Always seeing a long queue during lunch or dinner albeit whether it is on weekday or weekend here which frankly discouraged me to dine in as not sure I could even got a seat. So, when we were at ION way too early for lunch time crowd, I thought it would be a good idea to try it.I recalled eating here when they first opened and there were no table seating but only counter seating with pull-out chairs. So, it had been years and they had expanded and added more options to the menu. Gosh, I must not been here for years for not noticing it expanded and added more menu if not for that long queue!
Décor wise, I would say, it fit the bill for fast food joint, simple yet modern and vibrant in midst of the crowd of ION Orchard basement/food area.The menu as you guessed it, has crispy chicken as its main star, with addition of calamari, shrimps and tofu. Presentation wise, it was certainly a niche using their tin basket and looked more appetizing than just normal fast food.
We ordered one of their Star Dish which was the 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken, the Drummets; together with Chicken Chop in Soy Garlic Combo Meals which comes with soft drinks and sides, we chose their Seaweed Skinny Fries and Kim Chi Fries.
Yes, it was quite crispy and flavourful albeit a bit greasy; for the fries, it were given wrongly so we didn't get a chance to taste the Kim Chi version as we didn't want to make a fuss to change it. I guessed, for Kim Chi, it would be spicy and reddish in colour.
For something different as fast food, BonChon certainly fit the bill but to make me queue during lunch or dinner hour, I think I’d pass.
Table seating area next to ordering counter
Pager for room collection
Modern lighting adding that modern vibe to this joint
Different waste bins; good initiative
The stars of our combo meals, top was the Signature dish and bottom was the Chicken Chop
The skinny fries were tasty and cut in nice proportion
4 Fingers Bonchon Crispy Chicken
ION Orchard #B4-06A
2 Orchard Turn
Opens daily from 11 am to 10 pm