An Odd and Delicious Gift For Home Cooks

Posted: December 19, 2012 by Nathan Kam in Eating and Drinking
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With only six more days until Christmas, if you’re still trying to figure out what to get for that special someone, hard to shop for family member or friend, let me offer you this recommendation: Chicken Fried Mix from Y. Hata & Co. Value Store on Sand Island Access Road.

I’m dead serious.

A family member introduced us to this wonder flour several years ago. I’m not sure what’s in it, but it makes homemade fried chicken crisp, flavorful and delicious. But don’t let the name on the label fool you. We’ve tried this magical seasoned flour on pan fried pork chops, sauteed fish, and use it as a substitute for all-purpose flour when trying to get fancy with vegetables at home. The results are ono pork chops (almost like Side Street Inn in terms of flavor), a nice crisp coating on fish, and enhanced flavor all around.

I’m curious to find out what’s in the mix since it’s so delicious. The label doesn’t disclose the ingredients, but the display in the store says it’s from McCormick’s. There doesn’t seem to be MSG in it, because I don’t get tired or swell up after eating it. If you happen to be reading this and know, please leave a comment.

Long story short, if you want to get a versatile and delicious gift for that person who’s impossible to shop for, consider this awesome Chicken Fried Mix seasoned flour from Y. Hata & Co.

Every home kitchen should have this in the pantry. In the immortal words of Aunty Marialani, “Go check ’em now, go check ’em now, go check ’em now, go!”

Happy Holidays!

Y. Hata & Co. Value Store
285 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819

  1. Kieran says:

    It’s the first time I find your blog and I ought to state that after a few minutes, the content definitely grabbed me.

  2. Have you tried this on boneless skinless chicken thighs? Skinless fried chicken just sounds sad, though.

    • Nathan Kam says:

      Rae, I have not…but I imagine it would make it delicious. Something in the flower (maybe it’s cornstarch) makes things extra crispy and the seasoning is delicious. When I use it, I don’t salt the protein too much as the flour adds a lot of flavor. Would make a yummy batter in place of chicken skin. 🙂

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