Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad now seems ubiquitous (in almost every California restaurant but the Chinese ones!). I've had bad and I've had good; this one is good! Still, though ... my wine instructor Paul Ellis once made a very good point: "Have you ever noticed that you never see any Chinese people eating Chinese Chicken Salad?"

This recipe came from Chef May Lim, one of my instructors at the now-defunct UCLA culinary arts program.

For the salad:

For the dressing:

Combine all the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.

Prepare all the ingredients for the salad. Toss together at the last minute and serve.

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Chuck Taggart (e-mail chuck)