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Pican - what to order?

mcm1900 May 11, 2010 09:21 AM

I'm heading to Pican on Saturday, and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for what to order. Would you absolutely recommend the fried chicken or is there another dish that stands out? Thanks!

Pican Restaurant
2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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    abstractpoet RE: mcm1900 May 11, 2010 10:05 AM

    The fried chicken is great -- the best I've had in the Bay Area -- but my favorite dish is the Berkshire pork chop, which comes with pork belly, hoppin' john, and chow chow. Just amazing.

    The Southern style "foie gras" is a nice appetizer.

    My report:

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      pcdarnell RE: mcm1900 May 11, 2010 01:11 PM

      We went a while back and the big favorites were the macaroni and cheese and the cornbread with honey butter.

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        Nineteen RE: mcm1900 May 11, 2010 03:43 PM

        I also enjoyed the fried chicken. My only issue was that I couldn't have two pieces of dark meat. Boo to white meat!

        But actually I really liked the macaroni and cheese even more!

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          mcm1900 RE: Nineteen May 15, 2010 04:00 PM

          Thanks for all your help! I'm going tonight and I'm really excited!

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            exxtraswagger RE: mcm1900 May 16, 2010 05:33 PM

            I am curious about you experience at Pican....Was the fried chicken everything you hoped it would be? My experience was lackluster, I found the chicken breading greasy, the chicken itself dry and overcooked and not that much flavor that made the chicken distinct or even slightly memorable.

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