The lumpy legs of the Dong Tao chicken -- named after the commune where they’re bred in northern Vietnam -- are considered a delicacy and are a particularly popular dish among the wealthy during Vietnamese new year, known as Tet. Photo: AFP
The lumpy legs of the Dong Tao chicken -- named after the commune where they’re bred in northern Vietnam -- are considered a delicacy and are a particularly popular dish among the wealthy during Vietnamese new year, known as Tet. Photo: AFP
Vietnam

Giant legs of Vietnam’s ‘dragon chicken’ a Lunar New Year delicacy

  • The lumpy legs of the Dong Tao chicken – named after the commune where it is bred in northern Vietnam – are popular during Vietnamese Lunar New Year
  • The breed with legs as thick as a brick that can fetch up to US$2,000 a head

The lumpy legs of the Dong Tao chicken -- named after the commune where they’re bred in northern Vietnam -- are considered a delicacy and are a particularly popular dish among the wealthy during Vietnamese new year, known as Tet. Photo: AFP
The lumpy legs of the Dong Tao chicken -- named after the commune where they’re bred in northern Vietnam -- are considered a delicacy and are a particularly popular dish among the wealthy during Vietnamese new year, known as Tet. Photo: AFP
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