This may seem like a healthy veggie dish… but as my mom reveals, all is not as it appears.
I find it hard to go wrong with popcorn chicken in any culture. I love me some Popeye’s and KFC here in America. But a while ago, I had a sudden craving for the Taiwanese version: 鹽酥雞. Usually you can get a hot serving in a paper bag at any boba place. The addition of Asian flavors like ginger and rice wine in the marinade make this type of popcorn chicken much more flavorful.
There are many names for this classic Chinese dish – Zha Jiang Mian, Chinese Fried Sauce noodles, Spicy Pork noodles, 炸醬麵, etc. Growing up in the Jeng family, however, this dish was most commonly known as Chinese Spaghetti.
Noodles and meat sauce? What’s not to love?!