Some call it Hawaiian Haystacks.
Others, like us, call it Chinese Sundaes.
This is what I like about this dinner:
1. It works well in groups because everyone can make it just the way they like it.
2. Toppings can vary. Usually the more people I serve, the more toppings I put out. Last Sunday we had: diced celery, shredded carrots, peas, coconut, bacon bits, raisins, onion, olives, pineapple, and Chinese noodles.
3. I can cook the chicken the night before (although I usually just de-bone a Costco rotisserie one) , and cut up the toppings. Next day I just have to heat up the 'gravy', cook the rice, add some rolls and we are good to go.
Austin making his masterpiece.
4. My grandchildren seem to love this, and some request it. I think our adult kids like this. One tolerates it. But even he was happier when I added bacon to the selection.
5. Serving this always brings back good memories. My niece Robin would often request this when she would come to visit us. The day she called with the devastating news that her 2nd transplant did not work, and that she would be coming to Clovis one last time, she also said to me, "I want Chinese Sundaes."
So that's what I made for her.
But sorry, this picture only shows the dessert we had afterwards.
So what do you call it, Chinese Sundaes or Hawaiian Haystacks?
And do you include toppings we don't?