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Kokko Fried Chicken

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and Pokémon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published August 4th 2020
Located along Margaret Street in Norwood, Kokko Fried Chicken specialises in the dish the restaurant takes its name from, Korean Fried Chicken. Due to the chef preparing all the dishes by hand, the restaurant limits its orders to 100 serves per day, so calling ahead is advised to check if fried chicken are still available.

Their Korean Fried Chicken came as a mixture of pieces with and without bones, or all boneless for a bit of an extra cost. The flesh of the chicken was succulent and set off wonderfully by the crisp coating. The sauce used in the Kokko Signature Chicken is best described as a punchier version of the Sweet Spicy Chicken served at other places offering Korean Fried Chicken.

Kokko Fried Chicken, Kokko Signature Chicken, Adelaide
Kokko Signature Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Using plain Korean Fried Chicken as a base, the citrus mayonnaise in the Citrus Mayo Chicken did not taste too creamy and had a nice degree of tanginess. Slices of red onion were scattered over the top for a bit of freshness and to provide a bit of crunch.

Kokko Fried Chicken, Citrus Mayo Chicken, Adelaide
Citrus Mayo Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


As its name suggests, the Hot Soy Chicken included chilli in the soy sauce mixture the chicken was tossed in to give the dish a spicy kick. The degree of spiciness, however, should still be suitable for most tastes. All their Korean Fried Chicken dishes came with a serving of chips and pickled vegetables.

Kokko Fried Chicken, Hot Soy Chicken, Adelaide
Hot Soy Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


For something a bit unique to go with your Korean Fried Chicken, there is their Cauli-fries. The chunks of cauliflower retained a bit of bite and their coating had a good amount of crunch. A sprinkling of finely chopped herbs completed the dish by subtly bringing out the cauliflower's flavour. This dish is at its best when eaten shortly after it comes to your table.

Kokko Fried Chicken, Cauli-fries, Adelaide
Cauli-fries (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


While the restaurant only has room for about sixteen dine-in customers, the decor was cheery and bright, and had a casual and comfortable feel. If you are looking for a place offering yummy and unique Korean Fried Chicken, consider giving Kokko Fried Chicken a try.

Kokko Fried Chicken, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


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When: Tues – Sat: 11.30am – 9pm
Phone: 0402655797
Where: 1-1 Margaret Street, Norwood, SA
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I should not have read this article just before lunch Jonathan. I have never tried Korean fried chicken but it will go on my food bucket list. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|758) 48 days ago
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