Sichuan Chicken Burger Feast MR JI
Sichuan Chicken Burger Feast MR JI
Sichuan Chicken Burger Feast MR JI
Sichuan Chicken Burger Feast MR JI
Sichuan Chicken Burger Feast mr-ji
Sichuan Chicken Burger Feast MR JI
Sichuan Chicken Burger Feast MR JI
Sichuan Chicken Burger Feast MR JI
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Sichuan Chicken Burger

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“This menu is a little taste of Mr Ji, centred around our hugely popular Sichuan burger” says restaurant co-founder Ana Gonçalves “our customers go mad for this dish because it has it all – it’s salty, sweet, slightly spicy, crunchy and fresh all at once”.

To make it, free-range chicken thighs are brined for 24 hours, then double-coated in egg, milk and seasoned flour before being deep-fried. These steps are the secrets to Mr Ji’s succulent meat and extra crunchy, deeply golden coating. Once fried, the chicken is drizzled with a chilli oil made with Sichuan peppercorns and mild Korean chilli flakes, for a subtly spicy, Sichuan-inspired flavour. It’s then sandwiched into a pineapple bun – “this traditional Chinese bun doesn’t actually have any pineapple in it,” explains Ana “but it gets its name because of its crackled, sugared crust, which looks a bit like pineapple skin.” The sweetness of the bun complements the intensely savoury fried chicken, which is also paired with garlicky house-made yoghurt mayonnaise, cooling cucumber, fresh coriander and finely sliced onions.

For something sharp to enjoy alongside the burger, the team serves its Taiwanese-inspired, ‘24k’ golden kimchi. “This isn’t a classic Korean fermented kimchi,” explains Ana, “it’s more of a pickled cabbage salad, which we make by combining gently cooked carrots with salted, lightly pickled cabbage, spring onions and ginger for a fresh, zingy taste.”