Two words I had never thought about putting together, since as far as I know chickens don't have teeth. But in Jakarta it describes this fuzzy stuff, which is popular on buns at the upscale bakeries that are popping up everywhere:
I don't how they turn chicken into floss. I'm not sure I want to know. It's actually rather tasty, though. This kind is called "Fire Floss," because it's hot-chili flavored.
This particular bakery is a Singaporean chain called BreadTalk, which is very trendy these days. They cleverly placed it on my route to the gym at Plaza Semanggi.
BreadTalk has done something else smart: they put the kitchen right in front, behind a glass wall, so you can see the whole thing. It's so clean and shiny it looks like you could do surgery in there. The chefs bustle around in their spotless white uniforms and everything runs like clockwork. Clean and organized: two words you don't think of very often in relation to Jakarta. So going to the bakery is like a brief vacation to a world that makes sense ... with pastry!