Gordon Ramsay Rinsed For Dish At New Restaurant Featuring A Whole Bird Claw
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Often when we dine out, it can be good to be confronted with something new. Sure, it's nice to know what you like and to appreciate the old favourites you've been eating for decades, but you do run the risk of falling into culinary complacency.
Well, over at Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant, it seems people aren't quite up to the challenge - and that's because the bold new territory he wants us to venture into involves an entire bird's leg, with its claw and talons still attached.
Ramsay posted a photo of a plate of food from Lucky Cat, his new Asian-themed restaurant opening in London in June.
There was nothing in the caption to reveal more about the mysterious dish, which meant Instagrammers were left to chat among themselves about what the hell was going on with what looked like a bird's foot. Needless to say, most people didn't have anything particularly positive to say about what they saw.
One person commented: "Take 1 chicken leg. Leave the foot on (it's easier). Fry. Add a nettle leaf. Dollop of sauce. Charge a fortune. Yeah Nar."
Someone else quipped: "KFF Kentucky Fried Foot."
Another wrote: "What the fuck is this God awful shite been served up bet it's expensive shite as well."
A fourth said angrily: "SHAME ON YOU @gordongram THAT SHIT IS DISGUSTING!"
Another person tried to be nice, but ended up saying what everyone else thought, writing: "Looks nice apart from the scrawny bone with claws."
Others also said it looked as though the bird's leg would bake a 'decent back scratcher', while someone said they'd seen 'better plates on Kitchen Nightmares'.
Mind you, some people tried to help Gordon out a bit, explaining that unusual cuts like chicken feet are considered a delicacy in some places.
However, there was one vital thing that was still a bit off about the whole thing.
One person explained: "Asians eat chicken feet without the nails. How gross to be served chicken feet with nails!"
Another said: "Been eating chicken feet my whole life, I've never seen them cook with the nails attached."
A third wrote: "Chicken feet are a delicacy in China, an acquired taste but quite nice."
And a fourth added: "In Indonesia we called it cekerayam but we cut the nails."
I mean, I'm all for trying new things - and for using up all parts of an animal or bird - but I don't know if I'd be able to chow down on some bird claws.
Personally, I'm just curious to find out what the dish actually is. On the Lucky Cat menu there's a 'bonito fried duck leg bao' with spicy hoisin, spring onions and cucumbers (yours for £27), but that doesn't look like any bao I've ever eaten... So what on Earth is it?
What we do know is that Ramsay has been inspired by 'the culture, the flavours and the incredible cooking' of Asia, having toured and worked in most of the continent over the course of his career.
"Lucky Cat has been a long-time vision for me and I can't wait to bring it to life," he said in a statement.
"We've got a great team on the project and we're ready to bring something really special to London this summer."