Venue: Sukachi on Albert Street, Brisbane CBD
Date Visited: 17 – August – 2012
I was in the mood for something naughty on Friday night but not willing to visit McDonald’s or KFC. After a long discussion with my companions about where we would be eating that night, we remembered this little Korean chicken place on Albert Street. It used to be called Hosaku and now has been renamed Sukachi (though their menu still says Hosaku Chicken).
Sukachi specialises in chicken, mainly roasted or deep fried. For $15, you can have a half chicken cooked to your choice (well, your choice from their menu!). I can’t remember all the options but we had three from the menu: sweet & spicy, teriyaki and roasted wings. It was $2 extra (each dish) to have the bones removed so we opted to keep them. They’re not that problematic to me anyways!
The Sweet & Spicy chicken is what the name says, however being the second time I’ve ordered this, I found it lacking that extra oomph the second time around! To me, it tasted like it was just another deep fried chicken drizzled with sweet chilli sauce. It had a slightly bitter taste to it which confused me a bit. On a positive note, the chicken was juicy & the batter was nice and crispy!
The Teriyaki chicken (also deep fried) was a big disappointment. Besides the chicken also being tender and juicy, the flavour just wasn’t there. I wasn’t even sure which one was which between the teriyaki and roasted wings as they were both just coated in crispy batter. There was probably 1 teaspoon of teriyaki sauce that I could see on the plate.
The roasted chicken wings were nice. Tender and crunchy. You can also get two sauces (free) to accompany the chicken. I got honey mustard (didn’t really go though) and sweet chilli sauce (much better).
For a half size chicken, you probably get about 7 pieces of chicken on a plate. A rice bowl is $2 and you are served with side dishes typical of Korean restaurants; pickled onion & creamy pasta for example. You’re given bowls, forks & mini tongs, which really DOES help when getting down to the bone
Overall, it was a good meal. Not great, but I would go again