Isn’t Moo Shu such a fun dish?
It’s kinda like nachos; you can eat it the original way, or stack them high, make a crunchy salad out of them. With Moo Shu, you can wrap them up like you’re supposed to, or use the pancake as a big fork thing to shovel the chicken, or cut it all up and eat it with a fork.
Am I alone in this playing-with-food-habit-thing?
I’ve never been a fan of Chinese food from those little takeout places. I don’t know why; but the fast food in those places make me feel like I don’t know what I could potentially be eating. I don’t mean every single place, I know there are some that are great. Just certain places. I like to inspect my beef or chicken before I cook it, trim it, so there are no surprises later.
However, I do have to say, I LOVE P.F. Changs. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad dish there. Speaking of dishes, I honestly can’t remember if they have Moo Shu Chicken on their menu or not.
Now that we’re all (at least the majority of us) are kinda stuck in the house thanks to Covid-19, or AKA the asshole Corona virus, take advantage of this time being home together with your family to play in the kitchen. Both of my children have cooked with me every now and then while they were growing up, and I loved that. Now that they’re 21 and 23, they know everything so there’s really no need in me telling them anything about the recipe, or sharing any knowledge about anything whatsoever, actually. One day I might be as smart as they are.
Yes, I’m being a smartass. Do get the family involved; you would be surprised by how much fun you can have. Be creative and look through the pantry and throw ideas around. Putting a meal together as a family incorporates everyone’s tastes and ideas, you’re making memories, and those extra hands can help with the clean up.
This is just a fun recipe – to make and to eat. Chicken and sprouts and wilted, warm cabbage all mixed together and rolled up in a delicate little pancake. Then you get to dip it, unless you like to pour your sauce over it before folding it up.
My love for Moo Shu Chicken started when my ex-husband ordered it and I was so intrigued I had to taste it. At that point I knew I had to get it, and it became my very favorite Chinese dish.
I really like the Chinese I make at home.
This was in was 2006, y’all!! I’m a little ashamed that I’m just now getting around to making it, and writing about it. I think it was the intimidation of the pancakes that took me so damn long. Before I say anything else about making these, please keep in mind that you do NOT have to make these. You can buy flour tortillas and they’ll work just as well.
These pancakes are so tiny and thin, and at first I thought I would’t be able to accomplish this daunting task – making these ultra thin, seemingly see through pancakes and THEN separating it into two.
I’m not gonna lie – I did call them an asshole a time or two before I got the hang of it.
These are not as difficult as I was afraid it would be.
You just have to be careful separating the two pancakes – they’re easy to tear. Overall, it’s a fairly easy process.
The sauce I made wasn’t a typical hoisin sauce, but I’m not one to serve sauce out of a jar.
It’s a really good concoction of soy sauce, ginger, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, for the most part. It’s so good.
I so hope you make these. If you do, I want to see! Pleeeease drop a pic on my instagram profile and I’ll love you forever.
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