Tuesday, March 20, 2007

It Must Be Enchanted

I'm sure of it. This can be the only explanation as to why I am obsessed with Orange Chicken from Panda Express. Because, really, nothing can be that good unless it has been placed under some sort of spell.

You remember, of course, Edmund in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and his addiction to Turkish Delight. The witch made it so that he could do nothing but want more after he first tried it. Well, I have been similarly afflicted, and I would like to have a word with whoever is in charge of recipes over there at the Panda's corporate headquarters, because this is ridiculous!

This dish is sweet, sour, spicy, crispy, and savory all at the same time...and what ravenously hungry nursing mother can resist this? Clearly not me. I had some for lunch today and am already plotting and planning to figure out when I might next pass one of the FOUR Panda Express locations within five miles of my house precisely at lunch time.

Pathetic? Yes. True? Sadly.


Maude said...

Hi, Suzanne :)
I've been lurking on your blog for a little over a month now, and I've really been enjoying reading your posts. But tonight, I have to say -- thanks for making me hungry right before bedtime! :P


Suzanne Di Silvestri said...

Thanks for reading...and for letting me know that you are! And if you're still hungry tomorrow, may I suggest Orange Chicken? Just as good for breakfast as dinner, I believe! :-)

Tina & Tim said...

Dear, Dear, Dear Sweet Woman,

Thanks for the laugh just before bedtime. Didn't quite make me hungry; however, it did make me think of how I could make it myself. Sweet (sugar), sour (vinegar), spicy (chinese chili paste), crispy (deep fried), salty (msg) and whatever else. Interesting to note that I have almost everything in my pantry except the MSG. Go Figure. Here's to fine dining within 5 miles of your house. I don't think Trumbull Manor is going to serve Orange Chicken and Panda Express most likely will not deliver either.

Cheers from your Northern California cooks.

4andcounting said...

I love it too! We don't have a Panda Express in our town--I have to drive about 20 minutes to get some, so I often go without. It is really yummy though.

Lori said...

What? What do you mean Trumbull Manor won't be serving Orange Chicken? I changed my mind - can I get a refund?

Qtpies7 said...

Oh my gosh! I so agree! I can't stop eating it! I'll be full and have to eat every. Last. Bite.
There HAS to be something in there that causes that!