Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 22:07:42 EST


Subject: Re: ADS-L: Thanks very much for the help with 'smores' ...

David Harnick-Shapiro writes:

On Tue, 28 Mar 1995 22:44, John Hopkins writes:

Not only do I now have working definitions (for everything except the

Chinese chicken salad, in any case) ...

Lettuce (often shredded), chopped or shredded veggies (carrots,

green onions, etc.), rice noodles and/or fried wonton, soy-based

dressing. Oh, and morsels of cold chicken. Granted, not as

tasty as a S'more, but I find it interesting that *no one* had

any comments on this item. It's not that California-specific,

is it?

Not California-specific at all, although the first version of Bam-Bam (or

hacked) chicken I recall (quite fondly, still) was from the Sinopalace in

Berkeley, circa 1970. But there are too many versions to be able to predict

the ingredients of the one in question. My own version (partly adapted from

Claiborne & Lee's Chinese Cookbook) features layers of egg noodles, "hacked"

chicken, and slivered cucumber and a sauce of sesame tahini, chili paste, soy

sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, scallions, oil, and ground Szechuan peppers, all

garnished with fresh coriander. And as far as I'm concerned, I'll have a

second helping of the salad and skip the s'mores, but of course de gustibus...