Another Korean post. I’m completely guilty of indulging in more than my fair of korean fried chicken lately. I partially blame the boy – what he craves is what we eat. I was a little bit unprepared these couple of trips so excuse the lack of information provided. Tucked away within Strathfield Sports Club (next door to the Tennis Courts) is Red Pepper.
Spring Onion Fried Chicken
This fried chicken reminded me of The Kernal’s KFC chicken. Pieces of chicken thighs, breasts and wings were coated in a golden crispy batter. It didn’t give the same crunch as NaruOne but it was still good fried chicken.
A friend orders this for kicks. Apologies for not showing the whole thing but this was all that was left by the time I got my hands on it. There wasn’t anything too special about it, I thought it was more of an asian style cheese pizza.
I love the simplicity of this dish and everytime I see it on the menu I have to get it. The trick is not to eat it straight away. At Red Pepper they do serve it a little under, but if you let the heat of the bowl work its magic, the egg will become perfectly cooked.
Spicy Tofu & Seafood Soup
This little hot pot of soup definitely gets the taste buds flowing. It’s got enough spice to keep the Boy away, which just means more for me. There’s plenty of silken tofu with bare minimal seafood (not bothered at all as I love the tofu).
Back: Hot & Spicy chicken. Front: Soy Sauce Chicken
There’s a menu dedicated to just chicken so of course we do the right thing and sample a few.
The hot & spicy chicken sure was that – one bite and I could feel the steam coming out of my ears. I couldn’t help but enjoy the chilli thrill. The soy sauce chicken is more friendly to the non chilli eaters. It had a very similar base as the hot and spicy, just minus the chilli. Very tasty.
If i had one complaint, it would be the chicken itself. They varied in sizes and thickness which meant some pieces were tender and juicy, whilst some were stringy and a bit dry.
Bulgogi Sauce Fried Chicken
I loved the sweet and sticky bulgogi sauce that covered the chicken. The taste kept you wanting more, and the sauce would work so beautifully with rice. The rice cake sticks helped to scoop up the sauce too – winning.
I’ve no idea what this dish is called but it was a hot pot of super tender pork ribs, in what was almost like a kim chi broth with vegetables and tofu. This was ordered by mistake as a friend somehow mistook this for bulgogi (not even close buddy).
It seems Red Pepper is the place to go amongst our friends, especially because it’s so close to one of them. Going with a larger group means more dishes can be tried (though we have a tendancy to stick to the same ones haha) and works out to be relatively cheap. Without a doubt, we always walk out of here with our bellies full and happy.
4A Lyons St
Strathfield 2135 NSW
Tel: +61 9701 0911