Who doesn’t love Kong’s Chicken Shop?!
I suspect that the answer to that question is a big fat ‘NOBODY’, unless you’ve never actually had ‘the pleasure’ of one of their fantastic sandwiches or dishes, in which case – you need to remedy this ASAP.
Since launching back in 2021 at a temporary collection spot at CBRB in the Northern Quarter, to a residency at Foundation Coffee House on Portland Street, Northern Monk Refectory and most recently Clubhouse on Spinningfields and The Head of Steam in Didsbury Village – they’ve certainly been around the block this past 12 months.
This month sees Kong’s arrive at Dog Bowl on Whitworth Street, and they’re launching their very own US Diner, with an impressive selection of sandwiches, burgers and mains – plus some pretty special sides, wings and tendies. There’s some absolute bangers on the menu, they’ve even created Fried Chicken & Waffles with Ice Cream!
Top of the list is Kong’s Signature Chicken Sandwich (£12.50), the original and still unsurpassed with. fried chicken thigh, burger sauce, Sriracha sauce, lettuce and pickles. In addition, there’s the Korean Chicken Sandwich (£13) which comes with Korean glazed chicken, pickled fennel, kimchi mayo, chilli and coriander.
New additions also include Kong’s Buffalo & Blue Cheese Sandwich (£13) topped with a blue cheese dressing, crumbled blue cheese, chives, and slaw, and Kong’s Bombay Chicken Sandwich (£13) with curry-salted fried chicken thigh, madras mayo, raita, coconut, crispy shallots and pickles.
The Diner sandwich menu also includes Kong’s Cheeseburger (£12) featuring two beef patties, aged cheddar and chunky burger sauce, as well as the classic Philly Cheesesteak (£13) with proper hanger steak, caramelised onions, provolone cheese, smoked cheddar and mustard mayo.
Kong’s ‘Plates’ include their Buffalo Chicken Poutine (£13), Hanger Steak Poutine (£14), Kong’s Fried Chicken & Waffles (£10) and Nashville Fish & Chips (£13.50); fried, sustainable white fish dusted in spices and served with fries, tartar sauce and charred lemon.
Finally, sides include Kong’s Slaw (£3), Onion Rings (£3.50), Nduja Mac n Cheese (£4.50) and Buffalo Blue Cheese Fries (£5) alongside Korean, Buffalo & Blue Cheese, Bombay and BBQ Wings and Vegan Tendies (£6.50).
Kong’s will be opening up in Dog Bowl from Wednesday 19th January, and you can get yourself 25% OFF food when you book a table in their first week at the venue (until 23rd Jan).
Dog Bowl will also be running their on-going offer of Beer, Burger & Bowl for £15, Monday – Friday 12pm – 5pm which will include a Kong’s Signature Chicken or Vegan Sandwich.
Kong’s Diner at Dog Bowl
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 12pm until 9pm.
Date: From Wednesday 19th January