Brisbane saw an explosion of Korean chicken in the dining scene, and everyone wanted to name the absolutely best ones. Nene Chicken in the city was touted as one of the best, but Chi Mc‘s name was always whispered close behind. The SO visited Chi Mc several times through work and has been consistently impressed, so I had to try them for myself.
We dropped into Chi Mc over the Christmas break. Much of the city’s workers must have been away for the holiday season, so it was quiet and we had our pick of seats. The SO assured me that they are normally quite busy, and recommended arriving before lunch hour or well after it to secure a good seat. With our Brisbane summer heat, you’ll appreciate their abundance of indoor seating with air-conditioning.
Menus were provided as soon as we sat down. Orders were made and paid for at the counter.
We were only one of two occupied tables, so our meals arrived super quick. I would’ve expected nothing less.
Chi Mc has a massive menu. Besides Korean fried chicken (bone-in and boneless, of course), they also offer Korean pancakes (four options starting from AUD$14), salads (seven options), chips (seven options), burgers (seven options) and hot pot (seven options). They really have a thing for seven, don’t they?
And if you have a vegetarian friend or two, the vegetarian items are clearly marked with a carrot icon. And there are plenty of them.
On top of that, their $10 lunch specials are offered Monday to Friday. The SO and I picked boneless soy chicken mayo and Boneless Sweet Chilli Chicken Mayo lunch specials. The only difference between the two were the sauces. The chicken coating was crisp and hot, with a generous dressing of their respective sauces. The salad were a couple of salad leaves, which were not well dressed. Nonetheless, it was an inexpensive way to grab a quick hot meal.
So there’s really something for everyone.