Chef Liu Houston proudly present the Vine Pepper Chicken, featuring organic Chicken drumstick meat and Vine Peppercorn from Sichuan China.
Vine Pepper, also called Vine Peppercorns, Teng (藤) Jiao(椒) in Chinese, is one type of peppercorns commonly used in Sichuan Cuisine as a replacement and upgrade for Sichuan Peppcorns. Vine Peppercorns can give the same tingly kick and numbing impact as the regular Sichuan Peppercorns. The difference is the strong fragrance it has compared to Sichuan Peppercorns. Based on its characteristics, many Sichuan dishes have been developed to exemplify its uniquely combination of fragrance and taste. Vine Peppercorns has much stronger fragrance when it's fresh. The reason is the drying process will eliminate much fragrance.
At Chef Liu Houston, we use fresh Vine Pepper to create series of dishes including Chicken, Fish and other food materials. For Vine Pepper Chicken, we use a special paper bowl on a small stove on the table. You can enjoy the dish while the paper bowl is heated.
For the food materials, the dish uses the meat from Chicken drumsticks because of its rich texture. We use organic Chicken to provide a healthier option for our customers. Underneath the chicken, onion slices are used which provides a different texture after you take a bite at chicken.
For the ingredients, Vine Peppercorns are poured on top of chicken with hot vegetable oil while bird eye chili pepper pieces are peppered over the top. Other ingredients include scallions, Sichuan peppercorns, salt and sugar.