FIRST LOOK: BanBan Korean Fried Chicken & Beer Bar Opens

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Adelaide is spoiling us for choice recently with all these new restaurants and bars opening their doors for us to escape the Winter chill—and we’re ready to run into their warm, delicious embrace.

Tomorrow, BanBan (the Korean fried chicken and beer bar we’ve been waiting for!) welcomes a lucky bunch of foodies to dig into their traditional Korean dishes and fried chicken for their soft open this week. Just note that they’re only taking bookings, no walk-ins as of yet!

Just a short walk from Gouger Street, BanBan looks to add something different to the bar and eatery scene—especially if you’re looking to enjoy the match made in heaven that is Korean fried chicken and beer.

The space is the epitome of Korean fast food restaurants, decked out in long, communal tables with muted green stools where you can share generous plates of fried chicken with friends surrounded by decorative neon lights!

Korean Fried chicken is typically served three ways; plain, spicy coated, or soy sauce coated. Scrumptious and undeniably better with the pairing of Korean beer, BanBan’s fried chicken dishes come in five different mouth-watering flavours, from hot and crunchy for those fans of something a little spicier to soy garlic or secret sauce (ooh!). They even offer boneless fried chicken if eating around the bone is a little too much work and you just want a mouthful of delicious chicken!

And that’s not all! BanBan is also chock full of Korean classics, like flamed edamame, Korean rice cake skewers, kimchi pancakes, and spam fries (which we’re told are delicious with sriracha mayo). You can’t knock it until you try it!

Wash it all down with a drink from their detailed list of bevvies, including Asian liquors and classic cocktail spin-offs using Korean liquor such as soju and maekgoli. (They’ve got some good old beers and local ciders if that’s a little more your thing, though!)

So call on up, book a seat, fill in the menu (if you’re a fan of Asian food, you’ll be familiar with this process of ordering—write the quantity you want beside the dish you want and hand that over to the waitstaff), and indulge in a taste of authentic Korea without ever having to leave the city that we love!

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