Chicken With Basil Sauce From Fo Ying (811 Eighth Avenue, 212-489-5008)
What the Fo?
Seriously, though, we wanted to know WTF was up with the $5.50 chicken with basil sauce — we imagined that it would have the features of a fusion dish, considering this restaurant offers pad Thai.
What we found was quite the opposite — and quite pleasant.
Many heaping chunks of chicken come covered in a traditional soy-based gravy, but plentiful fresh basil leaves and white onion slices add necessary crispness and lightness.
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