At the beginning of the semester after a meeting, we all headed down to Dasarang, a new Korean chicken restaurant to eat and mingle with other members of the club.
Dasarang is your usual Korean restaurant that’s has chicken, Korean food and alcohol.
The place is quite large and a little bit dark. Great for group parties.
Their menu has a bit of variety, but most of it is chicken. All the plates are supposed to be shared with others, thus the higher price tag on the menu.
We started off with a pitcher of Granville Island Honey Lager ($15.95).
As we waited, we were given side dishes of pickled radish and cabbage salad. It tasted ok, I think its supposed to be eaten with the chicken to refresh your pallet.
We first ordered the Half & Half ( $18.95). Half of the fired chicken is doused in a spicy hot sauce and the other half is normal seasoned fried chicken. The hot fried chicken in VERY hot! Even the Koreans agreed it was on the spicier side. I really couldn’t candle it after a few pieces.
The texture of the chicken was quite nice, tender, and juicy.
The next order that we got was the soonsal chicken ($17.95). Similar to the fried chicken before but boneless. It was pretty good!
Overall, the chicken was not bad, but a bit pricey. Might as well buy a few chickens at the store for that price. Since I am not a chicken expert, I asked the Koreans what their input was and how did it compare to the authentic chicken in Korea. They said it was pretty close and it seemed to be one of the better chicken places they have been to in Burnaby or Vancouver.
I would say this is not the best place to take your family since it seems more like a Korean bar with chicken. With the steep price tag, it’s not worth it. This place is best for late nights drinking with a plate of chicken.
Words of Wisdom:
- dark atmosphere
- service is mediocre
- pretty good chicken
- Lots of parking in the front but parking gets pretty full around peak hours