Chinese Chicken Salad
Looking for good Chinese food in the Seattle area, I am from the bay area. Trying to locate chinese chicken salad.
I used to eat a dish that my Chinese friend would order called "Bong Bong Gee" (forgive the Americanized spelling), that was a Chinese chicken salad style dish. The place I got it from closed, but I have seen it around at other restaurants. And this was way before Wolfgang Puck could have got around to "inventing" it.
I'm not too sure of Chinese Chicken Salad but Vietnamese Chicken Salad has been around for a long time. It is boiled strips of chicken meat (light and dark) with lettuce, cucumber, mint leaves, and basil. The dressing is made up of fish sauce, lemon juice, garlic, hot peppers and water to dilute it.
You can always order this from an authentic Viet. Rest.
Being that the OP is from the Bay Area, she may be referring to a dish that is ubiquitous on Cantonese restaurant menus in that area. IIRC, it usually consists of shredded iceberg lettuce, shredded chicken, crispy fried sai-fun noodles, scallions and cilantro, tossed with a light dressing. The dressing varies, is usually applied very lightly (some versions seem like there's no dressing at all) and is not particularly sweet. It often contains a bit of chinese hot mustard. I have no idea of the origins but it was extremely popular when I lived in the San Jose area.