Chicken Feet from Great Wall Cuisine: 100 Favorite Dishes
Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
54. Chicken Feet from Great Wall Cuisine
See also: 10 Best Offal Dishes in Metro Phoenix
Finding good offal in Phoenix isn't hard to do; you just have to know where to look. A perfect place to start is at Great Wall Cuisine on West Camelback Road. This unassuming but spacious restaurant is one of the most popular places for dim sum in the Valley.
The Sunday morning spread is impressive, with cart after cart of Chinese specialties rolling past your table. There are tempting and familiar plates of fried noodles, dumplings, and egg rolls to choose from -- but also more adventurous options, like the barbecued chicken feet.
There's something seriously satisfying about digging into the gelatinous little feet, navigating the abundance of tiny bones to suck out pieces of flavorful meat, tendon, and fat. It's the kind of dish that requires patience and skill to eat -- particularly without making a giant mess -- but we always look forward to seeing them land on our table.
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