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Jeans Chilli Chicken, Eastwood

It’s not very often that I venture out to Eastwood to have dinner, unless I am with my parents. A friend of the family suggested that we try Jeans Chilli Chicken which is located in Eastwood Hotel, in Eastwood. I would have never found this place if our friend hadn’t recommended it. It has been years since my last visit to Eastwood Hotel. The last time would probably be a good ten years ago (I am really showing my age now!) and since then, they have renovated it.

It’s a Korean restaurant with a Western touch to it, as they serve calamari and chips western style, as well as steak and chips – not very Korean is it?

We started with complementary white radish salad – I am not a huge fan of radish, especially when its soaked in vinegar and sugar, and unfortunately this was just that.

The salad I thought was a bit weird, macaroni with apple, cucumber, pear, carrot and corn all mixed together with mayonnaise. I was beginning to think what we got ourself into and what kind of food we are about to consume!

We started with Ginseng Fried Chicken ($32) and my goodness, it was finger.licking.good! It was absolutely delicious, crispy skin, and tender, succulent meat. It was served with extremely hot chili sauce, ginseng and sesame. The ginseng was subtle, and the sesame really gave it that extra flavouring. F devoured this – I lost count on how many fried chicken wings he had!

We were given plastic gloves to eat with our fried chicken! I can’t remember the last time I even used one of these – it was quite a novelty!

Next the Chili Bbq Pork ($32) serve on a hotplate with mash was absolutely and incredibly spicy! It was so spicy that I had tears in my eyes, and F started to sweat. It was good but a little overkill and it wasn’t the spiciest on the menu. The pork was absolutely wonderful, tender and succulent with a slither of fat, it was just stupendous! My mouth was burning, but wow – it was that good!

I couldn’t go pass the Chili Grilled Eel ($30), again served on a hot plate and sprinkled with sesame and spring onion. I love eel – but I have never had chili eel before and was looking forward to it. My goodness, it was as spicy as the pork. The eel was wonderful, grilled to perfection, it wasn’t slimy or fishy, it was SO GOOD! But my goodness, the spiciness of this dish was killing me! I was dying by this stage, my mouth was no fire but I couldn’t help but eat more and more. I couldn’t stop – it was THAT good!

F couldn’t go pass the calamari with chips ($9) – the calamari was good but nothing special, the chili bbq pork and grilled eel were my favourites.

We were given complementary rice ball (usually $10) – glutinous and sticky rice served with seaweed. I think the purpose of our ‘glove’ is for these. Using your plastic glove, grab a handful of rice and make them into ‘balls’ – again quite a novelty and incredibly delicious. My Mum and F thoroughly enjoyed this – don’t know how they managed to finish it all!

I have to say, I was highly impressed, the flavours, the texture, the spiciness – it was excellent. I dare not try their spiciest dish – I think my mouth would not recover!

Jeans Chili BBQ can be found inside Eastwood Hotel, there is an outdoor area for those warm sunny days. We sat inside as it was quite a cool-ish evening. I love family dinners, I appreciate them more as I get older.

There is really not a shortage of restaurants in Eastwood – many Korean, Japanese and Chinese restaurant and plenty more. This was definitely a great find. I don’t even know what was here prior to Jeans Chilli opening but I am glad it is now there!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Jeans Chili Bbq

115 Rowe Street

Eastwood, 2122

Ph: +61 2 9874 1100

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  1. January 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Cool plastic gloves to eat the chicken with. Hehe. The last time I went to the Eastwood Hotel was about five years ago, and it was a bistro then. But since Eastwood is so Korean-ised now, it figures they would take over the hotel as well. 🙂 Thanks for the review!

    • January 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      hey thanks for dropping by 🙂 ya i wouldnt have found it if it wasnt recommended! cool place though 🙂

  2. January 8, 2011 at 3:53 am

    wow!!! i sooo wanna try!

  3. January 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    haha i love the pic of the fire coming out of the chicken’s mouth! i’ve heard about the plastic gloves here. hilarious!

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