Opened by the owners of Plus 82 Pocha in the Adelaide CBD, CnB (also known as Chicken and Burger), at Parade Central in Norwood, specialises in Korean street food. This store is currently the only place in Adelaide that offers K-dogs - Korean Hot Dogs, a Korean version of the American snack known as a Corn Dog.
Compared to Corn Dogs, the Korean Hot Dogs were stouter in shape. The hot dog had a smoky taste and the cornmeal batter coating was not too chewy. It was notably lightly crumbed to give the exterior a nice crispiness. Aside from a drizzling of tomato ketchup and mustard, the Korean Hot Dogs also had a light dusting of sugar for a bit of sweetness.
Korean Hot Dog (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The name may sound a bit off-putting but Ugly Dog was merely a variation of the Korean Hot Dog with a coating of chunks of potato. The potato chunks provided more crispiness compared to the Korean Hot Dog.
Ugly Dog (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
CnB also offers Korean Fried Chicken, a popular item at Plus 82 Pocha. The chicken was done very well, with juicy flesh set off wonderfully by crispy exterior. The Hot & Spicy Chicken really lived up to its name. It had a potent spicy kick and a hint of smokiness in the background. Their Garlic Soy Chicken was also enjoyable to eat, with a delectable sweet-savoury flavour and sufficient garlic to impart a garlicky taste to the chicken.
Hot & Spicy Chicken and Garlic Soy Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For those that want something spicy but don't think they can handle the Hot & Spicy Chicken, there is the Sweet Chilli Chicken. While still spicy, it was milder than the Hot & Spicy Chicken. It had a bit of a sweet taste. A half-and-half mix of two flavours can be ordered if you wish to enjoy two different flavours.
Sweet Chilli Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Aside from the usual soft drinks, CnB also offers Korean beverages. The drinks we ordered during our visit were Korean pear juice and grape juice. The latter notably included a few chunks of grape in it. CnB's location within Parade Central makes it convenient for moviegoers to grab a meal or a snack.
It never ceases to amaze me at the variety of food available in Adelaide. Admittedly my first visit to Adelaide was in 1963 and after 5,00 pm virtually no food venues were open. A return visit would be eye opening.