is one of their most popular dishes, but we also love the stir-fried rice cake. And obviously, everything is made better with cheese… Wash it all down with a refreshing bottle of Korean beer or soju for a true Korean experience.
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Everything at MiMi2Go is homemade and fresh, and that’s why it’s one of our favourite places to go for Korean food in Lan Kwai Fong. It’s a cosy spot, almost hidden on Old Bailey Street, but the food here is incredible (and available to-go!). The chef-owner is always happy to chat and make recommendations, even wine pairing suggestions. In addition to being made without MSG, refined sugar or salt, there are tons of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options here. So, if you’re social distancing with a few friends, you can find something to suit everyone here.
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The Chicken Bar
Full disclosure, The Chicken Bar is Japanese. But it’s absolutely delicious, so we put it on the list. After popping up all over town last year, it’s fully open inside H Code, the dining and entertainment complex. Come here for simple, delectable chicken sandwiches and fried chicken. And to be honest, what’s more Korean than fried chicken? Even if it is from a Japanese restaurant! The Okonomiyaki Bun is a must try – a fried, boneless chicken thigh with all the trimmings on a sweet Hawaiian bun. Is your mouth watering yet?
For the authentic Korean experience, you’ve got to go fiery hot Korean Fried Chicken. But not everyone can handle that heat. So start with something a little tamer from Healthy Chicken, the famous rotisserie spot. The name says it all: everything here is made from scratch with natural ingredients and no MSG. They say each meal has everything you need: all the vitamins, minerals, macros and so on. If you’re craving Korean fried chicken but you’re not ready for the spiciness, grab an order of their chicken wings (or that gigantic burrito), close your eyes and pretend.
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