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These Expensive Thunder-Thighed “Dragon Chickens” Are A Staple Dish In Vietnam’s Lunar New Year

today19 January 2023



Do you love eating chicken?

I do and personally, I feel that chicken is such a universal food since every corner of the globe has their own methods of preparing it.

However, regardless of your opinion on poultry-based dishes, I’m willing to bet that most people have never seen chickens like these and it might give you a whole new perspective on the classic insult of referring to someone as “chicken legs”.

source: Malay Mail

Pictured above is the Dong Tao chicken, also referred to as a ‘Dragon Chicken’. This breed of chickens are a delicacy among the elite of Vietnam who feast on these thunder-thighed mothercluckers during Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

According to the Malay Mail, Le Van Hien, who breeds these Dong Tao chickens on his farm near Hanoi, Vietnam claimed that the price of a single chicken could cost up to $2000 (RM8,660) depending on how healthy they are.

The name Dong Tao

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Written by: Syakir Roslan