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Bon Bon Chicken?

This week we're playing in the kitchen, experimenting with new bon bon flavors. We promise that we're not creating a chicken-flavored bon bon (!), but there is such a thing as Bon Bon Chicken. Available in many Chinese restaurants, Bon Bon Chicken is basically poached chicken cut into small pieces, and then drenched in a bath of spicy sauce. It's topped with chopped scallions, chilies, sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, a pinch of sugar, Sichuan peppercorn powder (and sometimes other mystery ingredients).  I found this photo on rasamalaysia.com, where the blogger ordered up this tasty dish in Chengdu, Sichuan for approximately US$1.50. The author declared it sinfully delicious and addictively spicy. To create Bon Bon Chicken at home, try this recipe from the Seattle Times.  

If you're in New York City, you can find an entire restaurant called Bon Bon Chicken. Check out this odd review of the place by New York Magazine. The reviewer likens the dining experience to a visit to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. In the movie, there is a scene where Willy Wonka has geese that lay golden chocolate eggs.  But, I never knew he also raised chickens.

I bet our Coconut Bon Bon would be the perfect dessert after a plate of spicy Bon Bon Chicken. Anyone out there ever tried Bon Bon Chicken? If so, I’d love to hear about it...

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