Fine dining chef Eric Huang pivots to making fried chicken in Queens so good it has 6-week wait

FRESH MEADOWS, Queens (WABC) — As many people and businesses have had to pivot during the pandemic, a gourmet chef in NYC has found success with fried chicken. In fact, it’s become so popular you can only order it online and only if you know the secret code.

“People just really want to eat something great and have it conveniently delivered,” said Eric Huang, chef, and owner of Pecking House.

It sounds great, but fried chicken was never the plan for this former fine-dining chef.

Huang spent 10 years cooking in some of New York’s most exclusive restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park, which was voted best in the world four years ago.

He left last January with ill-fated hopes of running his own high-end kitchen.

“I was like, I want to be a Michelin star chef and that’s what I worked toward for 10 years, and then obviously

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Silky Pork Dumplings, Good Luck Soup, and a Big Bowl of Kimchi

“I always look forward to Lunar New Year, but New Year’s Eve seems to just creep up on you, especially when you have restaurants,” says Sohui Kim, chef and co-owner of Insa (as well as The Good Fork, which closed in 2020, and Gage & Tollner, which is due to open in 2021). “It’s a big deal at the restaurant, and I’m usually at work—so I never get my act together to celebrate it properly.”

Still, she always finds a way to make the holiday special, usually by cooking a meal for extended family at her home in Brooklyn. This year, Kim says the celebration will require some improvising—and some Zoom time. “The shadow of the coronavirus is pretty dark—so we have to be strategic in how we do it,” she notes. Having video guests may make this Lunar New Year feel a bit different than those in the

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When the prescription for good health is good food

SNAP-Ed New York offers Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program to support patients and local farmers

PENN YAN – What is the connection between having access to healthy food and one’s physical health? According to the New York State Prevention Agenda area of Preventing Chronic Disease, food insecurity is an indicator for both poor nutrition and poor health. In the Southern Finger Lakes region, 12.2% of residents struggle with food insecurity, making it difficult to have consistent access to healthy foods and supporting a reliance on quick, cheap, and easy foods.

The need for increasing the consumption of healthy foods is clear – in the Finger Lakes Region, only one in seven adults consumes the recommended number of fruits per day, and only one in ten consumes the recommended number of vegetables. Not coincidentally, the rate of overweight or obese adults is 65% across the region. The solution? Food as medicine.

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Chinese restaurant causes a stir with its ‘extremely honest’ menu that admits its dishes are ‘not that good’

A CHINESE restaurant owner has caused a stir for his “extremely honest” descriptions of its food.

Feigang Fei admits that one of the dishes being served up at Aunt Dai’s in Montreal, Canada is “not that good”.

Feigang Fei holding his restaurant's menu

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Feigang Fei holding his restaurant’s menuCredit: Facebook
He confesses to this dish's shortcomings

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He confesses to this dish’s shortcomingsCredit: Twitter

The restaurant has been open for seven years but has gone viral after a Twitter user Kim Belair posted a few of Fei’s descriptions from the menu.

The orange beef on the menu us “not THAT good” compared to the restaurant’s General Tao Chicken, he says.

He also admits he’s “not a huge fan” of sweet and spicy pork strips because it’s different to the version he ate at university in China.

Fei tells customers he “did NOT have a chance to try” the satay beef when he wrote the description though the cumin

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