Korea’s Smash Hits: Fried Chicken & Banchan
Korean Fried Chicken, Kimchi Apple Slaw, Soy-Braised Tofu, Scallion Salad & Sesame Soy Potatoes.
The thing that makes Korean food such a joy to eat is the variety of textures and flavours you get through its banchan (small plates). Spicy, salty, crunchy, soft, tangy, sweet. It's anything but bland, but it can be a little far out for an Irish audience used to meat & potatoes.
This Bash Box preserves that diversity but aligns it (slightly!) to Irish tastes. The changes are subtle. For example, we've toned down the sweetness of the fried chicken and given you the option to up the spice. The crunch though (oh the crunch!) is fully intact, and will be for several hours after it's cooked. We've reduced the funkiness of the kimchi by pairing it with palate-cleansing apple and sweetened Greek yoghurt (based on a recipe from Momofuku). We've included soft, soy-braised tofu that will turn even the most ardent tofu-hater, but also soy-braised potatoes.
The resulting spread is the perfect way to introduce doubting diners to the all-night-tastebud-rave that is traditional Korean food.
Cooking time is 2 hours (90 minutes on the day of your Bash & 30 minutes the day before or morning of).
This Bash Box includes everything you need to cook this meal from scratch the weekend of delivery, including spices, meat & vegetables but excluding sugar & salt.
Kits are delivered weekly on Fridays. Last orders Thursday at midday.
- Gochujaru (red pepper flakes)
- Dried arbol chillies
- Potato starch
- Chicken wings (approx 18)
- Soy sauce
- White vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- Sesame seeds
- Spring onions
- Sesame oil
- Granny Smith apples
- Maple syrup
- Vegetable oil
All kits contain sesame. This kit does not contain any gluten products but is packed in an environment that also packs wheat flour. Please contact us before ordering if your allergy is severe.
We’re recipe testers, not recipe writers. All of the dishes in this Bash Box are adapted from published recipes created by people who know Korean food better than us. The KFC is a less sweet version of the one in Maangchi’s Big Book of Korean Cooking (NY TImes called Maangchi “YouTube’s Korean Julia Child”), the Kimchi Apple Slaw is an adaptation from the epic Momofuku cookbook, and the delicious sides are from a highly-recommended book with authentically Korean but easy-to-follow recipes called Korean Home Cooking by Sohui Kim.
- Blender/food processor/liquidizer
- Wok or large pot for frying chicken
- Slotted spoon
- Grill pan with rack (optional)
- Mixing bowl
- Frying pan
Bash Boxes are delivered weekly in Dublin only, on Fridays between 9am - 6pm. Delivery costs €5.