Though accumulation of sleep has been made easier with the seemingly eternal work-from-home environment, it leaves much to be desired. The exercise of discipline has never proved an issue, but I thrive not in circumstances where exchange of information is limited. I am appalled by my dwindling inventory of stats from the happenings beyond my window, and even more by the every-man-for-himself mindset of those digitally too close for comfort.
Long relationships have never been my forte. I can no longer exert efforts when any further action conclusively leads to futility.
Information obtained spanned the following:
- Small Chicken orders were intended for 1 person, while Large Chicken orders (roughly 2 lbs) for 2-3 people
- The Half-Half Combo was restricted to Large Chicken orders only, yet did not discriminate between which flavours (unlike other restaurants) The Original Crispy was priced most economically, however the combo would follow the pricier selection.
At the end of the faux corridor was a plexiglass-equipped counter and several LCD screens, layout reminiscent of the rotating vendors within Square One. A few words were exchanged between the pixie-cut-donning manager of the cashier, including my path of discovery and clarification of any outstanding curiosities regarding the menu.
The Original Crispy chicken boasted a thin layer of breading with sprinkle of parself and tender dark meat. The portions were gargantual, comprising of whole thigh, wing, and more - all intact and evenly coated. Its appearance was near commercial-like: a perfect, golden drumstick with crinkly, satsifying bits of batter and supple interior. The sections were scrumptious on their own, but enjoyed even more with leftover Rose Tteokbokki sauce.
Yangnyeom was, admittedly, overshadowed by creamier Rose Tteokbokki in the moment. Its sauce was thinner, clinging to the surface in the form of a concentrated gochujang syrupy; juicy flesh and an adequate amount of sauce contributed to a splendid experience that could be relived through reheating the following day.
For those with parts preference: one drumstick was allocated per flavour.
In the subsequent days, I suffered a sense of sluggishness, while my stomach squirmy churns and overall obstructed digestion capabilities. Whether the culprit be heavy amounts of grease or excessive consumption is undetermined. The aftereffects were tolerable, but unacceptable for everyday occurrence
Height was maintained, as was uniform doneness and fineness of air bubbles in its cross section. The flavour, on the other, left much to be desired: a confused blend of sourness strung between forkfuls of rigidity.