Skip to comments.Hot Sauce and Panko Unveils Ramen Wings
Posted on 12/17/2013 2:53:13 PM PST by nickcarraway
Hot Sauce and Panko, the five-table wing emporium in the Central Richmond that has already won hearts and minds with its bulgogi, honey salty crispy pepper, and hot chili crunch wings, has released a new product: fried ramen wings with pour-on sauce. Anyone familiar with this impish Korean joint is probably delighted that they've gotten in on the ramen-derivative craze. See Also: Four Bowls of Soup to Keep You Warm and Toasty This Fall Xi An Gourmet Brings a Hard-to-Find Regional Chinese Cuisine to the Richmond
At six pieces for $6.99, it's incrementally more expensive than the typical HS&P offering, and a slightly smaller portion size. The crunch of noodle fragments baked into the breading was very satisfying but the wings cried out for a little salt or seasoning. While the "pour-on" sauce is a colorful and pleasantly vinegary addition, if you want to add some heat to your basket, you'll have to grab some actual hot sauce. (Don't worry too much. There's at least a half-dozen to choose among -- plus about 300 more lining the retail wall, many of which you may sample.)
Hot Sauce and Panko adamantly refuses to refer to itself as a restaurant -- partly because of the size, partly because there is no public restroom. It's a quirky place, and the menu rotates weekly, so it's no guarantee the fried ramen wings will last forever. Somewhere, another fad is percolating.
Hot Sauce and Panko, 1545 Clement St., (415) 387-1908
Too bad it’s on the wrong side of the Bay.
I’d drive that far to try it.
It’s on the wrong side of the country...I was hoping for Richmond, Virginia.
What is bulgogi? is that in the same category as "Chipotle" and "fine Corinthian leather"?
We once had a refrigerator fail in our lake house. In the freezer, we had an *unopened* bag of the boneless frozen chicken breast. When we arrived on Friday to the lovely aroma, the chicken - unopened and inside a closed freezer - was crawling with maggots.
Didn’t dwell on that fact long so we could eat chicken again, but, the Ramen wings bring back that memory. Don’t think I can go there..
No. Bulgogi is a Korean grilled beef dish.
Bulgogi is basically a sesame beef dish. Thin strips of good beef cut very thin and marinated with soy, sugar, ginger, garlic and a few other things. I’ve seen it fixed a couple different ways - grilled, stewed in a hot pot, etc. Done right, it’s absolutely delicious. I always had it served with lettuce leaf wrappers and chili-bean paste.
Years ago I retired military guy told me about arriving for his first time in Korea. The Sargent told him if he was hungry to go across the street and order some gogi and noodles, really good stuff.
Sargent told him when he got back the gogi was dog.
Were the maggots inside the sealed bags of chicken ? That’s just yucky .
Naw. You would get some decent grits with it in Dixie.
It looks great!
It was Tyson brand. It is disgusting to think about, but my best guess is there were flies in the processing plant that laid eggs on the chicken before it was frozen.
There is no such thing as, TOO HOT.. I love the stuff, and have concocted a Habanero sauce, that can remove the chrome off a trailer hitch.. yep.. :)
Hell on Earth Habanero Sauce
Not for the faint of heart.. Warning, WEAR GLOVES when ever handling Habanero Peppers, and do not inhale the mixture while blending.. Woo Hoo
2 whole Roma Tomatoes, Halved
1 whole Medium Onion, Halved
3 cloves Garlic, Smashed
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
8 whole Habanero Peppers, Stemmed
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder
¼ cups Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
¾ cups Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
Begin by preheating your oven 425 degrees. Lay the tomatoes, onions and garlic on a baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper, and cook unto the onions are roasted, about 15 minutes.
Remove the sheet of veggies, place them in a blender along with the remaining ingredients, and blend. Blend until you have a pureed sauce of habaneros and veggies. Pour into a sealed tight container and use as needed.
That looks like they just crushed dry Ramens and rolled them into the batter. Yuck.
I've seen it spelled several different ways, but I'd highly recommend you get to your nearest Korean restaurant and order some.
My absolute favorite Korean dish.
First time I had it we were having a few beers and a dog was barking outside. When we got our food we noticed the barking had stopped. Was good stuff no matter how it was made.
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