There are various breeds of black chickens in Asia. These chickens have black skin and meat. Some of them are completely black, whereas the Chinese “silkies” have white feathers. In China black chicken meat has been eaten since the 7th century for its medicinal properties. It’s still eaten today, mostly as a soup.
I’ve always been curious about this “other dark meat”, and when I found it in a restaurant with my favorite food, truffle, I couldn’t resist ordering a bowl. Unfortunately there was no apparent taste of truffle, but the black chicken was definitely there. The chicken looked a little strange with its black meat, but it tasted no different than any ordinary chicken. It was good chicken though, juicy and falling of the bone.
Fear Factor – 0 / Taste Test – 7