Friday, November 03, 2006
Try dim sum-style chicken feet - and other experiences with Chicken in Asia
My co-worker has told me stories of this dish, but it took me 3 weeks in Hong Kong to finally find this famous dish on the table. Actually the most startling thing was prior to this serving, I found a plate of stir fried chicken on the table and as my eyes ajusted to the dim light, I noticed a very startled bronzed chicken head at the corner of the dish. The follow up of chicken feet was almost expected.
Three weeks ago, I was at a factory in Shenzhen and my host announced lunch was Northern Chinese style. It was my 2nd day in Asia and I was excited hear stir-fried chicken with chiles had been ordered. It sounded familiar. It was only after I piled my plate full that I noticed the bone, skin and possibly other parts were stired fried together. It appears as though an entire chicken was passed through a wood chipper and stir fried with chilies. I've learned to avoid chicken in Asia.