Caramelized Sweet Soy Sauce Chicken Drumsticks - a.k.a. Swiss Sauce Chicken
For clarification, Swiss sauce has nothing to do with Switzerland. It is a kind off sweet soy sauce marinade originated from Guang Zhou in China. So how did the name came about? According to urban legend, a westerner came across a dish at a local restuarant (sweet soy sauce chicken wings), and asked the waiter what it is. The waiter told him that it's "sweet wings". The foreigner misinterpreted "sweet" as "Swiss". Since then, people have been referring to this sweet soy sauce as Swiss sauce.
Although this sauce is widely available in major Chinese supermarkets, it is so easy to make from scratch that I never saw a point in buying it. Swiss sauce is basically 1-2-3-4-5: 1 part dark rice wine, 2 parts sugar, 3 parts black rice vinegar, 4 parts soy sauce, and 5 parts water. Most people would make this recipe with chicken wings, but I wanted to try something new so I did mine with drumsticks instead.