Sunday, June 09, 2013

Chego Sour Cream Hen House

Chego Sour Cream Hen House, originally uploaded by ~db~.

Unable to go last week, I was jonesing for some Chego! yesterday. The next thing to try on the list was the Sour Cream Hen House, described as a marinated grilled chicken rice bowl w/ fried egg, Chinese broccoli, sour cream sambal, Thai basil, toasted sesame and red jalapeno.

The chicken was cooked perfectly, though I wish the pieces were a bit bigger. As with their other dishes, the contrasts between the fried, fresh, crunchy, and unctuous elements all compliment each other very well. But the real central player here is that pink sambal. Starting with a small taste by itself, I was at first overwhelmed, in a good way, by its creamy texture and full flavor bursting in my mouth. Then I was overwhelmed, in a very different way, by its big big heat. Like Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! heat. Not a bad thing, it was instead a nice surprise. Taken as part of the whole, the sambal just adds yet more delicious contrast.

A really good dish if you're looking for in-your-face heat. Literally. Under $10.


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