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Where can I buy fresh black chicken (Wu Gu / Wu Jie / Wu gai) in the Peninsula?

KK | Sep 26, 200512:00 AM

For those who don't know, black chicken is a skinny little version of our Foster Farms friend, black skinned, very boney and small, but very flavorful and nutritious. It is a wicked ingredient for slow cooked stewed soups, and its medicinal properties are quite amazing. In Chinese it is wu jie, though I've seen Wu Gu chicken on a label, and black silkie chicken on another.

Anyways the search is on. I've checked Foster City's 99 Ranch and Marina Market and neither of them carry fresh black chicken. Marina in Cupertino (De Anza/Stevens Creek) has some at an outrageous $15 each. 99 ranch in Cupertino Village is slightly cheaper, $10 to $13 depending on the size. These two are a bit out of the way for me. My next guess would be 99 ranch in Skyline Plaza, Daly City but that's still not much of a choice.

If anyone knows of a closer fresh source (and hopefully less expensive than in the South Bay) I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

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