This is one dish that I must cook every Chinese New Year. What I enjoyed when I was little visiting grandparents' houses and what was the favorite food that my mom cooked on reunion dinner that seem to be stuck in my memory is this dish. My mom would roast a chicken or buy the roasted pork from the vendor and made her own chili to go with this lettuce wrap. It was always so divine that I just had to cook it every year. Of course the meat served in my house would be different as I often too lazy to roast a chicken and also too lazy to drive so far away to the Asian store to buy the roasted pork. So, I made an easy stir-fried marinated chicken to go with mine.
A piece of romaine lettuce (you can use green leaf, red leaf or Boston lettuce too). Spread the "mung kuang char" (stir-fried jicama) on top, top with chicken and a little of the chili, wrap and enjoy!
This is what I called yummilicious!!!
Now that I thought about it, I can even wrap some rice in and eat it together eh? Did you eat this dish during CNY?