4501 North Road, Burnaby, BC
Originally, we wanted to try Hee Rae Dung 喜來燈 (it's been on Buddha Boy's radar ever since he read the post on Foodology), but the chubby couple forgot to check Urbanspoon...grrr...it's closed on Sundays!!! We ended up turning into this plaza because we saw two restaurants with their "OPEN" signs on.
After looking at the menus posted on both restaurants' windows, we settled with Dasarang Chicken...mainly because...it's deep-fried chicken!!! LOL!
After we ordered we were served with a Cabbage Salad and a small dish of Pickled Daikon. Not sure why a small dish of salt & pepper was also served...please educate us.
While Buddha Boy paid his focus to all the deep fried items, I had my eyes set on Pan Fried Chicken Gizzard with Veggie, or Moraejip. At $12.95, I thought the price was a bit on the higher side. Very good ratio of gizzards to fresh, crisp vegetables (mainly cabbage). The gizzards were tender while maintained the crunch...done perfectly! Lightly seasoned with salt, the two accompanied sauces (not exactly sure what type of sauces) weren't really needed.
From the deep-fried, Buddha Boy ordered a Half & Half. Yangnyeom Chicken (left) was simply deep-fried chicken smothered in a sweet & spicy sauce. The spicy was not hot (well, not for us) but it did had a kick. The sweetness tasted a bit like plum or hawthorn...very interesting. The right was just regular deep-fried chicken. Both halves were deep-fried nicely with crispy outer skin and tender moist meat.
We couldn't recall the name of this dish, but it's basically deep-fried boneless chicken with chili and garlic then sprinkled with sesame. This may not look spicy, but it really hit the spots. This kinda reminded me of Taiwanese salty & peppery chicken 鹽酥雞...hahahaha!