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What happened to the avocado dish at Yank Sing?

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Went to Yank Sing this morning for the first time in years. Still a great experience. When I asked for the avocado dish, the server smiled and said that they did not have it.

She seemed to laugh a little, in a nice way, which made me think perhaps I had reminded her of something they stopped making a long time ago.

It was one of the dishes that made them famous for fusing dim sum with California Cuisine. Frequently featured in news stories, it seemed like their signature dish.

Does anyone know if/when/why they stopped making it?

I remember it as half an avocado filled with chicken and topped with cheese and then put under a broiler. I could be way off on the ingredients, so I guess part of this post is to ask for help remembering what this item was to begin with.

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  1. Hah! I remember it being the only dish we hated in the entire YS menu! Can't recall the details since no one finished his/her piece or portion... sorry.

    1. Numerous Internet references exist regarding the dish which appeared to be curry chicken and parmesian cheese in an avocado half. Last reference with a date was from about 5 years ago. I've seen avocado in egg rolls in Toronto, but nothing like this.

      1. Here's the recipe in case you want to make it at home.
        http://articles.sfgate.com/2001-02-07...

        1. Wow, I've been going there since the 70s and never saw that. Here's a link to a better-formatted version of the unfortunate recipe:

          http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...