I had Japanese Yakitori for dinner last night and one of the menu options was “Soft Chicken Bones” (“kappa”). So I thought – sign me up.
It took ages to prepare but eventually a plate with two skewers arrived. Each had five pieces of slighly charred cartilage from a chicken’s breast bone.
It was almost tasteless and had a slight crunchy texture – like dried out rubber. It took a while to chew through and then I spent much of the rest of the evening picking what felt like very small pieces of plastic out of my teeth.
In summary – good for the omnivore cred but otherwise not worth recommending. I think this is a shrewd way to get people to pay for something the restaurant would otherwise throw out.