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Year of the Takeout Day 205: Fo Ying

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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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