Like many other cooks and food bloggers, my cooking and baking bucket list is never ending. 😀
The recipes I want to try were once in a printed paper and kept in one file/folder. I was close to being an organized cook – my files were categorized according to desserts, main dishes, snacks, etc. When I started blogging and started to explore more about food, I started bookmarking using the web browser and iPad. I also have list on my mobile, planner and post-its. But all the lists I have don’t end there – I have also a mental list. Imagine LOTS of recipes bubbling up in your head. You don’t know what to cross off first. Even if you made some of them, you’ll just end up adding more. Relate? 😀
Since I saw Angie’s Tangerine Sesame Dippin’ Chicken, I knew that I had to make it sooner than later. But you know what happens when some of your ingredients want to end their lives – they get in the way, resulting to the delay of making Angie’s delicious dish. 😦
But as they say – everything happens for a reason. And for this delay, I think it has something to do with Chinese New Year. Being a Muslim, of course, we don’t celebrate this holiday or do anything during this day… not anymore. My Mum used to do something like giving cash in a red envelope with Chinese writings on it. My Mum used to asked ‘What year are we in now? Year of the Horse? What’s with Year of the Horse?’ and things of that sort. It happened many times when she was still alive; I cannot remember when was the last time she did that.
Though I don’t celebrate the Chinese New Year, it doesn’t mean that I cannot bring this super delicious dish here at the party. Besides, it’s something Chinese, isn’t it? When I come to a Chinese restaurant/fastfood, I mostly get Orange Chicken or Sweet and Sour Chicken. ❤
In my version, I used all tangerine. In the sauce, I chose water over chicken stock. I also garnished mine with additional tangerine zest when I served it and that made that dish more tangy just the way I loved it. Of course, spring onions. Uh, I don’t know why the color of my version is lighter than Angie’s. The tangerines I used, maybe? 😐 What do you think?
Verdict: I am guilty of squeezing of about eight tangerines and finished all the ones I needed for my fresh juice and supposed to be snack. I am guilty of eating countless chicken bites before I’ve taken the photos. Lastly, I am so much guilty of eating more than a cup of rice. 😀 I just can’t help myself, dear juries – this is just so delicious!!
I hope you drool and enjoy. 😛 Happy partying and happy weekend.
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