Moving to Germany sixteen years ago posed a food challenge for me: I love hot and spicy, but Germany is basically bland meat and potatoes with gravy and over-cooked veggies. It has changed since I first arrived, and new restaurants pop up every day with more varieties, but in order to satisfy my hot and spicy addiction I tried visiting all the Mexican restaurants in the area. Remember, I was raised in San Diego, twenty minutes from the border. My dad and mom retired in Mexico. So Mexican food as I know it was not very well represented in the local Mexican food venues that I found in Germany, at least in our little local town. Ok, with that in mind, I had to resort to making my own Mexican food. But come on, going out for a meal is nice.
So, after giving up on the local Mexican restaurants, I decided that the next best thing to fulfill my hot and spicy addiction was hot and spicy Indian or Asian cuisine.
The two local restaurants that we visit regularly are delicious and friendly, and they don’t get offended when I ask about the ingredients because of my particular eating habits and I have discovered a few mouth-watering dishes on their menus that I can enjoy without consuming dairy, soy or gluten! Of course I had to reinvent the dishes I couldn’t eat but looked so yummy. This one is so good I am sure it will become a weekly staple. I figured my Twisted Chicken recipe needed company. So here is my version of “Whacked Chicken” or “Wok’d Chicken”. Whether WHACKED or WOK’D it is definitely hot and spicy!