Monday, 23 April 2018

Chir Chir, Burwood

I head to Chir Chir which is a Korean restaurant located in Burwood. Matt is a big fan of Korean Fried Chicken and I am eager to check out a new venue that I haven't been to before.

As I walk in, I notice the bright lights and colourful seats. I head here for a late lunch and see a number of tables of people laughing and enjoying hot pot, korean fried chicken and a number of other dishes. There's one lady that's rushing around trying to serve a number of tables. It's about 3:30pm and they probably won't expecting too many people at this time.

I look at the menu and there's lots to choose from. There's so many chicken dishes to choose from. We are served some radish and corn as side dishes to start off with as I start ordering some food. I'm absolutely famished after a day of house hunting with Matt.

I have to order their most popular dish on the menu. It's called Venus Cheesy Chicken ($34.80 for full portion or $20 for half). I order the half portion as I want to order a few other dishes. This dish is basically made of fried chicken strips with a variety of cheeses. The staff come out to carry a little hot pot burner to melt the the cheese at the bottom. Then there's more cheese poured on top.  I also notice there's potato wedges and random bits of broccoli also in the cheese.  I've never had fried chicken with cheesy liquid before. It feels unfamiliar to me.

I pierce a piece of chicken with my fork for a closer look. It looks pretty good, doesn't it? It was tasty but I think I prefer the traditional Korean Fried Chicken.

Out of curiousity, I also order an Hawaii Pizza ($16.80). I've never had pizza at a Korean restaurant before. It's served up on a wafer thin tortilla base and has pepperoni, cheese and super sweet chunks of pineapple. I really like the pizza especially the sweetness from the pineapple.  Matt is a bit disappointed as it doesn't resemble a traditional pizza. I tell Matt that Asian Pizza is different. I like that the base is thin and the toppings dominate.

 The highlight of the meal for Matt is the Spicy Chicken ($34 for full portion or $18 for half portion). The spicy chicken is mildly spicy which is crunch on the outside and has that spicy drizzled sauce and has nice chicken flesh. Nom Nom Nom. I regret only ordering the half portion, I think Matt and I could have easily eaten the full portion. The crunchy coating is what makes the chicken a winner winner chicken dinner.

To finish off the meal, I order the Chir Caprese Salad ($14.80) which has seasonal fruit, salad and cheese with a sweet dressing. The fruit and in particular the honeydew melon and kiwi fruit and strawberry really make for a sweet twist to what you'd normally expect in a savoury salad.

Summary: Chir Chir in Burwood has an extensive menu. So whether you are looking for hot pot, fried chicken or bibimbap - it's all there for you to choose from. I'd suggest trying the fried chicken and why not try the caprese salad.

Price: $50 ish per person

Location: 27 Belmore St, Burwood

Opening Hours: 

Sunday, Monday to Thursday 11:30am to 10:30pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30am to 12am

Weekend Food Escapes dined as guests of the venue or their representatives. All photos, opinions and words are my own.
Chir Chir Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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