Very good, and very fast. Not superb, but a nice change from typical green salads. I decreased the rice vinegar by 1 Tbsp, and thought it plenty tangy enough; we liked it. Cooked the chicken with garlic powder and soy sauce, which was the best part of the salad.
Its not quite the same as Islands Restaurant. Not as thick and doesn't have that zing. I can't figure out what it is missing. Maybe ginger? Also, they use scallions, water chestnuts, and mandarin oranges. (not pineapple and red onion) Also they use fried won ton wrappers, not rice noodles.
I enjoyed this salad but felt that the sesame oil was a little to strong for my tastes ~ next time I would add less. I made a large salad using romaine, carrots, red cabbage, cucumber, mandarin oranges, and fried rice noodles. It makes a large salad! Thanks for posting!
This is fantastic!