by Michael Jones
For months I have wanted to try The Beastro, and today I finally got the chance. I went for lunch and it absolutely blew me away. I have to be honest, I was worried about trying The Beastro. Would it be just another pricey attempt at American fusion cuisine, or would it be worth it? Fortunately, it not only met my expectations, it blew them out of the water. The food was that good. I grew up in the southern United States, so it is safe to say that I've eaten a lot of fried chicken in my life. I can say with no reservations, that the fried chicken at The Beastro is some of the best I've ever had. The fried batter was crispy, light, and flaky, yet the boneless chicken beneath was tender and juicy. The chicken came with a house-made buffalo sauce which was outstanding. The chicken was served over a large portion of kale slaw. The slaw was a pleasant surprise; I'm a bit of a carnivore and oftentimes vegetables bore me, but the kale slaw was a great addition. I almost ordered another side of it. It really helped balance the slight spice from the chicken. I also ordered a side of smoked bacon which came with two strips. The server told us the bacon was smoked in house, so I had to have it. It's some of the best bacon I've had since moving to Seoul. I could really taste the smokey flavor in the meat and it was the perfect tenderness. Overall, The Beastro was an incredible experience and I look forward to going back. It was so good in fact, that I decided to make reservations for Friday night. The lunch menu and dinner menu are different and now I want to try everything. The owner is mixing some traditional American cuisine with French culinary techniques and the result is phenomenal. If you seek delicious high-quality food, look no further than the Beastro in Hongdae.
Fried Chicken and Kale Slaw (14,000)
Smoked Bacon (4,000)
Verdict: Worth Every Penny
Go to Sangsu station and take exit #1
Make a U-turn and follow the sidewalk
Walk until you have to cross the road
Keep straight and pass Monster Pizza on your left
Walk a little further and a park will be on your left
Behind the park is a road lined with street food
The Beastro is located in an alleyway across from the vendors
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