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Sep 29, 2006 02:46 PM

Best Orange Flavored Chicken???

Fellow Chowhounds, I need your help:

Where can I get the BEST Orange Flavored Chicken in the city?

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  1. The best I've had is an unusual version served at the alas defunct Szechuan Taste on the corner of Chatham Square.

    It had big chunks of boneless thighs, very lightly fried without a crust, large pieces (1" square) of dried orange peel, and big chunks of nearly raw white onions. It had only a little orange juice and no gloppy sweet sauce. What it did have was a few fermented black beans, a small amount of hoisin, a bit of ginger and garlic and Szechuan peppercorns. Absolutely delectable.

    Does anyone know of a similar version, or where the Szechuan Taste chef is now?

    1. Malaysia in the arcade (Bowery-Elizabeth)

      1. That is more or less the proper/original dish. That place in the arcade makes it that way? Good to know.

        1. Hopefully Panda Express will open up in Manhattan one of these days. While they didn't invent orange chicken, they've mastered the formula, at a fraction of the price you'd pay at a sit-down restaurant.

          1. Which sort? The Americanized version or the original one?