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Oct 29, 2012 12:29 PM

LA Dish of the Month (Nov 2012) - Voting

This is the voting thread for Dish of the Month Los Angeles, November 2012. Everyone gets one vote. To vote, use ALL CAPS to vote for the dish. You may vote regardless of whether you participated in the nomination thread, which can be found here:

Here are the choices, in alphabetical order. All of these were nominated by more than one person:







Voting will be open until 8 PM PST, October 31. At that point, we'll have the LA Dish of the Month

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  1. Hmm, I have to go with CHICKEN FEET here. Poutine would have been interesting too, but the more poutine-like dishes I try in L.A., the more I long for the real stuff in Montreal...

    1. One vote here for BBQ Brisket.

          1. I'll go with CHICKEN FEET.

            I stopped eating them about a decade ago. Does a version exist that will blow my mind?

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            1. re: ns1

              That's what i'm most curious about too. I want to find a place that doesn't prepare them using a wet method.

              1. re: PeterCC

                Don't any of your Korean bbq places served grilled chicken feet?

                Here's the Filipino version of grilled chicken feet (aka adidas) at Hapa SF truck in San Francisco,

              2. re: ns1

                Yeah, all those voting chicken feet better be able to provide options better than your standard dim sum chicken feet! Otherwise it would be a paradoxically unadventerous nomination. ;)

                1. re: Porthos

                  seriously. it'll be hilarious if we all vote chicken feet and the best we could offer was elite/sea harbour/etc.

                  1. re: ns1

                    Not a good sign... Searched "chicken feet" (with quotes) on Yelp for the greater Los Angeles area and, of the first 40 hits, 39 are for Chinese restaurants (one is listed as Chinese and Vietnamese). The only non-Chinese one was for Dan Sung Sa, which serves 닭발(매운, 안매운) (Chicken Feet [Sweet, Spicy]).

                    1. re: PeterCC

                      my god the more I think about it, the more I laugh at the thought of CHICKEN FEET as the la dish of the month. It's as if 4chan got a hold of this poll and rigged it for failure.

                    2. re: ns1

                      Not hilarious. Counterproductive. Especially for the first dish of the month in LA.

                      Maybe ipse has a nice list since he started this madness? ;)

                      If not, maybe ns1 and PeterCC would like to change their votes to something more fun and interesting to the community at large? :)

                      1. re: Porthos

                        I am willing to change to ICE CREAM! :-)

                        1. re: Porthos

                          No edit after a certain time, so here is the followup post

                          IF there are no other contenders for chicken feet besides asian dim sum shops or bbq joints, THEN

                          BBQ BRISKET

                          Sorry ice cream fans, I love ice cream, but not in fall/winter ;)

                          1. re: Porthos

                            Hold on a minute here.

                            I personally don't care if Chicken Feet is the dish of the month or not, but to say it would be a bad choice simply because the only preps to be found in LA are Chinese (or SE Asian) is odd.

                            Consider the other choices on the list: Thai Green Curry. Isn't that more ethnically limiting than chicken feet? Are there going to be other preps than Thai for that dish? I, mean, can you seriously get Thai Green Curry that's, um, not Thai??

                            Or Poutine? Does one expect anything other than, say cheese fries of one sort or another? Be it Canadian (or Quebecian?) or not.

                            Or BBQ Brisket? Are we going to get Chinese BBQ Brisket?

                            1. re: ipsedixit

                              Where can I get Chinese BBQ Brisket? It sounds so good.

                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                  Ipse. Provide us a list of non dim sum chicken feet preps. I am game. Otherwise it is a "ooh cool, let's make non-Asians try this" vote. Nothing new will be reported except dim sum places. And you said yourself, you're not even thrilled about dim sum.

                                  Chinese BBQ brisket, that could be killer. Chef Hung does a smoked brisket for their NRM so it does exist.

                                  I have 2 BBQ brisket places I can report on in the OC and I'm sure some hounds can go try and take pics of local places and well known places. We will end up with a more diverse list than Elite, Sea Harbour, 888 for chicken feet.

                                  1. re: Porthos

                                    But again, so what?

                                    BBQ Brisket -- while it may be quantitatively more interesting, it is certainly not qualitatively so vis-a-vis chicken feet.

                                    And don't even get me started on Thai Green Curry. Or Poutine, which is even more qualitatively limiting.

                                    1. re: ipsedixit

                                      Again, if you have a list of interesting non dim sum recs I'm all in. Sure a deboned, sausage stuffed, and fried bresse chicken foot would be awesome but I'm not sure something like that exists.

                                      I feel more people would participate if it were bbq brisket. Chicken feet would limit it to about 4-5 posters.

                                2. re: Porthos

                                  But don't your dim sum restaurants offer different preps of chicken feet (aka talons of the phoenix)? Not unusual to see three different types available on a check-off menu, plus some will have a cold salted prep too. An opportunity for compare and contrast.

                                  1. re: Melanie Wong

                                    Unlike tripe, I don't recall seeing more than 1 chicken feet prep here on our dim sum menus. Maybe someone can correct me. Maybe this is reflective of SF being more Cantonese-centric?

                                    I've seen more preps for goose webs than chicken feet.

                                3. re: ns1

                                  It must be a Chowhound first for chx feet to garner such politcal lobbying. What clandestine 501c4 is pulling the puppet strings on this obtuse candidate?