I’ve been obsessed about Korean food lately and with all the chit chat about some fried chicken going on it was very hard not to want to visit this place. Admittedly, I’ve visited NaruOne three times in 2 months (what? :P) and something definitely has me hooked!
Fried Chicken with Spring Onion $32
Fresh. Hot. Not oily. Crispy and crunchy batter. Juicy chicken. Sounds like the perfect fried chicken to me, and it absolutely was! Can’t pick a single flaw at it. Even amongst all the talking, the chicken got cold and it was still crunchy. Just too good.
This is seriously the best fried chicken…. I’ve had to date.
Napa Wraps with Boiled Pork and Kim Chi $36
A small bowl of lettuce leaves was also served with the boiled pork so as to act as the “wraps”. The boiled pork was soft and tender, with the right about of fat. The skin was left on and thankfully it too was soft so was a pleasant to eat. The kim chi was served on the side, next to a mound of korean coleslaw (pictured top right). This was the perfect dish to be shared.
My second visit sees the Boy and I visiting after an un-filling dinner nearby.. I won’t mention names. D0 d0 d0000…
Half & Half – Boneless Fried Chicken – Normal & Sweet and Spicy Sauce $33
As we essentially had dinner, we were only here for a snack i.e. a plate of fried chicken. We opt for the half and half so we get the chance to try two sorts. The boy is a ridiculous fried chicken fan so the big question was, did he love it? He sure did! He was amazed. One bite and it made him speechless, and he never gets shut up by food (unless of course we’re starving at dinner and we do nothing but eat our food haha).
I really enjoyed the sweet and spicy chicken. It definitely had a chilli kick but was also rather sweet and sticky.
The third visit sees the Boy and I wanting a hearty dinner.
Boy starts off with a Golden LAger which I’m sure was just a mere $5.
Bulgogi with Rice $14
We are craving bulgogi and get a fix. A sizzling hot plate is filled with a generous mound of flavoursome bulgogi beef with cabbage, carrot, zucchini and onions and a serving of rice. It was exactly what we wanted.
Spicy Grilled Chicken with Cheese $38
Instead of a plate of fried chicken this time (boo, I know right) we opt for a chicken and cheese dish. A massive hot plate is layered with chunky, juicy and pretty darn spicy pieces of chicken cooked with vegetables, topped with lots of melted cheese (sadly cannot be seen) and finished off with a huge mound of salad. Oh it was a completely satisfying dish. It was a huge serving which was way too much for 2 people so best to be shared with a larger group.
On our last visit we made a revalation – Bon Gal Bi was the restaurant we had tried out back in Strathfield. Huh? Who what when here how?! We realised it was gone before we ever got to make the return. Could it be that NaruOne was once Bon Gal Bi, or sister restaurants? Hmm, who knows but it sure is very interesting indeed…..
Great, it’s 7.50am on a Monday morning and now I’m craving me a plate of korean fried chicken. I don’t know what the world has come to =P
375 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: +612 9261 2680