5 tips and good addresses for simmering the best fried chicken in Paris

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Mamahuhu is the food collective created by two friends André and Lucas in 2017. The challenge? Demystify Chinese cuisine with their small restaurants with a festive atmosphere: the neighborhood canteen Panda Panda , the typical Hong Kong cha chaan teng called Tiger Tiger and Dumpling Queen , the address dedicated to take-out.

On the occasion of the release of their first cookbook Mamahuhu: Chinese pop and uninhibited cuisine published by Webedia Books , the boys reveal the secrets of their bestseller : Taiwanese fried chicken , served with pop -sweet corn . An absolute killing!

Instructions for use in 5 key steps!

1 - Stock up in good Asian spots in Paris

Mamahuhu's good addresses: “For chicken , no particular recommendation, your local butcher is enough. For panko , the Japanese breadcrumbs used for frying , you can find it in any Asian grocery store .

But if you are looking for a slightly special address, we recommend Koozo Mart next to Belleville, Kioko or K-mart. And for all that is vegetables, go to the markets of Bastille, or to that of Charonne ” .

Koozo Mart , 22 rue de Lappe, Paris 11th

Kioko , 46 rue des Petits Champs, Paris 2nd

K-Mart , 4-8 rue Saint-Anne, Paris 1e; 9 rue du Colisée, Paris 8th; 9-11 rue Robert de Flers, Paris 15th

2 - Establish the shopping list

For the fried chicken:

2 chicken thighs (boneless and with the skin on)

70 g panko breadcrumbs

30 g sweet potato starch

6 basil leaves

25 g of sweet popcorn

1 lime

vegetable oil for frying


For the marinade:

1 teaspoon of light soy sauce

1 teaspoon of chopped garlic

½ teaspoon sesame oil

½ teaspoon of a 5 spice blend

½ teaspoon of potato starch

½ teaspoon of chopped ginger

20 cl of fermented milk

1 pinch of Shichimi 7-spice blend or chili powder

salt pepper


For the spicy mayo:

500 g of good quality homemade or industrial mayonnaise

40 g of sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon Shichimi 7-spice blend

3 Marinate the chicken with love

Cut the chicken thighs into pieces of 50 to 60 g. Put them in a salad bowl with all the marinade ingredients, film and set aside in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (ideally the night before). After 2 hours, take out the preparation and let stand 10 to 15 minutes at room temperature.

4 Prepare according to the rules of the art

Combine the panko breadcrumbs and sweet potato starch in a bowl . Heat the oil in a saucepan over high heat, at around 180 ° C. Fry the basil leaves for a few seconds and set aside on paper towels. Dip the chicken pieces in the panko / sweet potato starch mixture. Then fry the chicken thighs in the same oil for 5-6 min. Drain and serve the chicken with the popcorn , fried basil and a dash of lime .

5: serve it with a good dose of pop culture

On the tasting side, you have two options:

  • Dip it in the spicy mayo . For the preparation, it's very simple: just mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, and it's ready!
  • Otherwise, we stuff him in bao . In this case, we buy our ready-made buns at Paris Store, Tang Frères or Maison Huang, and we carefully lay out a layer of spicy mayo before stuffing them with a piece of chicken.

Paris Store , 5 boulevard de la Villette, Paris 10; 10 boulevard de la Villette, Paris 19th; 10 rue de l'Evangile, Paris 18th district; 44 avenue d'Ivry, Paris 13th

Tang Frères , 8 rue de Belleville, Paris 20; 168 avenue de Choisy, Paris 13; 48 avenue d'Ivry, Paris 13th

Maison Huang , 5 rue de l'Échiquier, Paris 10th


Mamahuhu: Chinese pop and uninhibited cuisine , Lucas Sauquet and André Tan, Webedia Books, € 2 8


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