A new place opened up on Upper Union Street in Schenectady and having never heard of “Bonchon Chicken,” I had to give it a try.
Have you ever heard of bonchon chicken? If you Google it, it brings up a franchise from Korea that’s making its way over to the states. A little more research and I realize it’s a Korean style of cooking chicken. From what I can find, it’s hand-battered, double-fried chicken and you can find it right on Union Street in Schenectady.
The menu at Union Bonchon is a little strange. First, if you decide to order your food online to be delivered as we did, it’s horribly confusing. They offer a ton of fried options like tenders, shrimp, and drums. They offer fried fish with your choice between fried tilapia or fried catfish. They have a ton of seafood combos that are full of snow crab, mussels, crawfish, and shrimp. Then, their famous Bonchon Wings and Bubble Tea to round it all out.
We ordered the Bonchon Wings, the fried catfish, and french fries. The Bonchon wings were pretty tasty. They were crispier then regular wings. I would probably compare it to regular fried chicken but wing-style with drums and flats. Overall, they didn’t blow my mind but they were delicious. The french fries were okay, but I prefer them a little crispier. The fried catfish, though the color in the picture isn’t beauteous, the flavor was pretty good.
Out of everything we ordered, the Bonchon wings had to be my favorite. Next time, though, I’ve heard great things about their seafood combos and I definitely want to try that!