On 1 May, Mochachocolata Rita posted her 88th post. Number 88 is lucky in Chinese culture, so to celebrate this milestone, Rita is hosting a Chinese take-out party. To come along, it's simple - make a Chinese take-out dish and post about it by 12 May.
I wanted to make chicken chow mein, so after some Googling, I found this recipe on Taste.com.au. It is a little different to traditional Aussie chicken chow mein in a number of respects. First, it isn't a pale, ghostly grey colour. Second, it is not as glutinous as your typical chicken chow mein take-out. And finally, it contains egg noodles, which are not typically found in "Aussie" chicken chow mein. However, for all of these reasons, it tastes so much better than take-away chicken chow mein. Sure, I love Chinese take-out, even with the pale, gluggy chicken chow mein that is bog standard in Australian Chinese restaurants, but as a regular meal, I much prefer this version. It is very tasty and sounds and looks very healthy. Also, it is perfect if you want to be a "lazy bones", because it uses a bought barbecue-cooked chicken, and frozen pre-cut veges work OK.
Thanks to Rita for hosting this event - congratulations on your 88th post! Do check Rita's site for more Chinese take-out ideas here.