I love BBQ food, and Chinese BBQ never disappoints. Today I had a $7.95 combo BBQ lunch special (BBQ Duck & Soy Sauce Chicken Over Steamed Rice With A Heap of Bok Choi). It comes with free hot and sour soup. I love the boned-in Soy Sauce Chicken but my experience with this famous Cantonese style chicken had been sighting of bones that were quite red. When I visited Hong Kong, my friends there told me it was how the chicken was supposed to look because the chicken had to be extremely tender and juicy and with the bone also cooked through, the chicken had to be soaked in the boiling soy sauce for way too long, which reduced tenderness.
I don't mind a little less tenderness and a little less juiciness. Whenever I order this chicken dish, I always request the chefs to please make sure there is "no red" in the bones. I love this chicken dish so much. It's really flavorful. It pairs perfectly with Chinese BBQ Duck or Chinese BBQ Pork. These meats make the steamed white rice taste so good. It's a very filling meal and a very popular lunch box meal choice in the Cantonese culture. (The culture of the Quangdong province in China that includes Hong Kong & Macau. The majority of people there are quite slim which may indicate that steamed rice, and moderate amount of flavorful meats can curb the desire to over eat junk food...)
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