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Aug 2, 2008 04:35 PM

Dim sum Chicken feet.

Like it or hate it?

I personally love it! It's like eating a sweet wrinkled jellyfish with bones what's not to like?

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  1. My mom used to eat lunch in chinatown so often that she could order off the chinese menu at some places. She used to tell me that the chinese people who ate at those places always seemed to order the chicken feet, which probably meant they were good. She never managed to try them, but I have always wanted to try them. Thanks for reminding me, I know what I'm eating next weekend! So, any recs for dim sum in nyc?

    1. How am I supposed to eat them? The Spousal Unit and I went for dim sum recently and had the chicken feet.

      Negotiating the chicken feet with chopsticks was challenging. But negotiating all of those little bones in my mouth was more challenging.

      What should I do with all of those little bones? There seems to be no elegant way to handle it. I feel like a Neanderthal.

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      1. re: BeaN

        You spit them out, daintily of course, onto your personal plate and w/help of your chopsticks, hoping your lunching partners aren't looking. They are most likely similarly occupied.

      2. like it!

        there are multiple ways that you might find it in dim sum places - braised, pickled, stewed....some spicy, some not....

        BeaN - suck the meet & skin off and build yourself a little pile of bones on your plate....if adept enough, transport by chopsticks from mouth to plate....look around, you'll notice people just spitting them out and onto the plate, this is comfort food, not fine dining! :-)

        1. Love chicken feet. First time I ran across them was on a ferrobus from La Paz to Cochabamba--a highland woman was complaining that her soup had no foot. Ate them all the time while having beers and balut in the Philippines. Eat the whole thing minus the main leg bone.

          1. Don't you mean "Phoenix Claws"?