Lemon Chicken

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By Ken Hom

Published 1998

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Lemons were introduced into China hundreds of years ago, probably from Persia. Like all citrus fruits, the lemon was deemed to possess magical and spiritual qualities in addition to its most pleasant sweet–sour tang. Lemon works well as a flavouring with many foods.

I do not recall my mother ever making this popular dish, but I know it was an occasional item in my school cafeteria. It was frequently ordered in our restaurant, almost always by non-Chinese.

Here I offer two ve