Chinese Buffet coconut Chicken recipe
As the summer is right around the corner, I, like many fellow New Yorkers, look forward to a vacation somewhere away from the city. Lately I’ve been day-dreaming about an exotic gateway to a tropical island where I will do nothing but relaxing on a white sand beach by a deep blue ocean. When I get tired I will just sit back on a beach chair to sip my mojito and snack on a serving of Chinese buffet style coconut shrimp. That’s right you heard it! My dream specially calls for the Chinese style coconut shrimp which is one of my favorite American Chinese dishes.
I was never big on American Chinese food but once upon a time I was a regular patron to Chinese buffet restaurants. As a poor college student, Chinese buffet was my way of getting a satisfying meal on a budget. Although every buffet offers a large selection of dishes, I am rather selective to what goes on to my plates. My main targets are always the seafood especially shellfish and good fish dishes. I also like good stir-fried and barbecued dishes.
Over time, the coconut shrimp emerged as one of the winners. Unlike the traditionally breaded and fried crunchy coconut shrimp, the Chinese style is shrimp in creamy white coconut sauce. If you’ve had it you know this is some serious yummy shrimp I am talking about. If you enjoy a sweet and tropical seafood dish, this will be perfect for you. Cut back the sugar if you prefer but seriously if you’ve already gone this far why not just finish it all the way
*Update – due to popular demand, I have posted the second coconut shrimp recipe featuring the sweet and creamy coconut sauce.