Have you ever seen or heard of a black chicken? Not a black-feathered chicken, but a chicken that is black from its skin right down to its bones? How do you think this would taste? If you were served this as chicken pepper soup in a Chinese restaurant, would you go for it? BLESSING EKUM looks into the culinary world where the black chicken is king.
There is black and there is white. Does it come as a surprise that just as there are white chickens, there just might be black ones?
The black chicken, known as Silkie chicken, has fluffy feathers that feel like silk and a dark-blue to dark-grey pigment with black bones.
They are commonly found in Asia and form an interesting part of their cuisine. The meat is said to taste just like the more conventional chicken, though it is more prepared as soup than in other means