Getting Lao'd Again
Even though I had been to Lao Sze Chuan last week with The Girls, my friends, Jack and Steve proposed a visit there for Sunday. So, four days later I there again; this time with The Boys.
We ordered one of our favorite dishes: Shrimp with Mayonnaise Sauce.
I realize that doesn’t sound very Chinese-y and I don’t know the origins of this menu item, but holeee-COW, is it good! Big, plump shrimp get dipped in egg and cornstarch, lightly fried, and served with a slightly sweet sauce made from pineapple juice and mayonnaise. Trust me, you’ve never tasted shrimp this fresh and shrimpy.
Afterward, we went for a stroll through the outdoor mall area. Even though spring-like weather has yet to arrive in Chicago, the yum-yum trees were blossoming.
I couldn’t help but notice this item in the window of one of the markets.
“Essence of Chicken Drink.” Instantly, I envisioned an elderly Chinese woman twisting a chicken like one would wring out washcloth. Maybe chicken drink is good for colds.
Okay, I’m hungry for Chinese food again.