Diced Chicken with Dates & Chestnuts at Fuloon
I just had the zao3 sheng1 li4 zi ji1 (Diced Chicken with Dates & Chestnuts) at Fuloon, after a long interval of not ordering this dish. Lost (for me, anyway) among flashier dishes, like the Wok Baked Beef, Jiang Pao Duck, or Whole Fish, I had forgotten how wonderful this combination of little pieces of chicken, Chinese jujubes, salted peanuts and deliciously tender roast chestnuts can be. The textures and tastes in this dish are married together gently by a slightly sweet but not at all cloying sauce. Perfection.