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Where to Get Your Asian Style Chicken Fix

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Published February 2nd 2015
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Not all chickens are made equal.

This becomes glaringly apparent after eating at Nando's, Red Roosters, KFC or any of the typical, generic franchises one too many times.

Try these few options to spice up (figuratively and literally) your chicken-eating experience:

1) Gami Chicken & Beer

Gami Chicken & Beer, Korea, Asian, fried chicken
Original chicken and corn cheese


The combination of fried chicken and beer is incredibly popular in Korea, for a very good reason.

There are 3 Gami restaurants in the CBD alone, and one in St. Kilda.

I tend to order the boneless chicken, because it's just easier and less messy to eat. You can order an array of dipping sauces as well. I find that the mustard and sweet chili sauces complement the chicken best (it tastes even better if you combine both sauces together).

If the chicken isn't enough to satisfy your cravings, have a go at the other side dishes such as the corn cheese. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how good it tastes. They also have a delivery service, so you can call them up whenever you have late-night hunger pangs.

2) ABC Chicken

361 Queen Street, Melbourne



If you haven't had your fill of chicken and beer, this joint is an excellent place to continue your obsession.

I have had many long, heated arguments with my friends as to whether ABC or Gami serves better chicken. I would say that ABC's chicken is a little dry, but that might be because I didn't order their famous spicy sauce chicken (a few of my friends can't handle spicy food).

Korean pancake
Korean pancake


They do, however, serve good Korean pancakes, so that's a plus.

3) Crazy Wings

177 Russell Street, Melbourne

crazy wings
So spicy, you could go crazy


There's no lack of table-banging, tears, and colourful swearing whenever some unsuspecting customer orders a fresh batch of crazy wings. Those wings are the food of the devil. But fear not, there are many other flavour options for the less daring.

My favourites are the honey wings, and the pepper wings. The best part about these wings? They don't actually make you want to rip your tongue out after eating them.

The restaurant also serves innards - chicken gizzards, hearts, and tendons among others. As a bonus, you get 2 chicken skewers for the price of 1, with a different flavoured wing on offer depending on the day.

Don't expect too much from the service, but if you're up for a challenge, then this is the perfect place for you.

4) Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

hot star
Hot Star on Swanston


Hot Star is usually located next to a Gong Cha outlet. You can get some cheap combo meals from these two joints (what better way to quench your thirst after a nice, unhealthy snack than with some bubble tea?)

The chicken is crunchy and flavoursome enough, although it can be a tad too salty at times. The portion size is quite large, which is good if you're looking for a filling snack.

Overall, I would say that this is a convenient place to grab a quick snack while you walk around the city, or while you're waiting for the tram.
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Why? Satisfy your craving for chicken
Where: Melbourne CBD
Cost: Less than $10, depending on how much you order
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The Korean Pancake looks great
by Steve Hudson (score: 3|1245) 1328 days ago
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