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Saffron chicken source

notjustastomach Jun 19, 2013 04:56 PM

Does anybody know the source of Saffron's chicken? My guess would be that they use cheap, intensively farmed birds. I'd be happy to learn that I am mistaken.

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  1. SaltyRaisins RE: notjustastomach Jun 20, 2013 05:15 PM

    They use Sysco. They don't obfuscate this fact if you ask, as I recently did.

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      Cathy RE: SaltyRaisins Jun 20, 2013 07:52 PM

      Sysco is an outlet, like Office Depot or Costco. They do sell their own brand of some products.

      Here is the Sysco poultry catalog: http://www.sysco.com/documents/Catalo...

      I only see one supplier of whole chickens, which are fresh, air chilled, antibiotic free, and Heritage breed.

    2. SaltyRaisins RE: notjustastomach Jun 20, 2013 09:16 PM

      To add: I'm a bit surprised at your guess. My guess would have been the opposite considering the attention Su Mei Yu pays to the quality of her ingredients. You may like Saffron's recipes or not, but one thing I consider inarguably good about this local institution is quality, cleanliness, and freshness.

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        4wino RE: notjustastomach Jun 21, 2013 12:39 PM

        Sorry, I don't have an answer for you. But, I will recommend that you stay away from that place. The toughest chicken ever.

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