October 17, 2008
When we started out our Restaurant Reviews section, we knew that we would soon be doing a review of Bucheon’s Chicky Pub. We love this place, love the Chicken and the fries and the yakee, and we think that everyone should be eating here everyday. There are two locations that we know of for Chicky Pubs in Bucheon, but we’re only talking about the one close to the Emart, and not the one close to GS Square; we haven’t been to the other one yet.
We really like this restaurant. It’s small and cozy for starters, and the owner is really nice. He has a Canadian flag hanging under the clock, because he has family in Toronto. His English is good as well, so if you’re uncomfortable speaking Korean, this is where you can safely order chicken in Bucheon without being embarrassed. Finally, he’s nice enough to always put on some English television for us! We haven’t seen the cooking channel in a long time, and never thought we’d see it again for as long as we were in Bucheon, so we were really happy when he put Jamie Oliver on for us.
Anyhow, here’s our final review:
1. Taste 5/5 – The best thing about this chicken is that it’s fried AND covered in sauce. It retains its crunchiness and sauciness all at once. And the sauce is great; it’s also covering the yakee (Korean Dumplings) and tastes just as delicious.
2. Side Dishes: Inapplicable – Chicken places don’t usually offer side dishes, apart from small snacks. We get great popcorn, but that doesn’t really fairly compare to the many side dishes you get with traditional Korean Cuisine.
3. Bang for your Buck 4/5 – It’s not cheap. Fries and Chicken will set you back 20,000 won, but it’s worth every last won, because it’s so delicious. The price is comparable to all other chicken places as well, but we wouldn’t pay half the price we pay here for some of the chicken we’ve had elsewhere.
Altogether, we give this place a 4.5/5. If you’re in Bucheon we strongly recommend you go here; you won’t regret it. Here’s a map to the location in Bucheon. Yeah!