My Fried Chicken Ala Bonchon Style And The Secret Rice Wine

Posted on Feb 27 2016 - 6:13am by tweenselmom

Are you fond of eating in Bonchon? We are! And so I found this recipe which as far as the accuracy of my taste proves to me, makes my fried chicken taste like Soy Garlic chicken from the famous restaurant. Of course, Bonchon’s Soy Garlic will remain one of our favorite chicken joints but when at home, I love to serve my own version. To be honest, I found this recipe from Yummy, but I tweaked it a little bit so that the ingredients that I have at home will fit.

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My Fried Chicken Ala Bonchon Style And The Secret Rice Wine


  • 1/2 kilo chicken drum sticks
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • oil for deep-frying
  • For the sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • *3 tablespoons Chinese wine
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock / water can be used
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup green onions


  1. Bring raw chicken to a boil with 1-1/2 cup water until it dries up, oil comes out and you are sure that the chicken are cooked inside.
  2. Mix together cooked chicken, beaten egg, soy sauce, and cornstarch.
  3. Deep-fry in preheated oil until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Make the sauce: In a saucepan, heat oil and sauté garlic until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil and cook until it thickens.
  5. Right before serving, toss fried chicken in sauce. Sprinkle green onions on top. Serve immediately.
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*The secret Chinese rice wine I used was MiJiu which I bought from SM Grocery for at least P80 per bottle. It smells lightly of gin tonic and when you make your sauce and taste it uncooked, you’ll taste the wine a little bit. But it will make the difference in the taste as little as you use it from the recipe.

I am not that an expert cook and it makes me happy when I get to use and explore new spices and ingredients when I cook at home. Try cooking this recipe and your family will surely love it!

Happy cooking!



13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Claire Algarme February 27, 2016 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Wow, it looks yummy indeed! Good thing you posted the recipe here. We’ll try this at home. 🙂

  2. MyDomesticDish February 27, 2016 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Ohhhh my God, does this ever look delicious! I love your entire ingredient list and this flavour profile is definitely something I would enjoy!! Thank you for sharing your “secret” recipe!

  3. Fred Erick February 28, 2016 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Yummy! I love Bon Chon. Bookmarked this. Maybe I will make one later. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Shubhada Bhide February 28, 2016 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Delicious dishes !! Whoever likes chicken and wants to cook must follow ur recipe..

  5. Bhushavali February 28, 2016 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Looks interesting. I’m a vegetarian though… But using a hint of alcohol in recipes does make wonders. Once I tried a Channa gravy with beer and everyone loved it!!

  6. Debarpan Mukherjee February 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    This looks pretty delicious one.Would love to try this out.Thanks for sharing.

  7. Mai C. February 29, 2016 at 3:19 am - Reply

    I’ve always wanted a copy cat recipe of the Bon Chon’s fried chicken! You have no idea how much I appreciate this post, thanks for sharing your recipe and some tips too!

  8. kaka16 February 29, 2016 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Honestly, I’m not into Bon Chon’s chicken. I dunno, but my taste buds refused it. However, my family loves it so I will try your recipe. Thanks for the white wine info too. – KarenT

  9. dmhyf February 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this recipe we will be trying out at home one of these days. We like Korean fried chicken, especially the honey type. We prefer Kyochon to Bonchon though. – Fred

  10. Franc Ramon February 29, 2016 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    I love bonchon chicken and I’m sure I’m gonna love your recipe too. The chinese rise wine can really give it a unique taste.

  11. Pal Raine March 1, 2016 at 3:58 am - Reply

    Honestly, I am curious with the rice wine recipe…hehehehe…anyway, I love Bonchon that spice.

  12. Bhuboy Villanueva March 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Will yet to taste the original recipe and let my wife try the recipe able, but from the looks of the chicken in the photo , it looks like its really yummy

  13. yvonnembertoldo . March 4, 2016 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Wowwwww would love to have Bonchon style chicken at home. ^^ I actually saw a breading w/ sauce flavored Soy Garlic and I can’t wait to try it out as well. 🙂

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