Sophia Fukunishi, The Urban List
There are few greater combinations in this world than fried chicken and beer. The Koreans have this down to a fine art and we have not-so-reluctantly tried our fair share of battered and double deep-fried bird to find you Sydney's best Korean fried chicken. You're welcome.
One of South Korea's most loved fried chicken chains has headed down under to give us allll the crispy goodness we have been missing out on for so long. The Australian franchise of the Korean institution will keep everything as authentic as possible, with all of those damn tasty sauces coming direct from Korea. Say goodbye to the old faithful 'dirty bird' NeNe is in town now, and we thank you.... full article
Mariam Digges, SBS Australia
Korean fried chicken has wedged its well-deserved place in Australian dining with the same ferocity as its Nashville counterpart. The proof is in the numbers; KFC joints have hatched all over the country - Sydney’s Arisun and Chicken Institute have become mainstays just like Melbourne’s Gami and Bornga.
In South Korea, NeNe Chicken is one of the country’s popular food chains, with over 1,000 outlets across the country.
Translating to “Yes, Yes” in Korean, NeNe's popularity is threefold: there's the marinade that the chook sits in for 16 hours, imparting its signature pepperiness and extracting maximum moisture out of the bird; the batter mix, which – like the marinade – is flown straight from South Korea; and finally, the punch-in-the-face sauces... full article
Nicholas Jordan, Broadsheet Sydney
In a country with hundreds of fried-chicken chains, NeNe is both one of the most popular and successful, with over a thousand outlets in South Korea alone.
To understand just how well-loved NeNe Chicken is among Koreans, you need only look at its two Australian openings. When it launched in Melbourne a couple years ago, the restaurant was so busy staff could barely cope. It was almost as ridiculous at Macquarie Centre when a second restaurant launched late last year.
NeNe means "Yes! Yes!" in Korean, and fans of the almost two-decade-old fried-chicken chain might shout those words too when they hear the recipes used in Australia for NeNe's crisp-battered, often saucy fried chicken are unchanged from those used in the its mother country. "We're lucky enough to have a large Korean population here and I'm sure many will be coming in wanting their NeNe Chicken to taste like it does in Korea. The key challenge for us is to keep it authentic,” says NeNe Chicken’s Australian general manager Richard Godwin... full article
Stacey Roberts, Northern District Times
A long-held resolution has led a couple to achieve their dream of opening their own shop.
The first NSW franchise of popular South Korean brand NeNe Chicken opened at Macquarie Centre on December 10, with queues of customers lining up to sample one of the 1000 tasting boxes that were given away.
It was a successful first day for a brand that had previously not existed in the state — and an impressive start for first-time business owners Fan and Howard.
So how did Fan and Howard, who work in data analytics and IT respectively, end up as restaurant owners?
It began with a long-held tradition for the Castle Hill couple, who annually take time to reflect on their achievements as well as their hopes and dreams for the future.
Howard’s dream for years had been to open his own shop, and finally in 2016 the couple decided to take the plunge.
In April their plans began to take shape, and by December they had achieved their goal of opening before Christmas... full article
Yes to super succulent crispy fried chicken. Yes to their first Sydney store, opening this December at Macquarie's very own Macquarie Centre!
And Yes, to their new fried chicken ambassador, YouTube star Jacko Brazier!
Translating to "Yes! Yes!" in Korean, NeNe Chicken is proud to announce that Aussie larrikin; Jacko Brazier has jumped on the NeNe Chicken train as their newest Ambassador!
Jacko will be joining the Sydney NeNe Chicken team this December 16th from 12-2pm for an in-store meet and greet whilst giving away free NeNe chicken to their new Sydney customers.
"I've always wanted the opportunity to wear a chicken suit and now I get to do that and spread the word about NeNe Chicken. i'm really excited to launch NeNe Chicken's newest store in Macquarie, NSW and I know that both my followers and the larger community will love it," Says Jacko... full article
Its new Macquarie Centre store will open on December 16.
Also, Aussie Youtuber Jacko Brazier has been introduced as NeNe's new Ambassador... full article
The chicken scene
Hollywood was invited by NeNe Chicken to review their latest newest Melbourne Fried Chicken options.
The new menu has crunchy tacos and special burgers to name a few. These were what we were here for, and thats what we got: The kimchi fried burger, an order of bulgogi tacos and some freakin hot wings for some good measure.
The tacos were indeed crunchy and boasted flesh flavours. However we are fans of soft shell tacos. Nevertheless they are a good lighter fried chicken option and worth a try.... full article
The new offerings will launch at all Australian locations on the 18th of September.
NeNe Chicken is set to release a new range of made to order tacos and sides featuring their fried chicken. The creamy coleslaw and chilli flake taco combines the Australian and traditional Korean flavour. The bulgogi taco features their bulgogi spiced sauce paired with salsa, cheese and lettuce. The hot sauce is served with salsa, cheese, and lettuce in a crisp hard shell taco.
To celebrate the arrival of the fusion tacos, NeNe Chicken are planning to give away 20 free tacos in all stores nationally.... full article
Paul, The City Lane
MELBOURNE | Everyone loves Korean fried chicken right? Well NeNe Chicken is a fried chicken chain that’s been specialising in all sorts of combinations and permutations of the good stuff since 1999 in South Korean, and more recently in Australia. NeNe means Yes! Yes! in Korean, and is meant to represent your reaction to eating the crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside fried chicken that NeNe serve up.
The menu features things like the signatures Korean fried chicken with a range of coatings and sauces like original, black sesame, bulgogi, lemon, and freaking hot. There’s also wraps, burgers, and more recently, wingettes and drumettes. These guys aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel, they’re just trying to serve up simple, tasty Korean friend chicken with sides like coleslaw, salad, fries, and our favourite, tornado potato (you know those swirly fries you see on a stick at festivals sometimes). For those with a sweet tooth, the green tea and black sesame soft serve always go down a treat.
NeNe currently operate 5 stores across Melbourne, with our favourite being the Elizabeth Street spot due to its long opening hours which come in handy when we’re after a late night fried chicken hit... full article
A Korean fried chicken sensation has been fast-tracked to Australia, and the brand is recruiting for 20 new stores in 2017.
NeNe Chicken is set to expand to 20 outlets in 2017.
NeNe Chicken was established in South Korea in 1999 and currently has over 1000 outlets throughout the region. The franchise is now on Aussie shores.
"Australians have a traditional love affair with fried chicken," said Richard Godwin, master franchisor.
He said the key differences with NeNe Chicken are the marinate, batter mix and sauces which come directly from Korea, so customers experience the same taste in Australia.
"The chicken is marinated for a minimum of 16 hours before being delivered fresh to the outlet.This marinate increases the juiciness of the chicken meat and gives a mild, peppery flavour," he explained.... full article