Fried chicken doesn't exactly jump to mind when you think Chinese cuisine, but there are many renditions, among the most famous being la zi ji, a Sichuan speciality of cubed and fried chicken tossed with garlic, ginger, peppercorns, chilies, sugar, and salt. I've heard that people call it "Chinese KFC." If so, then the street delicacy of salt and pepper fried chicken (椒盐排条) is Chinese Popeye's. It's ghetto with a capital "G." But like with Popeye's, we'd be lying if we said it doesn't hit the spot.
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