Chicken Party – Burnaby, BC
205 – 3355 North Road
As alluded to at the end of this previous post, the meal journey of that day was far from over. In fact, it continued along the same chicken wing theme, as we ventured along the streets towards the Burnaby-Coquitlam border. After being rebuffed at Mexican Chicken Hof and Honey’s Bistro since they were both not open for the day, we decided on a longer journey out to Port Moody to check out Rehanah’s Roti.
But suddenly out of the corner of our eye we saw the humorous signage for Chicken Party.
A quick lane change and entry into the parking lot where this business was housed. Was it some kind of party house stocked with poultry-themed costumes? An exclusive entertainment club for chicken farmers?
Nope, turns out it was just good old deep fried chicken in various flavors, including that sweet-spicy variation common at Korean-style chicken joints. If you needed any further clarification on the proprietors of this place, the hand made signs written in foreign script. From what I can make out, it was some combinations of food & drink. As a licensed business, a cooler with various bottled beer and Korean liquor were available. The perfect ingredients for our stopover.
As two folks not averse to grabbing another drink, we got two to sip on while we waited for our order to be ready. Not much to look at in terms of ambiance.
While we were waiting, there were several other people who had made orders, of the takeaway variety. As it was our first time here, it was good to know that others frequented this spot and thus we held positive hopes for the quality of the meal we were about to indulge in.
Garlic-soy sauce marinated chicken drummettes was our call. Served with a rather forgettable Caesar salad. As for the chicken, well flavored and injected with that delightful Asian combination of sharpness from the fresh ginger and the saltiness of the soy. A delicate crispiness (from corn starch?) of exterior skin was to my liking, and as we dug into the plate it was easy to hunger for more. These were really meaty and some of the chunks almost looked like appendages from chickens that been through Ben Johnson’s muscle building program. Nothing skimpy here, and for a ten piece plate for $7.99, a solid pound-for-pound deal.
With that, it was a TKO and our thoughts of making a third stopover for more chicken felt flat. I think only if foodosopher was with us, could we have had the courage to even try…