Some people get their favorite rap lyrics turned into tattoos. Others turn them into food.
Well, at least the latter is what jm Curley Executive Chef Samuel Monsour decided to do. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” and Monsour happens to have a special place for Wu-Tang in his kitchen. So, he decided to transform his next themed specials menu, Sammy’s 7, into an homage to the group.
In an interview with Metro Boston, Monsour spilled the motivation behind the Wu Tang-inspired menu:
I’ve always cooked listening to Wu-Tang, because when I was 13 and a dishwasher in my dad’s restaurant, the guys always listened to them in the kitchen. Since then it’s been a weird, comforting thing to listen to them when I cook. It brings me back to my roots and my early adolescence and all that.
So he decided to draw inspiration from their lyrics, using a quote from each of the nine members to then create an intricate dish.
Whether you’re a Wu-Tang fan or just looking to switch things up at the dinner table, head to jm Curley (21 Temple Place) between now and August 17 for a taste of the latest Sammy’s 7.
36 oz. of Death Burger ($36)
“I got mouths to feed, unnecessary beef is more cows to breed.” — GZA
C.R.E.A.M cheese, roasted shitakes, red curry ketchup, pickled scallions and tons of fries
Beer-battered shrimp and grits with Holy Trinity remoulade ($12)
“Morning Star Reggie makin’ go good with the GRITS” — Masta Killa
“Poppin’ SHRIMP with it, whatever pimp did it” — Raekwon
Chicken and broccoli stir-fry risotto with fried egg ($15)
“Chicken & Broccoli Wallies lookin’ stinky with his man straight from Raleigh-Durham” — Ghostface Killa
Dirt Dog [RIP] ($8)
With government cheese sauce, malt liquor mustard, Staten Island chili, 24K gold leaf and “Ooh baby I like it RAW” onions
Crispy duck spring rolls with sweet and sour dipping sauce ($9)
“N–as is foul, and it’s DUCK season!” — Method Man
Pecan pound cake, caramel, banana brulée, vanilla ice cream, pralines ($7)
“Caramel Pecan Sundae Praline” — RZA
Ginseng popcorn (free)
“I sang a song from Sing Sing, sippin’ on ginseng” — U-God
By Hilary Milnes for Streetwise Media
Which Wu-Tang dish would you be down to grubb on?