Swiss wing
TPK-style chicken wings in Swiss sauce at TPK Tsim Sha Tsui (20181012120848).jpg
Swiss wings served at Tai Ping Koon Restaurant
Alternative namesSwiss chicken wing
Place of originHong Kong
Main ingredientschicken wing, soy sauce, star anise, pepper, onion, ginger, garlic, sugar
Swiss wing
Traditional Chinese瑞士雞翼
Simplified Chinese瑞士鸡翼
Swiss Chicken Wings
Swiss Chicken Wings

Swiss wing (simplified Chinese: 瑞士鸡翼; traditional Chinese: 瑞士雞翼; Jyutping: seoi6 si6 gai1 jik6) is a kind of sweet soy sauce-flavored chicken wings served in some restaurants in Hong Kong.[1] It is marinated in sauce made up of soy sauce, sugar, Chinese wine, and spices. Despite the name "Swiss", it is unrelated to Switzerland. Instead, it is believed to have originated in either Hong Kong or Guangzhou.[2]


There are no concrete answers as to the source or the name of the dish. One story — likely to be a mere urban legend — goes that a Westerner came across the dish "sweetened soya sauce chicken wings" in a restaurant, and asked a Chinese waiter what that was. The waiter, who did not speak perfect English, introduced the dish as "sweet wing". The customer misheard "sweet" as "Swiss", and the name "Swiss wing" has been used ever since.[3]


Some[who?] claim that the dish was invented by a local restaurant, the Tai Ping Koon. It is a common practice in Hong Kong restaurants to name a new dish after a place, which may or may not have any connection with the dish itself at all.[citation needed]

Swiss wing is also featured in the TVB cooking variety series So Good.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "香港瑞士鸡翼" (in Chinese (China)). 中国食品科技网. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. ^ CNN Go 40 Hong Kong foods we can't live without Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine 13 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-09
  3. ^ "來自瑞士的甜豉油?" (in Chinese (Taiwan)). 東方日報 (Oriental Daily News). 2017-04-23.