Korean fusion cuisine is big in Seoul. We are starting to see a rise of that style of food here in Sydney too. Places like Seoul Project and Chicken Institute. The new Bite Chew Drink (BCD) is a Korean fusion restaurant that attempts and succeeds to marry Western and Korean cuisine. BCD is tucked away inside Regent Place's lower ground.
The space has a contemporary tavern-like interior with neon signs, moody dark walls and wooden tables. The menu consist of fusion pasta dishes, ribs, fried chicken, meat platters and a whole page dedicated to salad (there's gotta be some sort of balance right?).
Their shoestring fries ($8) is so damn good! Perfectly cooked and flavoured with honey and garlic herb seasoning powder.
The angry pasta ($17) is basically a baked sweet and spicy spag bolognese. The sexy melted stretchy cheese had us swooned from the get go. It's definitely not your typical spag bol but the twists and combinations work pretty damn well. I'm a fan!
Then there's the white tteokbokki ($28) dish, which is another super fusion pasta dish. A carb mixture of spaghetti and rice cakes in generous slightly spicy creamy sauce with clams and meat. This is definitely not your typical boscaiola but it works and it's damn delicious!We also tried their BCD fried chicken ($18 for half). Whilst it closely resembles the good ol' Southern fried chicken, it's definitely Korean Fried Chicken to the core. Super crisped coating, juicy tasty meat and not oily!
The kimchi fried rice ($5) is a nice side dish to get with the fried chicken and it compliments it well.
Last but not least is their massive original BCD pork ribs ($32 half rack). The glaze was sweet, smoky and sticky. The meat was tender and tasty! We love stretchy cheese so opted for extra gooey cheese ($3) to go with the ribs.
Bite Chew Drink
Shop 9.08 Regent Place,
501 George Street,
Monday to Friday 11pm to 12am
Saturday 12pm to 12am
Sunday 12pm to 10pm