OMG – my hunt for the best Korean Fried Chicken in Melbourne has come to end… in an UNEXPECTED location. Seven Star Pocha located in the acclaimed Korean restaurant hub that is Healey Lane is famous for its spicy chicken feet (and all-round spice menu) and dark vibey mood of a classic Korean restaurant you go to for late night drinks with friends, so it was unexpected when the soy sauce fried boneless chicken here became a classic favourite for us.
The good fat: Omg let’s just start with the soy sauce and spring onion chicken then. This Korean chicken was everything you could want in a chicken. The light and fragrant batter that elevates the chicken to the upper echelon, the aroma of the spring onion and the lightest savouriness of the soy sauce… not to mention the juiciness of the chicken… you have to experience the chicken at Seven Star Pocha to know what I’m talking about. For the bolder, opt for their number 2 best seller – the fried chicken with hot and soy sauce!
Another classic spicy Korean favourite is the stir fried rice cake. A steaming bowl of sizzling soup on a hot pan with the fire rolling underneath. The stew was brimming full of veggies, tteokbokki (Korean rice cake), and my all-time favourite odeng (fish cake) and the like. A beautiful hearty soup for winter and thanks to the waiter for understanding our limited tolerance of spicy food for adjusting this for us! I felt like the rice cake stew at Seven Star Pocha is a cheaper, still satisfying alternative to Korean military stew.
Our dinner at Seven Star Pocha became clearly a soup and stew kind of day – the pork kimchi soup was an enoki and pork based broth with a lighter and more acidic taste compared to the rice cake.
The bad fat: Maybe due to our lack of spice tolerance we weren’t able to order other dishes but I felt like the stir fried rice cake and kimchi soup had a similar base taste – with sour and spicy flavour combos that were both more liquid-like. I would’ve imagined the rice cake to be less soupy and more stir fried as that’s how it appeared to us on the menu – although in itself, it definitely still constituted a delicious meal.
FAT-O-METER: 4/5 (but K Chicken definitely a 5/5)
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2wofatgirls would like to thank Seven Star Pocha, Melbourne CBD for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.