Image courtesy of Gunbae Fried Chicken & Beer
Nestled in the ever-growing restaurant district of Union Street, Gunbae Fried Chicken and Beer is doing its very best to emulate the popular Korean pastime of chicken (chi) and beer (maekju) in a relaxed and intimate setting.
Serving drinks including speciality house cocktails, Bingsu and of course, authentic Korean beer with four original flavours of fried chicken (with some vegetarian and vegan options), Gumbae is becoming the next best thing after a visit to an authentic chicken joint in Seoul.
“We offer authentic Korean fried chicken,” says owner Yunji Kim. “On the menu we have four different flavours: Gunbae original, Soy-Garlic, Yang Neyom and sticky soy. We offer these as whole birds or half birds (ranging from $30-$34 and generally shared between two people) and you can elect whether to have it on the bone or boneless. Every bird is accompanied by our house slaw and pickled radish.”
The preparation of this chicken harkens back to Kim’s time eating and drinking with friends in Korea – ultimate simplicity.
“We deliberately kept the menu simple with a clear focus on our chicken,” Kim says. “We don’t serve traditional Korean food as such, but our food represents traditional Korean pastime of spending time and relaxing with friends. It’s a great atmosphere at Gunbae where you’ll often find the music turned up and groups of friends coming together to hang out.”
In addition to fried chicken, Kim has ensured that there are a select range of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu including Kimchi Jeon, Mandoo, Yuza Salad and Joomuk-Bap. Also, along with the popular dinner menu, there is a lunch menu which offers four different options to order which are each inclusive of a drink and priced at only fifteen dollars.
Have a hunger for tasty, tender chicken? Kim ensures that the dining experience at Gunbae is as delicious as customers should expect.
“A lot of time, effort, care and commitment has gone into ensuring that we deliver the highest quality of Korean fried chicken that we possibly can. We’re very proud of it so far!”
Lunch hours: 11:30-2:30pm (Monday to Friday)
Dinner hours: 5pm-9:30pm (Monday to Thursday), 5pm-11pm (Friday), 5:30pm-11pm (Saturday)
Gunbae Fried Chicken & Beer is located 11-29 Union Street, Adelaide and is open six days a week.
For more info head to http://www.gunbae.com.au/.