I love Chinese chicken salad and have tried many recipes over the years. This is my favorite. I think it’s the 5-spice powder that sets it apart from the others. I got the recipe from my friend Laurie. You do need cook the chicken and make the dressing the night before as it needs to marinate overnight. If you have little ones, they love to watch the “magic” Mai Fun noodles as they hit the oil. This travels well, great for the beach or park. I package each prepared ingredient into separate containers and baggies, and my prepared lettuce goes into a large Tupperware container. When it’s time to eat, everything is tossed in with the lettuce. Add a nice baguette and you have an instant lunch or supper. Note: You will not need all 6 ozs. of the Mai Fun noodles; I have only found them in 6 ozs packages. Just fry as much as you think you would like in your salad. You may also want to start with less sugar in your dressing and adjust the sweetness to our tastes. You can buy toasted almonds and sesame seeds or toast them yourself in a frying pan, until fragrant.