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Published March 19th 2019
KFC, but not as you know it
Little Ban Ban is the latest expansion of Ban Ban on Franklin Street. Their new store sits in Rundle Mall Plaza's recently developed food court, The Terrace. Unlike their flagship restaurant which opens during evening hours, Little Ban Ban caters towards the lunch crowd during the day.
The main offering from Little Ban Ban's streamlined menu is Korean Fried Chicken. Choose from crispy fried wings, drumsticks, boneless chicken, and vegan 'chicken'. Sides include kimchi, fries, coleslaw, and rice cake skewers. With six original wings starting at $6.90, Little Ban Ban's pricing is well within a lunch budget.
For those looking for a quick option, Little Ban Ban offers a rice box. The rice box contains five wings or two drumsticks, coleslaw, and rice. Priced at $11.50, it represents adequate value and should fill you up for lunch.
The batter of the fried chicken is not too heavy. It has a consistent crunch and is seasoned reasonably well.
As for the dining area, The Terrace is modern and classy. Sitting on the first level of Rundle Mall Plaza, the exposed glass allows plenty of natural light to shine into the food court, as well as providing a bird's eye view of Rundle Mall. The area is spacious, with a good number of tables. Additionally, there are also wireless charging tables for your electronic devices.
It is a comfortable place to dine and provides a revamped option to the majority of food courts in Rundle Mall that sit in the basement, such as the Myer Centre, David Jones, and Rundle Place food court.
Little Ban Ban sits adjacent to Soonta, Clio Café, and The Logical Indian at The Terrace.