Craving for Fried Chicken in Seoul?
If you are in Myeongdong, the place to eat Korea Fried Chicken will be ay BHC
Chicken. A quick search on Google will tell you that this is the most popular
place for fried chicken in Myeongdong. It has the highest number of reviews
(over 1000) compared to its competitors.
BHC stands for “Better & Happier Choice”. It is one of the more popular
Korea Fried Chicken chains, with over 1,000 stores. It engaged Jun Ji
Hyun as an exclusive celebrity endorsing their stores. Apparently, she had
played a Chicken Lovin’ character in “My Love from Another Star”, and the
image stuck a chord with the Koreans ever since.
Reaching there, the popularity is even more apparent. Nestled in a row of
Fried Chicken shops, this is THE only place that was full compared to the
non-existing crowd of other restaurants. This was taken in the early evening
before the dinner crowd arrived. When the queue got too long, the other
restaurants started to fill up. This is a tip for future business owners, open
a similar store next to the most popular store in town, and you may get
There is indoor and outdoor seating. We had to sit outdoors despite being
early for dinner. Since it was chilly, it was not an issue and a rather nice
spot to eat while people watch.
There are a few selections of chicken to choose from. There are popular
flavours such as Sweet and Sour Chicken, Sauce Chicken, Spicy Sunflower Fried
chicken and more. Prices started at around 20,000 won when we were there in
Dec 2022. That was approximately SGD 21. The serving for 1 is enough for 2 to
We ordered the Half and Half Chicken, Sunflower Fried Chicken and Sweet Garlic
Soy Sauce Chicken. The fried chicken was crunchy with juicy meat. While
the Sweet Garlic Soy sauce was heavily seasoned, it still retails the
freshness of the meat inside. For the portions of the meat, you can opt for
legs or wings, which will cost an extra 2000 won.
There are other side dishes, and we ordered Sprinkle Hot Dogs ( 6000 won) to
do with our meal.
We had several other variations of Fried Chicken, including boneless and
non-boneless varieties, and this one is one of the better ones we had on this
trip to Seoul. The portion together with the side dish was sufficient for 3.
If you want to have a meal there, we suggest going earlier than usual,
especially over the weekends. Otherwise, you might have a long wait for your