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The Sparrow's Mill

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami and Pokémon
Published November 7th 2018
Also referred to as ICG (Incredible Chicken Gangjung), The Sparrow's Mill in Sydney's CBD specialises in Korean cuisine with Korean Fried Chicken being the main focus. A notable aspect of their Korean Fried Chicken is that it includes flavours beyond the three (plain, sweet and spicy and soy) that are typically served at Korean restaurants in Adelaide. Complimentary Korean side dishes are provided with each meal and diners can request for top-ups of their favourite side dishes.

One of the unique offerings at the restaurant, the flesh of the chicken in their Snow Cheese Chicken was succulent which was set off wonderfully by the crisp coating. The dusting of finely grated cheese, onion and parsley imparted a delectable savoury flavour.

The Sparrow's Mill, Snow Cheese Chicken, Sydney
Snow Cheese Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

The Gangjung range of Korean Fried Chicken, taking its name from a Korean puffed rice cookie, included rice sticks with the chicken. Out of the two flavours we ordered, the Hot & Spicy Gangjung and Incredible Gangjung, the one we liked better was the Hot & Spicy Gangjung, which packed a potent spicy punch. The Incredible Gangjung was still enjoyable though the inclusion of cinnamon that gave it a different taste from the typical Soy Chicken.

The Sparrow's Mill, Hot & Spicy Gangjung, Sydney
Hot & Spicy Gangjung (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

The Sparrow's Mill, Incredible Gangjung, Sydney
Incredible Gangjung (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

One of the other Korean dishes available at the restaurant, the Sizzling Stone Pot Bibimbap had Beef Bulgogi that was cooked just right with a delightful sweet-savoury flavour. The wide variety of vegetables added an element of freshness. To best enjoy the dish, it is advisable to let it "sit" for a while after mixing the chilli sauce to allow a crust to form.

The Sparrow's Mill, Sizzling Stone Pot Bibimbap, Sydney
Sizzling Stone Pot Bibimbap (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

We found their Seafood Pancake to be of excellent quality, with the crisp exterior contrasting well with the fluffy interior. There was also an ample amount of seafood to give it a delectable meaty texture. While delicious enough on its own, you can dip it into the soy sauce provided to add some saltiness.

The Sparrow's Mill, Seafood Pancake, Sydney
Seafood Pancake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Sparrow's Mill does not accept bookings so arriving early is advisable if you plan to dine there during the peak lunch and dinner hours. We were there just after the peak lunch hour and were able to get a table even though the restaurant was still pretty crowded.

The Sparrow's Mill, Korean Side Dishes, Sydney
Korean Side Dishes (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

The Sparrow's Mill, Sydney
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: Mon-Sat: 11.30am-11pm, Sundays and Public Holidays: 12pm-10pm
Phone: 02 9264 7109
Where: Shop 3, 116-120 Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW
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