I live nearby and I'd been seeing the "Coming Soon!" sign for weeks. When it changed to "Grand Opening!" I stopped through for a visit. Calasan is occupying the old Pollo Inka spot in the shopping center near Old Sauk & High Point.
They don't have menus put together yet, so I snapped a picture of the dry erase board that he's using for the time being -
The man that I'm presuming is the owner was very personable, making a point of talking me through the menu, gesturing at samples laid out on the counter as he went along.
I wound up getting a two-piece with two sides and I'd requested one piece of each type of chicken. I heard another patron request "only thighs" and he complied without an upcharge, which was pleasant. Along with my chicken I tried the "crazy green beans" which seemed to be steamed green beans and carrots and something else unrecognizable, my second side was a noodle dish with bits of meat, onion and a light sauce of some kind - it was alright, but both sides seemed a bit bland.
When I arrived home, I opened the container to find three pieces of chicken instead of the two I'd ordered. I didn't see any sort of marking to differentiate which type was which and I couldn't really taste any difference between the two.
As for the chicken, it's boiled first and then fried. To me that sounds wrong, hateful and perhaps even British - but it doesn't hurt the end product like I'd expected. It was extremely crispy on the outside albeit unbattered, but still juicy on the interior. Certain areas almost felt overcooked in their crispiness, but it didn't ruin the experience. (I'm sure some people will take issue with it, though.)
The chicken was served with a pair of cups of some sort of sauce that again, didn't really have much in the way of flavor to it. It was thin, runny and flecked with chunks that looked like it might have been some kind of chutney? I was told it was spicy, but I'm left wondering if I was given the wrong sauce.
It's a nice little place with extremely friendly staff, so I'll probably be back - if only to see if it's a little better once they've gotten on their feet.
If you visit to grab carryout, expect a wait of ten minutes or so; as everything is made to order. Of course, you can always be a ninja and phone in your order in advance.
745 N High Point Rd