Thursday, September 23, 2010
Saturday's Ferry Plaza farmers' market was drizzly and humid, the kind of day that makes you seek shelter in the warm embrace of a hot meal. We wound our way around the market, until something on the menu at 4505 Meats decided it for us, with a name ― Chicken Yum Yum ― we found impossible to resist. If nothing else, we needed a little humor.
The name might have been playful, but the sandwich was seriously delicious: a spiced chicken filet dipped in a thin cornmeal batter and fried, wedged onto a toasted and buttered bun dressed with peppery aioli, and decorated with a tangy mixture of lightly pickled zucchini, peppers, jalapeños, and tomatoes that seemed to express summer better than the sky seemed capable of.