Bunsik, the acclaimed London-based Korean corn dog specialists, have ventured north to Manchester, opening their latest restaurant in the heart of the city. With three successful branches already established in London, Bunsik has become an iconic destination for corn dog enthusiasts, and now they are ready to charm the tastebuds of the North with their first outpost in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens.
The new 2,000 square foot restaurant offers the most extensive menu to date, featuring a wide range of their famous corn dogs, which have already become a sensation in the city, drawing long queues around the block during the opening week.
Korean corn dogs, with their sweet and savory blend of chewy and crispy textures, have been a beloved snack since the 1980s in Korea and have gained popularity in various countries, including Taiwan, Japan, China, the US, and now, Manchester. For the uninitiated, a Korean corn dog is crafted from sausage, cheese, or a delightful combination of both, skewered, dipped in batter, rolled in breadcrumbs, and topped with various tantalizing options like potato, diced french fries, crushed ramen noodles, or crispy rice. Once perfected, they are deep-fried to a delicious golden brown.
Bunsik’s menu proudly showcases a variety of delectable and authentic corn dog options, including The Original Corn Dog (featuring premium chicken sausage with a crispy coating), Half & Half (combining chicken sausage and mozzarella cheese), Potato Mozzarella (Mozzarella cheese wrapped with potato cubes), and Cheese & Cheese (a cheese lover’s dream with Mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, and cheese sauce alongside crispy potato cubes).
Beyond the mouthwatering corn dogs, the menu boasts other Korean delights like Kimbap (bite-sized slices of cooked rice, vegetables, fishcake, and meat rolled in dried seaweed sheets), Ddukbokki (cylindrical rice cakes cooked in a spicy sauce), Korean Fried Chicken (tossed in a variety of tantalizing sauces), and Cup Bap rice bowls (featuring Katsu, dak gangjeong, and soy chicken). Ramyun noodle soup and a variety of Korean chicken burgers are also part of the enticing lineup.
To sweeten the deal, Bunsik has introduced a new dessert, Bingsu, exclusive to the Manchester site. Bingsu is a fluffy, snow-like dessert made from frozen cream or milk, with various toppings to choose from, including original red bean, oreo, strawberry, or mango.
Bubble tea lovers will also find their cravings satisfied, with an array of popular milk tea and green tea choices, as well as Bunsik house favorites such as Matcha Milk Bubble Tea, Chocolate Bubble Tea, and Strawberry Green Tea. Bubble Tea enthusiasts can savor the delightful combination of freshly brewed tea and milk, served hot, cool, or iced, with chewy tapioca “boba” bubbles creating a delightful mix of textures.
Bunsik’s seamless entry into Manchester’s bustling culinary scene has been met with enthusiasm, offering locals and visitors alike an exciting taste of authentic Korean cuisine. The new Bunsik location in Piccadilly Gardens is now open, and soon, eager foodies can enjoy their favorite treats through Deliveroo. For further updates, stay tuned to Bunsik’s social media channels.