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"Special Flavor Chicken"- Have You Seen in Boston?

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"Special Flavor Chicken"- Have You Seen in Boston?

opinionatedchef | Jan 10, 2014 10:41 PM

I'm finally remembering to ask if anyone has seen on local Chinese menus- 2 dishes I used to really enjoy in Boston long ago.

On Galen St., just outside of Watertown Sq, there was a really good restnt, Hunan Palace, in the '80's. They had "Special Flavor Chicken' which was thinly sliced breast meat in a thin tomatoey glaze with fresh cilantro. No chili peppers in sight.

Also in the 80's at Royal East in Central Sq. they had Lemon Chicken, which was thin chicken breast cutlets sandwiched with chopped waterchestnuts, fried in crunchy coating and napped with a not very sweet lemon 'sweet 'n sour' type sauce. I have read recent reports of Royal East's changing owners (from Island Hopper, yes?)
I had something like it at Szechuan Garden II in Woburn a few yrs ago, but it was dry as cardboard and i never got it again.

I know the majority of you are dragon breaths, and these dishes may well have been individually created by their respective chef, but has anyone seen these dishes in Boston? thx much!

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