Bomb Chicken ‘flies’ into Monterey Park
by Lauren Kim
Photo by Lauren Kim
Inspired by the Korean-style preparation methods, Bomb Chicken presents a variety of signature wings.
Upon entering the shop, customers are greeted with a strong, savory aroma. The restaurant is small and has few tables for seating but presents a cozy environment. As it recently opened, the restaurant lacks employees, so people need to be patient when getting their order taken.
Their trademark wings include Bomb Signature Fried Chicken (Korean style), Yang-nyum Chicken (sweet n’ spicy sauce), Snow Drop Chicken (sweet cheese powder), Secret Sauce Chicken (house special soy sauce), Crispy Whole Wings and Crispy Drumsticks. For Crispy Whole Wings and Crispy Drumsticks, one will have to pay $1 extra for either yang-nyum or soy garlic sauce.
The Prices are differentiated with half or whole servings, which are $10.99 or $11.50 for half and $15.99 or $16.99 for whole. Crispy Drumsticks and Crispy Whole Wings, however, are priced by five or ten pieces, which are $6.99 and $9.99 for five pieces and $12.99 and $18.99 for ten pieces, respectively. The menu also consists of side dishes, soft drinks, and a dessert.
For the Yang-nyum chicken (sweet n’ spicy sauce), the meat is juicy and tender, marinated with a sauce that is more sweet than spicy. The chicken is not too greasy and has a satisfying balance of the meat and the sauce. The wings are flavorful and have a unique taste that is distinct from American-style chicken. All signature chicken dishes are served with a cabbage salad, which tastes refreshing after eating fried food, or white rice. To complement the Bomb signatures, side dishes such as French fries are highly recommended. These fries are freshly made, not too salty and served in an abundant amount. Since their chickens are not precooked, customers have to be patient and wait at least 20 minutes for orders to be filled.
On weekdays from 11:30-3 p.m., the restaurant promotes Bomb Special dishes: a Lunch Plate which consists of three drumsticks, rice, and a salad ($1 extra for yang-nyum sauce) for $7.99 and a Korean Spicy Pork Bowl with salad for $8.99.
Located at 2300 S. Garfield Ave. in Monterey Park, Bomb Chicken promises an “original Korean taste.” It opens daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. but closes on Tuesdays. For more information, call (323)-530-0355.