Oct 5, 2021 • 34M

XO Soused - Beggar's Chicken

Andrew Wong and Mukta Das
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A fortnightly chat about techniques and dishes from a professional Chinese kitchen, their history and their cultural setting
Episode details

What is Beggar’s Chicken? What are the myths that surround it and why are they important? How has Andrew attempted to bring Beggar’s Chicken - chicken stuffed and wrapped in leaves and clay - into his professional kitchen, and what iterations of the dish is he trying next?

Why is the technique such a fundamental part of its origin story and how has that technique and the recipe changed over time?

a man in chef's whites hits a clay wrapped object on top of a dining trolley and surrounded by white cloth, with a hammer
A chef in a dining room in Hong Kong smashes open the clay wrapping of Beggar’s Chicken at the table. Source: Jesús Gorriti on Flickr Creative Commons shared via licence CC BY-SA 2.0

XO Soused is a fortnightly audio newsletter.

Intro and outro music: 遊子 [wanderer] by mafmadmaf.com

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