Dining alone automatically limited my options: I could no longer choose several varieties and share them with fellow guests. The classic Red Sauce would have suprassed my spice tolerance, though Brown Sauce (soy) appeared too basic. A Rose Topoki with Bacon was requested - it was depicted as a hybrid of the restaurant's Red and White sauces.
That said, the side order of a single Fish Cake skewer provided much relief. While still starchy in lesser amounts, the skewer succeeded in curbing hunger in a significantly less salty manner. The piping hot clear broth was another aspect of the dish I appreciated.
The cider was served in a clear glass mug that rested neatly in a cork coaster. It was likely that the beverage had bee storebought, as fragments were spotted settling towards the bottom of the glass with the passing of time. Nonetheless, it was warm and delicious, compensating in sweetness where the Rose sauce offered unrivalled punches of sodium and occasional kicks of spice.
She immediately appeared with an ice cold glass of water after I downed the last sip of my cider and also provided instantaneous assistance when she had observed me hurriedly gathering my things in preparation for departure.
With great speed, I inputted my order, only to be delayed by the sloth-like actions of the staff on duty. As luck would have it, the bubble tea shop did not offer Cactus nor Matcha Tapioca under mid-afternoon hours. Crystal, Mango, and Caramel Tapioca - the trio collectively known as "OneZo Tapioca" seemed the only choices before 3pm.
Mango Tapioca Milk was deemed excessively milk, though adequated in terms of flavour and degree of sugar (at the (melted) 25% ice and 50% sweetness levels).
No, I've never tasted Chipotle before. And no, the takeout wasn't for me either.