Epping isn’t particularly known for its food, but Beschico, located opposite the train line on the main road, is well known for its Korean fried chicken. A catch up with D’s old colleagues saw us making our way to Epping.
We arrive at 6 pm to an almost empty restaurant, but the tables fill up quickly half an hour later.
We’re here for their fried chicken, and a good 20 minutes after ordering, the chicken arrives! These are the Crispy Chicken Drumettes (18 pcs for $26).
These drumettes are definitely crispy on the outside and remain crispy even after cooling down. There’s a gentle spiciness to the coating that’s very enjoyable, although the chicken is somewhat dry on the inside. Compared to the juicy innards of KFC, these are very dry.
But we’re very impressed with the Chico Soy Chicken Drumettes (18 pcs for $27).
These have a sweet, sticky soy sauce on them, dusted with sesame seeds. Perhaps, because they didn’t need to be fried as long for crispiness, these retain juicy innards that, together with the sticky glaze, makes for some very moreish chicken. We’d return for these.
We enjoy the soy fried chicken here, but we’re more keen for the spring onion chicken at Red Pepper Bistro in Strathfield.
Beschico is located at 1/41 Beecroft Rd, Epping NSW 2121.