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Red Pepper, Strathfield, Sydney

I have yet to find a place where I can get KFC that is Korean Fried Chicken in Hong Kong. Hence my visit to Sydney is crucial when consuming KFC! I have heard wonderful things about Red Pepper, which can be located in Strathfield in a sports club! Who would have thought that you could get KFC in a sports club?

We rocked up on a Sunday evening and the place was busy! Only one table left inside which we took. We were here for one thing only, that is to consume KFC! Started with some banchan – complimentary side dishes which consist of kimchee, sautéed vegetables, pickles and mung bean sprouts. We couldn’t resist but ask for more kimchee!

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There are about 10 different KFCs to choose from! We started with pork bulgogi which came out in a hot stone plate. It was tender and spicy.

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I wanted to try one of each of the KFC but I knew my eyes were bigger than my stomach! Thankfully diners can order half or full, so we decided to order 3 different types of KFC all halves!

Started with hot and spicy ganjung – oh my – this was seriously spicy and the burn lingers! It was quite sweet for my liking but the chicken was tender and as much as it was hurting, it was delicious.

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We also tried the soy sauce fried chicken was very similar to the hot and spicy minus the kick. It was still quite tasty I thought and I must admit, I prefer this over the hot and spicy.

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However, what I have been waiting for has been the spring onion fried chicken. Oh my goodness, how I love fried chicken! It wasn’t as crunchy as NaruOne but it was still good! Crunchy and finger licking good! We definitely should have ordered a whole instead of half!

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Service was minimal but food was tasty. Definitely will be back to try their other fried chicken. Strathfield has changed a lot since my school days. There are so many different restaurants to try! Definitely a suburb I must explore more when I am back.

Oh how I am craving KFC right now – my Hong Kong readers – where can I get KFC in Hong Kong?

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Red Pepper

Strathfield Recreation Club

4a Lyons St

Strathfield 2135

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Stra Heajangkuk, Strathfield

I have not been to Strathfield since I left high school. It used to be a local hang out for my friends and I – we would loiter after school and hang out at one of the cafes on the weekend, from memory the café’s name is Cador Café – oh the  memories! Strathfield has definitely changed since high school days. There are a lot more cafés, more Korean restaurant and a few yogurt places that weren’t there previously.

I was catching up with the lovely suzchef and considering it was quite a cold evening, I wanted something warm and hearty and she suggested Stra Heajangkuk. There are two restaurants; the one we went too was further up the road, I am not 100% sure what the difference were but S has been going to this restaurant for a while now and highly recommend it.

The restaurant is relatively small, it’s not flash but serves some pretty awesome food! We started with some banchan – kimchi, chili, grated daikon, and tofu salad. My favourite was definitely the kimchi – can never get enough of it!

Both S and I couldn’t go past the pork bone soup with rice ($12) which was served in a hot plate, the soup was still boiling when it arrived at our table. The soup was a little spicy but the pork was tender and it was perfect for a cold evening.

We also shared the garlic chives and seafood pancake ($13). It was extremely green, as I have never had a garlic chives version but this was absolutely delicious. Slightly crispy on the outside and deliciously moist on the inside. It definitely went well with our pork bone soup.

Service minimal but efficient, it’s quite a cute and ghetto place. Definitely keen to try their other dishes next time with the family. Always on the lookout for good Korean restaurants!

Where is your favourite Korean restaurant?

GA’s ratings: 7. 5 / 10

Stra Heajangkuk

Shop 28, 45 The Boulevarde

Strathfield 2135

Stra Hjk Traditional Korean Restaurant on Urbanspoon