A Canadian expat that has been living abroad in Asia since 2003, Carrie moved from China to Taiwan in 2006 to teach English as a Second Language. Today, she and her husband are co-owners of Reach To Teach Recruiting . Carrie also works as a freelance travel writer and photographer, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on Google+ or on Twitter @globetrotteri.

28 responses to “Dim-Sum-Style Chicken Feet”

  1. Tuan

    Thank a lot! I had been looking for this recipe for a while. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Pamela Johnston

    I am VERY HAPPY to have found this recipe. I lived in Hong Kong for six years many years ago, and I’ve never been able to locate this recipe before. I LOVE ‘em, and duck’s web, too. Thank you Very, Very much for this recipe. I can’t wait to try these…

    I have recently developed a skin condition for which I need to eat lots of collagen-rich foods – and chicken feet are rich in collagen. I tried eating them boiled (since I wasn’t able to locate the Cantonese dim sum recipe), and it was grim! This will make it easy for me to get the collagen I need, and in the manner I MUCH prefer! Thank you again SO MUCH!!!!!

  3. Pamela Johnston

    Just left a thank you note. Looked everywhere for YOUR note on maltose sugar, but couldn’t find it. Is this a liquid, like malt syrup?

    Thank you for your response.

  4. pluckandfeather.com » Cooking an Old Hen

    [...] The Joy of Cooking says that gizzards and hearts make a good stew. Traditionally, they are chopped up and used in stuffing for the bird. The liver can be sautéed and also ground for pâté. Backs, necks and feet (really well cleaned) can be used for stock. Chicken feet can also be prepared Dim Sum style. [...]

  5. RC

    Thank you for this recipe. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  6. marriagemarkers

    thank you for sharing this. we like chicken feet but they always cook it the same way and we are getting tired of it. we will try this one. thanks! :D

  7. Fe

    Thank you very much for sharing this recipe and looking forward to trying it! Have been on the search for a while and quite surprised that my cookbook on 1,000 Recipes from China didn’t have it.

  8. wombat

    this recipe is very close to my husbands family recipe, he is chinese/cambodian.

    I could not remember the recipe though, and I stumbled accross yours, and there it was, so close, so good, thanks for taking the time to post it!

    in case you were curious, his family uses regular sugar mixed with a bit dark soy sauce before frying, and they use fermented whole black beans, but the rest is pretty close!!


  9. balayanglash

    my husband and i always order congee and chicken feet when we go to a dimsum house. we started to like the combination way back in the Philippines. Lately when we go to dimsum houses and we look for chicken feet, more likely than not, they run out of it. Many times we end up finishing lunch without the chicken feet.

    I am so glad I stumbled into your recipe. I will start preparing it tonight and have congee and chicken feet for lunch tomorrow, at home. Hmmmmm… looking forward to it. Thank you for posting!

  10. yohana

    Hi Carrie,
    thanks so much for the recipe…. I went shopping this morning with hubby and he decided to buy a kilo of chicken feet, and wanna cook chicken feet dim sum style! never cook chicken feet before.. so I googled the recipe and I found yours!! that’s really help!!…… He is cooking now… :))

  11. Flordeliza T. Dalipe (flor)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love gnawing the feet, especially with a glass of San Miguel beer. Good cooking

  12. wendy leatham

    This is one of the most yummiest dishes I have found yet that is authentic and easy to make at home. Though it takes a little time it is worth it. I have a chinese sister in law from beijing and she has just had a baby, her mother couldn’t make it down to australia and she was feeling home sick. So I made some of her favorite dishes and she loved the chicken feet most of all.
    Thank you Carrie for posting this wonderful recipe.

  13. Embracing the strange

    [...] Phoenix talons (chicken feet in black bean sauce) very slightly adapted from My Several Worlds [...]


    I made this recipe, It was great. My wife who grew up eating these said it was great too. I was happy it reminder her of her home. I enjoyed them too.

  15. Danilo Ysmael

    this is great!….adds to my collection ….

  16. Jet

    This is great! Gotta do this. My wife love this. Thanks for the info!

  17. Gary

    Great recipe!!! Thanks !!! I sometimes see chicken feet that’s white and not cooked with soy. I was wondering if you knew that recipe too.

  18. carol

    thanks for sharing this recipe my husband and i craving this recipe most of the time.try to cook this soon..

  19. Enone

    thanks for sharing your recipe. my sons (teens ) just love chicken feet, dim sum. can’t wait to cook this. can i buy sake at any Chinese store or is there a substitute for sake?

  20. christina

    hi carrie, i have been wanting to cook this dish. My family love this dish at the Ah Yat Dim sum restaurent. So glad I come across your recipe. Gonna cook this dish for them But I have some doubt.
    What is Chinese parsley roots ? Can you also translate to cantonese?
    Can I use rice wine instead of Sake?

    Thank you,

  21. Jayson

    Hi carie found your recipe helpful, can I use regular sugar instead of malt sugar?its quite difficult to find malt sugar here in the Philippines

  22. Steamed Chicken Feet | Dim Sum Central - The Best Recipes, Pictures, Translations and Descriptions

    [...] HT: Recipe adapted from My Several Worlds. [...]

  23. Paul C.

    Awesome, I subbed the maltese sugar with maple sirup, followed exact…til the marinade which i used shanghai pickling sauce….(like a malt/vinegar rice wine type of thing) …. turned out better than anything you have ever tasted!!

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