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McDonald’s Singapore To Debut Crispy Hainanese Chicken Burger

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To celebrate Singapore’s National Day on August 9, McDonald’s locations in the country will be debuting a Crispy Hainanese Chicken Burger.

One of the nation’s most beloved dishes, Hainanese chicken serves as the inspiration for this new burger, which features a crispy fried chicken patty that’s topped with cabbage, carrots, and lettuce, then invites a flavorful trio of mayonnaise, ginger, and and garlic chili sauce. A dark sweet sauce accompanies the burger, made to be drizzled on it.

The Crispy Hainanese Chicken Burger is accompanied by hawker food-inspired new menu items: Crisscut Fries, Banana Pie, and Kopi Frappé. Full availability of these new items will be on August 5 throughout Singapore locations for a limited time only.

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L.A. Restaurant Serving Up Ghoulish All Black Chicken To Celebrate The Halloween Spirit

With October upon us, tis the season to get dark, obviously. This can also apply to what we eat. So if you’re in a high key mood to indulge in the darker side of your cravings this Halloween season, look no further than E.P & L.P in Hollywood, CA, for a macabre meal of all black Hainanese chicken.

E.P. all black chicken

No, your eyes did not misread the previous sentence. The popular hotspot is really serving up a chicken that has skin as black as the night and is dubbed the “Ghoulish Chicken.” Essentially this is Chef Louis Tikaram’s deathly makeover of traditional Hainanese chicken, using an all-black Silkie chicken to embrace the theme of darkness.

For particulars, Silkie chicken is a distinct breed that is characterized by their fluffy plumage, striking black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, as opposed to the more common four toes on most chickens.

The Ghoulish Chicken will be served at E.P. starting October 26 to 31 and will be accompanied by pickled cucumbers, scallions, chili, and garlic  — all meant to be enjoyed family style.

E.P. all black chicken

E.P. all black chicken

For preparation, the dark fowl is poached in a murky morass of soy and aromatics, ensuring maximum flavor as rich as its very pigment.

Those wary of the chicken’s startling appearance need not worry about how it tastes, as the result is a triumphant take on traditional Hainanese chicken. Its rich, complex flavor was elevated even more with the side accompaniments of sauce, broth, rice, picked cucumbers, scallions, and ginger all joining in on the festivities.

E.P. all black chicken

E.P. all black chicken

E.P. all black chicken

E.P. all black chicken

 

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How To Make The Perfect Hainanese Style Chicken At Home [WATCH]

In some dishes, you can find ultimate perfection in the simplest of recipes that require amazing attention and skill. One of the quintessential examples of that is the Singaporean and Malaysian classic Hainanese style Chicken. Originally from the southern Chinese province of Hainan, this simple dish of chicken and rice is so good, you’ll be questioning the fact as to how you’re loving simple chicken and rice so much for years to come.

Despite its simplicity on paper, there’s actually a lot of detail that goes into the perfect Hainanese-style chicken. But thanks to thousands of online contributions and an expert on the dish, YouTube channel SORTEDfood has come up with a great recipe for you to make this treasured meal at home. The best part is that it’s incredibly simple, can be done on a budget, and tastes like a million bucks.

There’s a couple of key aspects to get right about the dish: you have to keep the recipe simple while loading the chicken with tons of flavor and ensure the chicken has a velvety texture and skin that feels almost silky. SORTED definitely hits all those marks, and while they’re definitely not experts from countries where this is made, they do an amazing job at getting the recipe as right as they possibly can.

It’ll take a long time to make this recipe, but thanks to the team at SORTED, you’ll have yourself a Hainanese chicken worthy of the street food carts of Singapore when you’re done.