Legendary Cashew Chicken
Posted March 3, 2014on:
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And now you know what’s for supper!
Some dishes reach legendary status in your mind. Often those dishes are ones that you’ve had at a restaurant and if the memory is from a single tasting, it very well could be influenced by the environment, your dining buddies, or some other factor. Those dishes that you have a dozen times, or more, and still have that legendary status are the real deal. While they may still be influenced by other items (“this was grandma’s best recipe” or “we always have family celebrations here and this is what I order”), they are more likely to be great on their own.
One of the legendary dishes in my mind is the Cashew Chicken from the now defunct Schezuan restaurant (originally in Torrance, CA and later to Manhattan Beach, CA). This dish was truly mana from heaven. It was pretty straight forward with small cubes of chicken, diced water chestnuts and cashews…
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