Of all the delicacies featured in Documentary Now! — from the pre-speared fish in “Kunuk Uncovered” to the fishbowl margaritas in “Sandy Passage” — no meal dazzled the culinary world quite like the one featured in this week’s brand new episode, “Juan Likes Rice & Chicken.” But despite countless chicken-tenderizing air cannon tests and tree-beaten bags of rice, world-renowned chefs can’t seem to replicate the exceptional flavors of Juan’s signature dish — until now.
After teasing the menu item with a Juan-themed storefront, New York City’s chef-focused delivery service Maple now offers customers the closest approximation to the thrilling taste of Juan’s chicken and rice you can get without a plane ticket to Colombia.
Granted, Maple’s homage to Juan’s signature dish may be a little more advanced than his simple yet universally acclaimed combination of a cup of coffee, a banana split in half, rice with a little bit of butter and (on most days) chicken. But it’s still a taste of what earned Juan’s Rice & Chicken its Three-Star Michelin rating. Plus, you don’t have to climb a mountain to get it.
And as a bonus, customers who order the dish will get a complimentary link to watch “Juan Likes Rice & Chicken” before it premieres on Wednesday, September 21st at 10P on IFC.
If you’re in the New York City area, you can order the meal here. To learn more about Juan’s unique dish and restaurant, check out a clip from Wednesday’s brand new episode of Documentary Now!.