Taiwanese chicken pops-up in Camden

by Newsdesk - Monday October 30, 2017 4:10 pm

Mr Ji, a take on Taiwanese fried chicken, pops-up for five weeks only in Camden Town from Monday 6th November.

Helping to feed London’s obsession with fried chicken, Mr Ji (Ji meaning chicken in Taiwanese) will offer diners a fast food experience inspired by the bustling night markets of Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city.  

On the menu, re-interpreted by head chef Simon Whiteside (the creative brain behind award-winning Hook in Camden Town), which is accidently gluten-free, you’ll find the‘Big Ji’, a large chicken breast, butterflied and flattened, the Half Ji and the Mini Ji’s, bitesize crispy fried chicken thighs, all of which are 100% free range chicken, marinated in a chilli, garlic, ginger and five spice mix then fried in a crisp Taiwanese coating.

Choose your chicken and then choose your power powder, here traditional dipping sauces have been replaced with a selection making for a far lighter food experience, options include cayenne, ketchup, BBQ, curry and Mr Ji’s secret mix.

Mr Ji’s ‘Chicken Tips’ provide something extra - crispy fried chicken wing tips seasoned with seven spice powder. There's also the Hot and Sour Soup with chicken, zesty mustard greens and pickle

Plus Sweet Potato Fries, seasoned with a unique plum powder or Warm Sweet Potato and Ginger Doughnuts glazed with a ginger sugar either.

In Taiwan, it is customary to enjoy a freshly-made infused Taiwanese tea with fried chicken, so at Mr Ji  try the jasmine, blood orangeand hibiscus or oolong, lemon & honey tea to refresh the palate and balance the spiciness of the fried chicken. There’s also an option to ‘spike’ your tea with a shot of whisky, vodka or gin.

Mr Ji

63-65 Parkway,

Camden Town,

London NW1 7PP

www.mrjirestaurants.com 

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