I knew I wanted an Asian Salad
on the menu for our Japanese party.
My favorite "Chinese Chicken Salad"
of all time comes from Green Street Restaurant in Pasadena.
The Diane Salad is infamous.
It is a fairly simple salad with lettuce, chicken, fried won ton skins,
rice noodles and slivered almonds but it is the dressing that makes it so special.
Although they sell bottles of the dressing at the restaurant,
the actual recipe is TOP SECRET.
I have an "inside source"
that was one of Green Street's best Hostesses
circa 1985 and I have a copy of the recipe!
We ate the "Diane's Japanese Salad" with bamboo forks
that I had stamped with either a J or a 10
in honor of the birthday boy.
Get the recipe we use HERE