Food Event - Korean Chicken Wing Pop-up - April 8 to 10th
Came across this event thanks to jLunar's blog. Looks interesting,
Anyone else going? Reserved on April 10th.
Happening in the Elle M'a Dit space on Baldwin
I'm going tonight- and have been scouring the net trying to find review (photos!)....nada.
I don't think I've been this excited about fried chicken...since...ever?
- Skip the fries. They're not anything special and they're cafeteria stock.
- The chicken is cooked nicely (juicy, etc), but it's not KFC to me. Please adjust expectations there.
- Maybe treat this like a snack. I went with 6 other people, split two large baskets (we did not finish them all) and 2 fries. Then we supplemented elsewhere.
And that's all there is. I am happy they've done this, hope they tweak, and that's about it. Excited peeps should dial their expectations down to low.
Mostly, I'm missing some of that crunch that I'd expect from KFC. I don't mean Bonchon crunch (which I don't love), but it's just not more than spicy flavoured chicken wings. Tasty enough, but not KFC.
I think I had certain expectations of how the chicken should be, texturally. And to me, that is what KFC is all about. And I really really wanted KFC.
So, I don't think my expectations were high - I'd like to think I'm generally pretty good at managing them - but that I was expecting something else and didn't get it.
Maybe I just only know a certain kind of KFC? The post from VTV seemed to imply that this was within KFC parameters and that was based on her reasonably "authentic"/valid experience. I agree with her "it should be more saucy" comment too.
But, in the end, I thought it telling *I* didn't want to eat more of the wings...! And really, they were perfectly good wings, despite my off-the-mark expectations.
Anyway, don't let me be a Debbie-downer! My expectations are not yours, and again, they weren't bad, just not what I wanted/expected. More photos to whet the appetite!