SPECIAL NOTE: During my 7 years living and working as a visiting professor in China, I would often invite my students out for a simple meal in a regular Chinese restaurant. After a few times, I would instruct or demand my students NOT to order any more chicken dish…why? You will never understand my explanation or stories until you have lived in China. Yes, the Chinese continue to boast about how TASTY AND DELICIOUS THEIR CHICKENS ARE TO YOUR TASTE! Yes, not the fat fat fat American chickens…the Chinese chickens, like most people in China, are slim and slender, not obese like many westerners…Australians, ahahahaha and the English, ahahahaha and the Americans! So the Chinese chickens are raised very differently from the western chickens…the delicious ones are the ones raised by ordinary farmers…and they are not fed foods that would make them fat, ahahahaha! Chinese chickens are small and skinny, thus the Chinese themselves believe these chickens are good, nutritious and healthy for you. Why would I stop my students from ordering the chicken dish in a restaurant? Here is the truth: most of the chicken dishes have more tiny bones than meat…we we we Americans are used to eat fat fat fat chickens with lots of meat, forget that in China…now you understand why I would not encourage my students to order a chicken dish! So guess what, THE CHICKENS ARE COMING! The Chinese are coming, first! Now the chickens are coming, soon. And I would not be surprised you would fall in love with the delicious clay pot chicken from China with secret ingredients, etc! Somehow cooking in a clay pot gives the chicken a special taste, ahahaha…like eating rice wrapped in banana leaves, etc…the pot, the leaves, somehow give the content a special flavor, hm! Enjoy the new invasion of clay pot chicken from China…what else are coming from China? Wait for the surprises! Steve December 29, 2017
Chinese Clay Pot Chicken Experts Coming to San Diego
The rapidly-multiplying Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice lands first the OC
by Candice Woo Updated Aug 29, 2017,
Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice has built an empire of eateries, 6,000 and counting across mainland China, Japan, Singapore and Australia, on one single dish: clay pot chicken. The brand is now poised to enter the U.S.; Eater LA has details on the first outlet, which will grand open in Tustin on September 10. Created in 2011 by founder Xiao Lu Yang, Yang’s Braised Chicken was initially launched in Jinan, the capital of China’s eastern Shandong province of China. Its specialty, called huang men chicken, is a signature dish of the region’s lu cai style of traditional cuisine. Based on Yang’s grandmother’s original recipe from the 1930s, one pound of marinated chicken thigh is braised in individual clay pot with a secret sauce, ginger, mushrooms and chilies. The eatery offers the clay pot chicken in three degrees of spiciness — mild, medium or spicy — along with unlimited sides of rice, for $9.99.
The Tustin store, operated by the corporate-owned, SoCal-based Yang Ming Yu Braised Chicken USA Group, will be followed by more locations across the country; the company is currently fielding interest from potential franchisees. Eriko Zhao, VP of Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice, confirmed to Eater that the eatery will expand into San Diego with multiple locations. With an ideally-sized footprint ranging from 800-square-feet to 1,200-square-feet, Zhao says the company is interested in sites near city attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld.