I'm editing my review of July 17, 05 because I wanted to mention that I chose to understand the chestnuts in the ingredient list to be water chestnuts, because I think they are more appropriate for this dish. My original review was: I do think this is a good basic recipe. I took some liberties with it - I used julienned chicken strips rather than ground chicken and reconstituted dried shiitake mushrooms, which may be why I felt the mixture was too dry. I made 1.5 times the amount of sauce and that was good. However, I did cut back considerably on the allspice (I knew I wouldn't like it if I didn't), and, after tasting, added some grated fresh ginger. Overall, I was quite pleased with the results, and will make this again. I may try using 5-spice rather than allspice next time. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.