Waltzing around the Sweet Jesus area (but not wanting to go for melty soft serve again), I spotted a row of vivid-hued, food-serving vehicles parked along King Street. The ever-so-popular M.E.N.U (spotted previously at Night It Up!) was present and serving a lineup consisting of no less than ten people; across the street was a very compact truck, sporting a muted bronze and sky blue paint job: it was Bar Ape.
From my spontaneously-conducted on-the-spot research, I learned that Bar Ape specializes in unique (and rotating) flavours of gelato bars. All of their iced treats were crafted in-house, utilizing whole milk instead of cream, as well as a plant-based stabilizer as opposed to the traditional addition of egg yolk. It was especially nice to witness the incredible enthusiasm demonstrated in the tone in which the man described his products.
The bars were extracted from a mini freezer located within the truck and handed to me as soon as I had paid. Though, wanting to capture a few photos of the truck itself, the man offered to keep them chilled for me until I was ready to indulge.
At this point of my obsessive image-capturing expedition, I have become fairly accustomed to being caught in sticky, inconvenient situations where I have too many things to carry, and simply not enough hands to handle a camera simultaneously. His offer was probably one of the best things I've heard in the past several months, and I could not appreciate it enough! As the process was taking place, wandering pedestrians too became curious customers, yet I was still welcome to take my photos as Bar Ape continued with their business.
The remainder of this post will consist of, as one can probably suspect, food randoms that had not been included previously.
Among these is a Sesame Sticky Rice Breakfast Pudding layered between various fruit (to supply both added nutrition and pops of colour), a less-than-formidable Green Tea Mooncake from T&T, and two attempts at brewing up my own Nutella Latte (as the one from Studio.89 really had me craving.
And a big Happy Chuseok! to those that follow K-Pop and Korean culture as closely as myself (Hehe).