Food - Drink
Chicken Feet Is The Most Underappreciated Bar Snack In The US
Americans eat around 8 billion chickens every year, but some of the most delicious parts of the bird are often discarded in favor of the wings, thighs, and breasts. Chicken feet are unpopular in the U.S., but there are many countries around the world where chicken feet are a popular snack, especially in Southeast Asia.
Chicken feet are most prevalent in China, where they go by fèng zhǎo, or “phoenix talons,” and are prized for their collagen-rich health benefits. A versatile dish, the feet can be served hot or cold, spicy or mild, and can be found at fancy restaurants and dive bars alike; they are often fried as a dim sum dish and in a red bean sauce.
In Korea, chicken feet are typically served alongside cold beer as a bar snack with a spicy red pepper sauce; countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam also have their own versions of preparing chicken feet. While the U.S. still lacks love for this crunchy delicacy, it may be time to bring it to the American bar scene.