News had seemingly already spread throughout communities near and far, for the interior of the establishment was bustling with visitors.
Although minimally marketed, crowds were plenty and the parking situation chaotic. Swift reverses are my specialty, so the scene was merely an annoyance. (The same could surely not be declared had the sleepy polar bear been driving though, and I may have been subject to walking ten minutes from the furthest lot.)
Night market visits have been seldom since the pandemic, for obvious reasons. Upon re-entering the scene, I was alarmed by the inflation present at each stall.
Our request for bags was ignored in its entirety, forcing us to take to our own measures while browsing the rest of the event. Eco-bags, along with Stainless steel straws, would be recommended for those looking to partake in such future events, for bags are rare these days and non-paper straws even rarer.
Orders were prepared in a timely manner. Between the countless Korean Style Rice Corn Dogs originating from the kitchen were bagged orders of fried chicken combos. Our entire stay impressively spanned no more than twenty minutes from joining the lineup.
When a member of the staff approached us to tend to inquiries, we asked about the availability of bone-in chicken, and were directed to the section of Korean Style Chicken Wings. Honey Garlic was selected this time around, reserving Garlic & Soy for a future visit. While one not normally too fond of wings, the bone-in rendition was delicious - superior with crispy edges and ample honeyed-ness. The box also contained a handful of fries. No more than three inches in length, the segments reeked heavily of fryer oil. That said, they were golden, textured, and adequately seasoned - tastier than the potato wedges, should you ask me.
That said, the dish brought out an outstanding amount of enjoyment. Embodying the flavours of spicy carbonara, the Rose Toppoki combatted satiating creaminess with a balanced kick of spice. It wasn't a particularly big portion given its steep price point, but was thoroughly enjoyed in one sitting. Given that rice cakes submerged in sauce can become swollen and miserably mushy overnight, it is recommended to avoid leaving leftovers for the following day.
Eagerness to determine the chain's alcohol assortment led me to ask another member of staff about the bottle of Kloud on their promotional poster. The (presumably Korean) lady responded that their liquor license was still pending, but anticipated that the selection would primarily comprise of Canadian beers like Molson.