This food hack was originally posted on April 29, 2015, but was re-published with a video.
My first encounter with Chinese food was Chowking. In my childhood, ‘Chinese’ was synonymous with ‘that fat fellow in red’, who for some reason has slowly disappeared from the brand. I grew up, I tasted real dimsum, and I was happy. Then suddenly, Chowking revamped their chicken. Before it was this unassuming piece of poultry that was overshadowed by their tokwa’t baboy, now it’s the Chinese-style fried chicken, and it’s really good.
The Chinese-style fried chicken’s skin is light and crisp, and at first glance, looks nothing special. Then you bite into it. Then your tongue is showered by flavor. Then you fall in love. Chowking’s Chinese-style chicken is powerful and aggressive in your mouth, as the juices flow onto your tongue like waves of sodium and grease that almost tastes like hypertension. It’s juicy, flavorful and, somewhat, overpowering—our perfect example of good food.
Like the Chowking Chinese-style fried chicken, the batter is light and flavor, then you end with what really makes it Chinese— the flavorful meat. We think that, to some extent, it could be better than the original, but you be the judge.