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Sunday Birdies Popcorn Chicken

By Chef Deuki Hong

A lemon, garlic, and five spice marinade fills the chicken with flavor, while the accompanying fried rice cakes add a chewy-crispy texture contrast that’s totally addictive.

A lemon, garlic, and five spice marinade fills the chicken with flavor, while the accompanying fried rice cakes add a chewy-crispy texture contrast that’s totally addictive.

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A no-brainer yummy snack

“This simple dish saved my first San Francisco venture, Sunday Bird. Honestly, the place sucked when it opened. I cheffed it up too much instead of making food people wanted to eat. I changed the whole concept over two days, and this popcorn chicken was the hero of the new menu.”

-Deuki Hong

Spices in this Recipe Card

Five Spice

Native to: China

Complex and warming, this blend of fennel, star anise, cloves, Indonesian cinnamon, black pepper, and Sichuan pepper has a uniquely deep and spicy flavor that’s not hot.

The name “Five Spice” comes not from the number of spices in the mix, but the five flavors—sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and pungent—that blend together and are canonical elements in Chinese cuisine.

Native to: China
Executive Chef & Owner
The Sunday Family

Meet

Deuki Hong

Deuki is a Korean-American chef who moved to the U.S. at the age of 1. Deuki was the Executive Chef of the smash-hit Baekjeong NYC in Manhattan’s Koreatown, and is also the co-author of the New York Times best seller, Koreatown: A Cookbook. In 2017, Deuki launched Sunday Hospitality Group in San Francisco, which has concepts such as Sunday Bird, Sunday Gather, and Sunday at the Museum inside the Asian Art Museum.

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Q
What was your favorite childhood snack growing up?
A

Spam right out of the can, fresh kimchi and white rice. Don’t judge me.

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What’s the most overlooked ingredient?
A

Salt. Salt your damn food, people.

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What's your favorite off-the-beaten-path spice you wish more people knew about?
A

Perilla. It’s the only one we Koreans have.

Q
What historical figure do you secretly think was a great chef?
A

Jesus. With the whole water to wine thing, the 5 loaves 2 fish bonanza, and all that Bread of Life talk… he was for sure a great chef, or at the bare minimum a serious foodie.

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Late Nite Koreatown

Keep the party going with shareable snacks and sides that epitomize Korean comfort food. From classic favorites to modern twists, there’s something for every craving.

By Chef Deuki Hong
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