Thursday, 1 June 2017

Boom Boom - Sunnybank

Having been to Boom Boom when it used to be situated at the top of the Myer Centre, I have long wanted to go to their Sunnybank store (but time after time I have been drawn away by other things), but having since gotten onto the KFC bandwagon, we decided it was time to head out and give it a try for a Saturday lunch.

Arriving at 1pm, we were given a table, and a massive menu.

Like almost all the Korean restaurants I've been to, the menu was vast and full of so many options, rice, noodles, soups and even chips. We ended up settling on some of the lunch specials.

Cutlery and water came after ordering. 

Our sides and rice came soon afterwards. Today we had kimchi, seasoned seaweed and seasoned dried tofu. Compared to the other types I've had before, I equally enjoyed all three, but would give special mention to the delicious seaweed with its yummy sesame fragrance.

Food started coming after a short while (we already went through one round of sides and had a refill). My first companion ordered the hamburger omelette rice, which was HUGE. Honestly, the photo doesn't do it much justice, as the patty itself is larger than any I've had in any burger, and the omelette rice was around triple that size. Combined with the side salad, it alone would have been enough to feed two people. Aside from its size though, it was somewhat disappointing. The patty wasn't very meaty, but was instead quite pasty and flour-y, and lacking in any meat texture. Honestly, if I ate this blindfolded, I would have difficulty guessing what it was. Other than this, there wasn't much in topping in the fried rice other than small amounts of egg. The gravy sauce was also somewhat bland, but at least the salad was quite refreshing. 

Another companion got the Seafood Udon Noodle Soup. Again it was massive, larger than any bowls of Udon I've ever seen, and even larger than those giant bowls of pho from Viet restaurants. There was nothing particularly impressive with the seafood, there were a couple pieces of calamari, a mussel and a prawn. The soup was light and nourishing, and my companion enjoyed the streaks of egg in it, as well as the shallots and seaweed on top. Despite the large bowl though, there wasn't as much noodles as one would have expected in it.

I shared in the portion of fried chicken, and had some rice on the side. Noting that it made no mention of being a whole chicken, the portion was very big, but more than half the pieces were bony wings. Compared to other KFC I've tried at Nene Chicken and Momo (notice how Koreans seem to like these kind of names lol), these were nowhere near as crunchy, but the meat was much better seasoned. As with the above though, portions were amazing, and we took half of it home for my packed lunch the day after. 

Price Range: $15 - $20pp

Taste: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 7/10

Boom Boom Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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