The dish involves chicken (usually thigh) pieces that are de-boned, battered, and deep-fried, then dressed with a translucent, reddish-brown, semi-thick, somewhat sweet sauce made from cornflour, vinegar, wine or sake, chicken broth, and sugar, the last of which is a major contributor to sesame chicken’s relative sweetness.
Category: American Chinese Cuisine and Recipes
Crab Rangoon are deep-fried dumplings served in Chinese and Thai restaurants, stuffed with a combination of cream cheese, lightly flaked crab meat (more commonly, canned crab meat or imitation crab meat), with spring onions and/or garlic. These fillings are then wrapped in Chinese wonton wrappers in a triangular or flower shape, then deep fried in vegetable oil.
The original Sichuan version uses chicken as its primary ingredient. In this original version, diced chicken is typically mixed with a prepared marinade. The wok is seasoned and then chilli peppers and Sichuan peppercorns are flash fried to add fragrance to the oil. Then the chicken is stir fried and vegetables, along with peanuts, are added. Shaoxing wine is used to enhance flavour in the marinade.
The St. Paul sandwich is a type of sandwich found in Chinese American restaurants in St. Louis, Missouri. The sandwich consists of an egg foo young omelette served with dill pickle slices, onion, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato between two slices of white bread (a variation is to toast the bread first). The St. Paul sandwich also comes in different combinations and specials, such as chicken, pork, shrimp, beef and other varieties.