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TASTE OF CRYSTAL: SILK KITCHEN & BAR’S KUNG PAO CHICKEN

Dinner is Served! Savor this Delicious Crystal Experience

The classic flavors of China are served daily in the new Silk Kitchen & Bar aboard Crystal Symphony – comfort food presented family style and intended to be shared with friends old or new over tales of travel and other great experiences. This is the essence of the Crystal dining experience, and it makes our mouths water for the next voyage. Should you not find yourself currently aboard this beautiful ship, you likely understand this craving. Our culinary team is back on the Crystal Insider with a taste of Crystal that will sate your appetite for your next luxury adventure, or at least your actual appetite until your return on board.

One of the most popular dishes at Silk Kitchen & Bar is the classic Kung Pao Chicken, with the perfect amount of heat and complex seasonings to take your palate on an adventure. Enjoy this dish as you would aboard Crystal Symphony, with friends or family over stories of your favorite travels.

Crystal Symphony's Silk Kitchen & Bar
Crystal Symphony’s Silk Kitchen & Bar

Crystal Symphony’s Silk Kitchen & Bar Kung Pao Chicken

SAUCE

¼ cup Soy Sauce
¼ cup Black Soy Sauce
½ cup Black Vinegar
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp. Dry Red Chili
¼ cup Chili Sauce
1 cup Chicken Stock
¼ cup Sugar

CHICKEN

1.5 lbs. Chicken
½ Medium-Sized Onion
4 Whole Eggs
1 cup Potato Starch
Salt and Pepper to taste

GARNISH

Scallions
Beet Root
Cashew Nuts
Cilantro

PREPARATION

For sauce, combine all ingredients and cook over stove top. Set aside.

For chicken, cut the chicken into cubes and season with salt and pepper. Mix with the eggs.

Oil wok and heat. Once wok is hot, add chicken and egg mixture until cooked fully. Strain and set aside. Add onion, garlic, dry red chili and scallions to the wok and combine with sauce. Finally, add in strained chicken and stir in potato starch to thicken. Garnish and serve.

Silk Kitchen & Bar is one of nine elegant dining venues serving the cuisine of the world aboard Crystal Symphony, and will debut aboard Crystal Serenity following her redesign in fall of 2018.

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