Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The soup, the chicken and the rice.

After countless "threats" and pressure from my foodie gang members, I give you my first post to the blog.

I will start off this post with something traditional, a cosy food that reminds me of home - Hainanese chicken rice.

Step 1: The soup/stock
1. boils a pot of water, adds in ginger(thumb size), some spring onions and a pinch of salt.
2. put the whole chicken in.

3. once the chicken is cooked, removes it from the pot and set it aside.
4. put the cabbage into the stock and let it boils.



Step 2: The chicken
1. take a bowl, mix it with 3 teaspoons of sesame seed oil, 1 tablespoon thick caramelized soya sos, 2 tablespoons of kicap and 2 teaspoons of Yeo's Garlic Chili sauce.
2. Set the chicken into a baking tray.
2. rub the mixture around the cooked chicken.
3. put some sliced ginger, some chopped spring onions and garlics on the chicken.

4. wrapped the chicken with an aluminium foil. The idea is to "steam" the chicken in the oven.
5. put the chicken into the oven at 200 degrees for 30 mins.

Step 3: The rice
1. Heat up a wok with some vegetable oil.
2. Put in the washed rice, stir fry it for a while.
3. Add in some thick caramelized soya sauce (to colour the rice). Stir fry for a while.
4. Once all the rice has an even brownish colour, put it into a rice cooker with some ginger.
5. Take enough chicken soup from the pot to cook the rice.

While waiting for the chicken and the rice to be ready, we can prepare some chili dip. Here we are going to use Yeng's chilli dip recipe. It is simple, easy and tastes bloody good.

This is the end result:



This can serve up to 4 persons, an equivalent of 2 Yengs :)

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5 Comments:

At February 23, 2007 5:22 pm, Blogger Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

Hi guys

Left a msg but didn't see it come up. If this is a repeat, my apologies.

Came here from Foodcrazee. Hope you guys don't mind but am going to link you guys to my blog. We started our cake and wedding biz as a passion and it truly is inspiring to see so many people moved by the same thing. Do drop by if you can.

http://justheavenly.blogspot.com

Thanks.

Nigel

PS If there are any objections to the link, pls tell me and I'll take it off.

 
At February 27, 2007 4:19 pm, Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

new guys in town....lolz.....

 
At March 09, 2007 2:26 am, Anonymous sunny said...

helo...anybody home? why no updates liao?

 
At March 09, 2007 5:47 pm, Blogger BengChuan said...

Allan yap & nigel a.skelchy:
you are welcome to link it to your blog.

Foodcrazee:
hope you like the post

Sunny:
most of the foodies are on holiday now. Update will come soon after the holiday :)

 
At March 19, 2007 12:20 am, Blogger shawnchin said...

allan/nigel: Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for linking us. :)
p.s. your cakes and desserts look YUMMY!

foodcrazee: I was trying to cheat a bit, hoping they would help me fill up with more posts. mana tau they all just as lazy as me. Know how to eat oni. eheheheheh...

sunny: me back from holidays :)

 

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