Follow up on “Big plate chicken”

instant_dapanjiFor those of you who were maybe curious about that unusual “Old Yang family shop Big plate chicken” spice packet I bought several weeks ago, I finally decided to give it a try.  Above is my a less than photogenic effort.  In addition to the spice paste–which was basically dried chilies, oil, Sichuan peppercorns (huajiao), garlic, ginger, msg, salt, and Sichuan bean paste (doubanjiang), I used chicken thighs, hacked into big chunks, a big potato, and some long green chiles and green onions.

I have to say it wasn’t bad.  There was a lot of spice though, so maybe more fresh ingredients would have balanced that a little bit.  The numbing spice of the huajiao was pretty heavy. 

The packaging also had something printed on it that I didn’t highlight in my previous post.  It is under the brand name “Old Yang family shop” (扬家老店), implying some sort of famous recipe.  I wasn’t able to find anything in a cursory search regarding any real entity behind this name.  If you know, please let me know.

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About David Dettmann

Food obsessed and frequently nostalgic.
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