Momofuku’s David Chang blasts Costco’s rotisserie rooster

Momofuku's David Chang blasts Costco's rotisserie chicken

David Chang, the superstar chef who based the Michelin-starred Momofuku restaurant, isn’t an enormous fan of Costco’s rotisserie rooster.

“I acquired a sizzling take,” Chang mentioned throughout this week’s edition of “The David Chang Show” podcast.

“I believe the Costco rooster is the worst rotisserie rooster,” he mentioned.

“They’re not good. They’re not seasoned.” 

Chang continued: “The rationale why it’s necessary to have it correctly seasoned is, you would possibly eat it the subsequent day chilly — and it’s gotta style good chilly.”

“And there’s one thing about all of the nitrates and all of the crap they pump into that rooster that makes that rooster breast much more disgusting the subsequent day when it’s chilly… It’s inedible. It truly is.”

The Publish has sought remark from Costco.

Chang mentioned that the $4.99 worth level makes it engaging for some consumers.

“If I used to be like a weightlifter on Atkins [diet] then I might simply be shopping for that continuous,” he mentioned.

Chang, 45, is the famed restaurateur behind the Michellin-starred Momofuku restaurant group.
Chang, 45, is the famed restaurateur behind the Michellin-starred Momofuku restaurant group.
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Chang additionally complained that whereas procuring at Costco, he had to purchase two chickens though he solely wished one.

Whereas he wanted to pay simply $25, which is the value of a single rooster within the common grocery store, Chang mentioned the packaging left one thing to be desired.

“After I acquired residence, I noticed they have been packaged in a single big bundle collectively,” he mentioned.

Chang mentioned he deliberate to prepare dinner one and put the opposite one within the freezer, however the clean-up concerned pressured him to rethink. He ultimately determined to freeze each chickens.

“When you pop open that plastic it’s going to be a geyser of rooster juice far and wide,” Chang mentioned.

Chang said that Costco's rotisserie chicken is
Chang mentioned that one cause Costco’s rotisserie chickens are “not good” is as a result of “they’re not seasoned.”
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“ what’s going to occur,” he mentioned.

“That is once I know I’m turning into my mother. I’ll purchase a recent rooster earlier than I take advantage of these two frozen chickens.”

Chang added: “It is a dilemma, and because of this, as a developed nation, we’re all going to perish into hell.” 

The restaurateur did reward Costco’s brisket, which he purchased for $49 however would have gladly paid $149.

“Should you purchased that at Complete Meals, it will be 150 bucks,” Chang mentioned.

Costco has sought to maintain prices down throughout a interval of record-high inflation. Final yr, the corporate adhered to its plan to maintain its sizzling canine and soda mixture at an inexpensive $1.50.

Chang, nevertheless, was vital of the truth that Costco doesn’t provide its customers baggage throughout their go to to their shops.

“That’s the equal of going to a restaurant with no silverware,” he mentioned.