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War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese chicken dish in a simple ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

 

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

 

Cleveland

It is no secret that I really don’t like living in Cleveland. So why don’t you move? Honestly, it is the job I have as a phlebotomist that keeps me here.

 

If I was married, I could talk to my husband about getting the hell out of Cleveland. Unfortunately, that not the case and I have only myself to rely on. Now That I have been with my job close to 14 years, I can leave and take my pension with me. I admit I am looking into starting over again. I see this happening by this time next year.

 

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

There are many reasons why I don’t like Cleveland. Even friends I know that have moved out of Cleveland have told me that once they moved out Ohio, they have felt so much better. Cleveland just not what I am used to, it is different here, it really is. So hopefully things will go according to plan.

 

I have been updating old posts and recently the Leftover Chinese Rice Pudding I saw where I talked about a few things in that post that I didn’t like about Cleveland. I also mentioned how the Chinese food sucked here and talked about my favorite dish chicken dish, War Su Gai.

 

War Su Gai Recipe

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

 

I have tried so many Chinese restaurants here in Cleveland that have this boneless chicken, War Su Gai on the menu and none of them are close to what we would get at China Town Inn in Pittsburgh, PA. In Cleveland, it is chicken and gravy and it is disgusting. So fed up with not getting what I get in Pittsburgh, I set out to research War Su Gai recipes on the internet.

 

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

 

Although the recipes for this breaded boneless Chinese chicken dish was similar, there were variations. So I took what I know about the Pittsburgh version of War Su Gai and decided to make my own takeout version. Using the recipes as the base, I did create my favorite Chinese chicken dish.

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

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War Su Gai


  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: 0:30
  • Cook Time: 0:15
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Asian
  • Cuisine: Entree

Description

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.


Ingredients

  • 2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips

Marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons club soda
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1⁄2 cup sliced mushrooms

Batter:

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg, Beaten
  • 1 tablespoon club soda
  • peanut oil
  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • sliced scallions

Instructions

Sprinkle the salt and dry sherry over the chicken and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, start the sauce for the dish as the chicken rests.

In a small saucepan, stir together cornstarch and club soda until it is smooth.

Next, add the chicken broth, chicken bouillon, butter, soy sauce, ginger, almond extract, and mushrooms. Give it a good stir.

Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil and let boil for about 1 minute. Take off the heat and set aside.

Prepare the batter for the chicken.

Beat together cornstarch, flour, club soda, and egg until smooth.

Dip the chicken strips into the batter, lightly coating them.

Pour peanut oil into a large skillet about a 1/2 inch; heat to 375 degrees.

Turning once, fry till the chicken is golden about  5 to 7 minutes.

Drain the chicken on paper towels.

On a plate put a layer of the shredded iceberg lettuce.

Place the chicken on op the lettuce, cover it with the sauce.

Garnish with the sliced scallions.

Serve it up and ENJOY!

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18 Comments
  • Lisa Bynum
    November 5, 2017

    I have never had this dish. I can’t wait to give it a try!

    • Deanna
      November 6, 2017

      It is popular but also not popular, not all have it, but sooo yummy!!!

  • Ginny McMeans
    November 5, 2017

    That sauce and marinade! It all sounds so delicious and I can even see using them with vegetables. Thanks!

    • Deanna
      November 6, 2017

      I know I see it with shrimp and duck. Yes, It would be great with veggies!

  • Valentina
    November 5, 2017

    I’m sorry you don’t like Cleveland, but this dish looks delicious enough to make you feel better! 🙂 Yummy!

    • Deanna
      November 6, 2017

      Thanks, It just different here. Especially when you are a Pittsburgher living in Cleveland, it different. Thank you so much!

  • Sandi
    November 6, 2017

    I am loving this new Asian dish…it probably isn’t new, but I haven’t heard of it so it is new to me 🙂

    • Deanna
      November 6, 2017

      It not at all Chinese places, so it is new to many 🙂 Thank you!

  • Shumaila
    November 6, 2017

    I am sorry that you are having such a tough time in Cleveland. Hope your plans to move out take shape in the coming year. This soup looks lovely and great for the coming winter months. Thanks for sharing!

    • Deanna
      November 6, 2017

      We will see, I gave it 14 years. It is different here. Thank you so much!

  • Jolene
    December 13, 2017

    I am going to try this, I live an hour from Cleveland and hate to visit there. We were in Stow a few weeks ago and ate at Imperial Wok. Excellent food. One of the other customers told me they had the best War Su Gai they had ever gotten anywhere. We used to have a local restaurant that served it and it was good. Grandma,who did most of the cooking, died and the kids don’t make it like she did.

    • Deanna
      December 14, 2017

      Hmm I may have to plan a trip to Stow! Funny you said about the grandma and the cooking, there was a place where my parents lived it was the same was but was the father, then I think he got sick and sold it and the new owners make it but not the same. Cleveland really is different that is for sure! If you make it I love to know what you think 🙂

  • Traci
    February 10, 2018

    Yum! I love chicken and mushrooms together…it’s always a winner in my book! This one sounds like the perfect, Chinese go-to! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Sonal
    February 10, 2018

    I have never had this dish but I am a huge Chinese take out buff! Bookmarking this recipe to try!

  • Heidy
    February 10, 2018

    I’m Orginally from Warren, Oh, 40 minutes from Cleveland. It’s a great place for Chinese if you know the area and avoid the crap holes of hell lol. Make friends with the natives who have lived their all their lives and get the rundown on the best places to eat.

    Hugs
    Heidy

    • Deanna
      February 10, 2018

      I actually covered in Warren Ohio for 3 months for work. There was good Chinese food down that end of the state 🙂 Thank you!

  • Lisa Bryan
    February 10, 2018

    I’ve never heard of this dish before but it sounds delicious!

    • Deanna
      February 10, 2018

      It common but not common either in Chinese restaurants 🙂 But so tasty!!

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