私はブロンクスに住んでいたとき, 偉大な奇妙な中国の取り出し場所がありました. 彼らはいくつかの本当に美味しい料理を作った偉大なので、; 奇妙な彼らはとても美味しいた食べ物が彼らの中国料理しながら、イタリア語だったので、…よく…それほどではない. And I lived in a very Italian neighborhood so there were a lot of authentic places to choose from but I liked ordering from this restaurant.
Now that I think back, one of my favorite Mexican chain restaurants in the neighborhood was owned and run by Chinese cooks and so was this other place that made delicious Chinese food but also made incredible Spanish food. I could order General Tso’s with a side of plantains, Sesame Noodles with Spanish Rice. I guess this just shows some of the great diversity that exists in my beloved Bronx home.
とにかく, one of my favorite dishes that I would order from the Chinese restaurant with the Italian name (sadly, they are no longer there) was Chicken Francaise. And that’s another strange thing because I used to really hate lemon. I couldn’t stand lemon in anything: 水, soda, お茶, 食品, など. The only way I liked lemon flavor was in lollipops. But I loved this dish which is basically fried chicken cutlets dipped in an egg batter and cooked in a white wine lemon sauce.
Today I like lemon which is why I have a rule that I’m not allowed to say I “hate” any food unless I’ve tried it many times in many different forms. I love the taste of lemon in salad, in my 豆腐ピカタ and still, in lollipops.
So I decided to recreate another of my old favorite dishes in a healthier, more compassionate way. The tofu (not chicken) is battered without eggs but it looks and almost tastes like it is. The sauce is a bright combination of lemon and white wine. It tastes delicious served over linguine or rice. (If you choose to make it without pasta or rice, cut the amount of white wine and broth in half to make less sauce).
My Tofu Francaise with Linguine makes a perfect dish to serve at a family gathering or any special dinner. そしてもし私のような, you miss the Bronx, you can eat it with chopsticks.