After our jaunt at Juke, we got into a continued debate about where to get the best fried chicken in Vancouver. And even though this isn’t technically Vancouver (“Greater Vancouver?”), the Aberdeen Centre Food Court apparently has a place called Wu Fung Dessert. Which, according to Dragonhead and Grem, has some of the best chicken wings ever. So… obviously…
G: It’s called Wu Fung Dessert? Why do they have chicken wings? Do they have dessert?
Dragonhead: There’s no dessert.
M: Why they gotta get my hopes up like that 🙁
But who needs dessert when you’ve got fried chicken like this. With an enjoyable crisp on the outside while still being SUPER juicy on the inside, we hadn’t had anything quite like it before. With little to no seasoning (perhaps a mild garlic taste) this was a good basic alternative to add to our best fried chicken list.
Mell wanted noodles so she grabbed a pork lo mein bowl to share. A little disappointed with the consistency of the noodles and how soft/mushy they were, she didn’t end up finishing the entire thing. Though Grem wouldn’t/couldn’t let the pork go to waste.
Another main reason we came to Aberdeen was to pop Mell’s bubble waffle cherry. Soft and chewy on the inside and perfectly cooked on the outside, we all loved these. Pro tip: eat them while they’re piping hot.
We got a regular and matcha to share but Mell could’ve easily finished a whole one herself (G: and practically did).
Grace hit up the Bubble Waffle Cafe for some yin yeung, which literally means lovebirds in Cantonese. It’s a mix of coffee and tea, and is a Hong Kong classic. They use actual old stockings to pull this drink if you’re getting this someplace legit, but we’re guessing that Canadian health regulations prevent this legendary method of making yin yeung.
Grem needed a meal of his own so he came back with noodles, pan-fried beef thick noodles to be exact. These were way more flavourful and had her preferred texture, so Mell knows what to choose for next time.
Grace still had the munchies and ended up ordering a sakura roll. Filled with shrimp tempura and avocado and topped with chopped scallops and roe, this was a fresh and satisfying finale to our meal of odds and ends.
We sat at a table near the window at Aberdeen for 3 hours and slowly devoured our feast. We came for the wings and left satisfied that we’d tried another low-key-famous fried chicken place. Even though Mell never got her dessert.
Onto the next one. 😌