Auckland’s Korean fried chicken scene just got a whole lot bigger with the opening of the fourth My Fried Chicken location in Newmarket. And while this wildly popular restaurant has long drawn crowds for its tasty fried chicken and Korean bites, the new location is taking things to the next level with an expanded menu that explores other aspects of Korean and fusion cuisine, too.
Since its humble beginnings in Ponsonby Central in 2019, My Fried Chicken has quickly become a go-to for those who love (and seek out) Korean fried chicken in Auckland. With additional locations in Mission Bay and Takapuna, it’s safe to say that its crispy, flavour-packed chicken has won over the hearts (and stomachs) of discerning diners across the City.
But the Newmarket location is a game-changer, offering a modern take on traditional Korean cuisine that steps the classic offering up a notch. Here, beloved signature dishes (such as fried chicken in various marinades, the chicken burger and fried cheese balls) will be available on the lunch menu alongside a whole new offering of utterly delicious Korean street food, including the new fried chicken and egg waffles. For those who haven’t experienced the joys of egg waffles, they’re a popular street food in Hong Kong that’s typically eaten as a sweet snack. My Fried Chicken’s take is savoury, and sees crispy chicken paired with fluffy, buttery waffles and a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce.
Elsewhere, the evening menu offers a range of impressive dishes that pack a flavourful punch. Think japchae noodles in a sweet soy sauce with fried vegetables, or a unique take on Korean BBQ with lettuce wraps filled with gochujang pork, steamed rice, baby cos, onion, spring onion kimchi, garlic, sesame seeds, and soy bean paste.
In addition to the food, My Fried Chicken has worked with experts to curate an extensive natural wine list, making it the perfect spot for afternoon drinks with colleagues or friends. There is also a range of cocktails that are equally impressive. With a retro vibe and playful names, here you’ll find everything from the Bob Marley (made with vodka, Midori, apple sour, and lime) to a Raspberry Sour and a Manila Sunshine (with coconut, rum, and pineapple).
All in all, this new location is a must-visit for foodies in Auckland. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of its original fried chicken or you’re looking to try something different, My Fried Chicken’s new outpost in Newmarket is sure to impress. From its menu that celebrates the best of Korean cuisine (with a modern twist, of course) to its sleek space designed by Millé Interiors, this tasty spot is proving once again, that it’s more than a one-hit-wonder.
Monday to Sunday, 11am until late
My Fried Chicken
1 York Street