The Search For Bourbon Chicken Leads Us Back to Hop Won
Last week, we received a tweet from Phoenix_3_Tears with the question:
“Do you guys know of a place where they sell Bourbon Chicken? Like the ones back in Manhattan Mall?”
That sent us on a search. We hadn’t heard anything about the confusingly named dish since DC Fusion Cafe closed, but we found out that Hop Won Express, Hing Won’s twin sister, has a Bourbon Chicken daily special on their menu for $6.47.
This was the first time I ever tried bourbon chicken. I was pleased. They serve up a ton of meat, they ask you if you want broccoli (I did), and there’s plenty of rice. It’s a dry dish with no sauce — just tender, charred chicken with a hint of sweetness and saltiness (probably soy sauce) over simple white rice (but you can ask for fried rice, too).
It’s also very quick… hence the name Express. I was in and out in about two minutes.
So, hopefully this will answer Pheonix’s question. Any die hard bourbon chicken fans out there who can critique? Anyone know of another place that serves bourbon chicken? Let us know in the comments.
Hop Won Express, 139 E. 45th St. (btw. Lex+3rd), 212-661-4280