My Spouse and I were finishing a shopping spree at the Woodland Hills Mall recently when rumblings of the din-din bell began deep within. Since our normal eateries were not near our normal flight path, we decided to have some fun with food presented by several vendor hosts.
Of first choice for me of course was Japanese cuisine, hot and spicy Chicken Teriyaki and spicy hot Pineapple Chicken with fried rice and Sambal, a hot chili paste used as a cooking spice and as a standalone spice as well. Moving to the next kiosk, a Lo Mein dish called to me and without further ado, a plate full of noodles filled the other hand. Nothing to do at this point but find a site to be seated without being run over by little peoples trying to drive mom and dad crazy.
A quick espy around the kiosks found my lovely at the ‘It’s Greek to me’ counter ordering a lightly spiced chicken entrée and a Greek salad with Pita bread, all in all a tasty looking dish although it took some extra time to fix the food but it was to be very good with the fresh handmade salad moments later.
Right next to the Greek cuisine, was a Subway counter that had exactly what needed to be added to my afternoon snack – a Pepsi. You would think that we were in Atlanta with all of the coke signs hanging around and no Pepsi. Growing up in Kansas of all places, we were treated with a Pepsi when we shopped for a few ‘vittles’ so long ago, I have never forgotten the icy cold Pepsi as it tickled a trail of happiness to the pit of my lonesome tummy – what a treat.
And finally, we sat down to enjoy our foray into this Ethnic Cuisine Combo. One of the nice things about eating kiosk food is that it is always served hot, not like restaurants where food is not always served piping hot. This attraction along with the spiciness gives an attitude to the foods that is inspiring adding character as well.
The fact that we ate from four different kiosks was rather unique and gave us a little for later use, owing any shadowy peck-ishness on the drive home. To be sure, this little reminder of quick foods will be added to our memories for later usage.
2 cups cooked cold chicken chopped 1” pieces
1 tbsp. mixed Italian Herbs
1 cup chopped med-large Green Bell Pepper
½ cup chopped medium Yellow Onion
½ tsp. Garlic, Onion powders,
½ tsp. Nature’s Seasoning
1 tbsp. corn starch
1 can 14 ½ Pineapple chunks
Sauté chicken several minutes (375 degrees) in 2 tbsp. olive oil, do not burn, add next set of ingredients simmering few minutes, stirring periodically. Add flour mixing thoroughly for one minute or so, and then add pineapple, juice and all. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes allowing to set up lightly. Serve piping hot over prepared Lo Mein noodles or rive. …. Enjoy