I was asked why I hadn't done a recent "chicken wing" post to "add to my collection" exact quote this past weekend, so I decided to see if I had anything stored away....and I found I do. The sad thing here is.....well, I'll leave that to the end. So here goes.
777 Noodle House:
Yes, I've done posts on the chicken wings before, but during my last visit I noticed something called Jalapeno Wings on the menu. Well, I just had to try them out. Unfortunately, as you'll see in the photos, these weren't particularly good.
It's all about technique here......the wings were supposed to be made like Salt and Pepper Chicken wings, but they really blew it. The first fry was ok, but after scalding the chilies and onions, which also imparted nothing to the dish, the burned the wings making it bitter...also, these were greasy as well.....not very good eats.
I'll stick with my other favorites on the menu.
777 Noodle House
4686 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
Bao's Awesome Burgers (BABs):
After my initial post, a couple of folks told me how wrong I was about the place. None of those emails were especially compelling except the one that mentioned the wings....specifically the "Canton Wings". So after some contemplation....mostly over dealing with the parking...luckily the place opens before several of the other businesses, I made my way back to BABS and ordered the Canton Wings.
These smelled quite nice....I could make out a bit of cumin, but couldn't really taste it.....what made up most of the flavor was a ton of salt. When you were a kid, did you ever over-consume a bag of Lays? And then your lips burned from too much salt? That's pretty much what happened here.....I felt like a kid again, but not in a good way. The skin was crisp, wings were moist, but this were too salty for me.
Bao's Awesome Burgers and Sandwiches
4646 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
These just didn't cut it....at five bucks for three under-seasoned, soggy, rubbery wings. Definitely not one of the items on the menu that I'll order in the future.
Wa Dining Okan
3860 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
So there you go..... sadly, this one is an "o-fer three". Perhaps that's why I didn't do this sooner. I'm hoping for some better wings in my future.