Monday, March 2, 2015

FOOD HACK: Not Really Bon Chon

When my daughter asked if we could eat at Bon Chon for dinner, I said no. As much as I loved it back in 2009 when I first tried it, I really try not to eat anything too junky or fast food, with her especially. I prefer to try and copy it at home so at least I can control the ingredients that go in it. So she asked me if I could make something like it instead and I happily obliged.

This recipe is not exactly like bonchon, but it's has a very Asian tasting soy glaze that is very similar. My food critic of a daughter gave it an 8.5 out of 10 so I guess she found it pretty good. This is great as a starter, a snack while watching the game on tv or even as your main course at dinner if you are ok with finger food as your main.


1 kilo chicken wings, cut into 2 parts- the drumette and the wing
flour, to dust chicken wings
1 medium red onion, chopped
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup fish sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
juice of 1/4 lime
pepper, to taste
cilantro, to garnsh

How to:

  • Dredge the chicken wings in flour and some salt and pepper and fry until cooked. Set aside.
  • Add onions to a pan and cook until soft, then add fish sauce, soy sauce, lime and brown sugar and simmer until caramelized. Add pepper. 
  • Add the chicken wings into the glaze and mix in some cilantro. Make sure you coat all the wings!
  • Sprinkle with more cilantro on top before serving.

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