Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Springfield Cashew Chicken (Updated)

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:39 PM

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Not quite like it looks in Springfield
Such great guesses as to the restaurant that serves this good -- but not great -- version of Springfield Cashew Chicken! It needed to be a lot crunchier.And which restaurant served the dish? The Master Wok Chinese Restaurant at 3757 SW Raintree Drive in Lee's Summit.

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I'm just wondering: Do Chinese restaurants outside Missouri offer the dish we've grown to know and love in the Show-Me-State as Springfield cashew chicken? The New York Times wrote about the regional delicacy last year, quoting one restaurateur's description of the Midwestern favorite as "fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy. It's Missouri. Only we sub fried rice for potatoes."

The dish -- crunchy deep-fried chicken pieces doused in a shiny brown oyster sauce and scattered with roasted cashew -- isn't nearly as popular in Kansas City as it is in the city of Springfield (where this distinctive dish was reportedly first introduced at Leong's Tea House in the 1960s), but a number of area Asian restaurants do serve it.

Which restaurant in the metro offers the version of Springfield cashew chicken pictured here?

 

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