Mango Chicken - what's that
- jen kalb Jun 30, 2006 02:45 PM
I see this dish on all sorts of asian menus - what is it, where did it come from? Ive always assumed it was a dish created by Chinese or Indian cooks for western tastes but Im glad to be dis-abused of this belief.
I'm familiar with it in Malaysian restaurants where it is a stir fry of chicken strips, green and red peppers, onions and mango in a sweetish sauce and served in a mango skin shell. It isn't bad but seems like this generation's sweet and sour dish. It doesn't seem authentic but perhaps a Malaysian could pipe in.
I've also seen it in Malaysian restaurants but I doubt that the versions served in the US are authentic. Most are very sweet with almost no heat at all, all coated in a thick starchy sauce. It tastes like bad Chinese sweet-and-sour.