Oriental Chicken Salad is a flavorful easy and light dinner salad that makes a complete meal. Add some toasted sesame seeds and almonds along with an Oriental Vinaigrette and you are good to go!
Last day I wrote about the lunches we have at the Offr’s Mess. But what is an Officer’s Mess?
Officer’s Mess stands tall in the traditions of our Armed Forces. It is a wonderful institute that houses all the major historical events of the Regiment. It holds marks of great achievements by showcasing the many silver trophies, mementos and important events. These are the Regimental memorabilia which demands a high degree of respect and deference in its handling and treatment. The Mess also has an enormous library and well-maintained billiards room, the bar, the dining room, the sitting area. It is sheer brilliance. The Mess provides you with the right delicacies, balances out the hardship of daily work and provides a relaxing and friendly atmosphere.
Officer’s Mess also houses guest rooms and a great support staff who makes us feel like home with their courteous behaviour. It is also a memorable part of anyone’s life as important parties and functions are held here. I remember, the first time I entered the Offr’s Mess. I was being carried by my husband as part of their welcome. The newlyweds, newly commissioned officers and other officers and families coming back for tenures are all ‘sorted’ out here. Mind you, each dining experience is ‘unique’ and we all have our fair share of action.
An Officer’s Mess is home for the bachelors and a get-away for the husbands.
However, the regulations including formal dress code, rules of the Mess and dining etiquette are to be strictly followed. Regular meetings are conducted for its proper functioning. The Officer’s Mess is not only a place for the officers to drink or dine. It is where they get to know one another beyond the strict professional interaction of their primary duties. You cannot find anyone with their noisy behaviour, ragging, the clinking of glasses, and other forms of rowdyism in the Mess. You will be under the wrath of Mess Havildar who is a senior NCO who manages and executes the day-to-day activities of the mess.
Oriental Chicken Salad is one of the permanent dishes in a Dining-In/Dining-Out party. It is delicious and pretty easy to make. I have prepared my version of the salad where I haven’t fried the chicken chunks but instead cooked them. Prepared with everyday ingredients, I usually have it with my evening cup of coffee as well. Weird combo, I know 😛
Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe:
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