Year of the Takeout Day 190: China Max (Do Chickens Have Balls?)


Fried Chicken Balls from China Max, Seaport (89 S. Street Seaport Pier 17, 212-285-0086)

So what exactly is a chicken ball, you might ask?

China Max apparently has an answer to this question.

Like poultry hush puppies, these starchy, mealy spheres maintain a vaguely fishy vibe.

Though mashed, shaped, and filled with plentiful bread product, they miraculously remain meaty and moist, and wind up being a bit hard to resist when dipped in chili sauce.

The balls plus two other entrees cost $8.70.

FYI: The veggies and chicken with broc are executed quite skilfully, considering they have been simmering on a steam table all day.


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