Phoenix talons is a dish made of chicken feet, they are typically deep fried and steamed first to make them puffy before being stewed and simmered in a sauce flavored with black fermented beans, bean paste and sugar. After frying and steaming, chicken feet become very soft and you can easily chew the bones. It's important to cut off all the nails of the chicken feet before frying them.
Although foreigners might feel a bit apprehensive when hearing its name, the locals, especially the older generation, are very fond of this dish. Phoenix talons can be served as a snack, cold dish or main dish.