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    Cashew chicken, also Chinese American

    Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

    A reader sent me the Wikipedia post on cashew chicken (腰果鸡丁), which I had not realized, originated in one of its forms in Springfield, Missouri when Chinese restaurateur David Leong was looking for something to appeal to the local palate, so made this dish with fried chicken-type bits in the 1960s. (again the secret in […]