So do you know about the origin of beggar’s chicken? It happened long long ago. The federal dynasty imposed heavy tax on civilians, and people were deprived of everything. Family broken up, they strayed everywhere as beggars. One day, a beggar was floating in Changsu of Jiangsu Province, cold and hungry. Little by little, he couldn’t stand up and fainted. His fellow sufferers were trying to save him. They collected wood and burned it to warm him up. One fellow sufferer took out the only remained chicken and prepared to cook for him. But without any tools to cooking, they were very worried. Suddenly, one of them got an idea. He suggested wrapping up the chicken with slush, and putting the mud pie into fire to bake. They continuously collected wood and baked mud pie. Finally, when the chicken was fully cooked, they began to knock open mud. To everyone’s surprise, the feather was also falling off with mud, and the chicken smelled very nice. The aroma attracted all neighbors around. They came and couldn’t stop praising the unique cooking style and the unique taste.
Because the chicken is cooked in a sealed envelope, the original taste is perfectly kept, we can feel a fragrance coming when opening the grease proof papers. Only complain is that the chicken meat is a bit dry.
Restaurant Bukit Jugra (Banting)
Bukit Jugra (Permatang Pasir),
Opens from 1 am to 8 pm.