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Popcorn Chicken WINGS: Where Boba Shop Snack Meets Bar Food Classic

Photo: Peter Pham // Foodbeast

Popcorn chicken has to be one of the tastiest things you can find at most boba shops. The crispy chicken snack, consisting of fried pieces of chicken (often thigh) dressed in a craveworthy seasoning, is far beyond any of the bite-sized nuggets fast food joints serve up.

At Rose City Pizza in Rosemead, California, the Taiwanese popcorn chicken is getting a creative spin in the form of chicken wings. Instead of the typical boneless pieces, they’re using the same wings the restaurant would use to make buffalo wings, but instead dusting on the popcorn chicken seasoning and chili oil to add a whole new dimension of flavor.

While it may seem outlandish at first, it’s nothing new for Rose City, whose creative pizzas menu already features Taiwanese popcorn chicken (and you can even get a boneless version as a side as well). They also make their own chili oil with Sichuan peppercorn, plus a creamy Thai basil aioli on the side that far exceeds your typical ranch dressing.

For those who love boba shop popcorn chicken and love wings, this is the perfect fusion of a snack.