Pok Pok Wings (Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings)
Pok Pok wings especially the ones using vietnamese fish sauce wings are very popular especially after an American Chef, Andy Ricker,the owner of Pok Pok restaurant brought this traditional Vietnamese dish to America. Pok Pok wings are so easy to make at your home and you’ll find the amazing taste of Pok Pok wings that will make you want to have them again and again.
Pok Pok which is actually a pounding sound created by a pestle against a mortar during the making of SOM TAM (Thai Green Papaya Salad) now becomes well-known restaurant chains in America.
Andy Ricker first opened his modest Pok Pok Restaurant in Portland,Oregon ,but now you can also find Pok Pok restaurant in New York,the culinary capital of America.
When Andy Ricker opened Pok Pok restaurant in New York, a famous food writer , Francis Lam wrote in NEW YORK TIMES and described Andy’s arrival to New York like this “…the Beatles were about to touchdown at Kennedy.”
Pok pok wings are very popular and legendary in the world of food.No wonder Pok Pok wings become one favorite menu in the flourishing Pok Pok Restaurants.
The Pok Pok Wings recipe that you are about to try is named after a Vietnamese chef,Ike, who created this menu.That’s why it is called “Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings”.
This recipe is easy enough,just gather the ingredients,marinate,deep fry and coat the wings with the sauce.
You’re going to have a crispy,savory, a little bit salty and sweet Pok Pok Wings with a strong aroma from the deep-fried garlic.
HOW MANY CALORIES PER SERVING?
No need to worry,this recipe has only 368 calories per serving.
POK POK WINGS RECIPE
COURSE : MAIN COURSE
CUISINE : ASIAN (VIETNAMESE)
KEYWORD : POK POK WINGS RECIPE
SERVING SIZE : 4 PEOPLE
PREP TIME : 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME : 20 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME : 30 MINUTES
- 1/4 cup of fish sauce
- 1/4 cup of superfine sugar
- 5 crushed cloves of garlic
- 3 minced cloves of garlic
- 1 ½ pounds of chicken wings
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon of chopped mint
1.Prepare a bowl and then whisk the fish sauce,sugar and crushed garlic.Put the chicken wings into the bowl and shake to coat.Put the coated chicken wings in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
2.Heat up 2 tablespoon of oil in a small frying pan.Put the minced garlic into the frying pan and cook over moderate heat for about 3 minutes until the minced garlic becomes golden and then drain the minced garlic in the paper towels.
3.Prepare a big cooking pot and then heat 2 inches of oil to 350.Then, pat dried the chicken wings on paper towels and reserve the marinated chicken wings.In a shallow bowl,put the cornstarch and add the chicken wings and turn them to coat.Deep fry the chicken wings for about 10 minutes until the chicken wings become golden.Drain them on paper towels and move them into a big bowl.
4.Prepare a small sauce pan and simmer the marinated chicken wings for 5 minutes over moderate high heat.Strain over and toss the chicken wings.Finally,put the cilantro,mint and fried garlic on the top of chicken wings.Voila,you have The Legendary Pok Pok Wings.