Monday, July 23, 2007

坊太与你: Char Siew Chicken with Chicken Buttered Rice

Char Siew chicken served with chicken rice is such a common food pairing which you can find in almost any kopitiam in Penang. Eating them is such a pleasure that they blend so harmoniously on your tongue, with the perfect proportion of sweetness and saltiness. The recipe is too applicable as chicken wing marinates for BBQ (which will crown you the name Chicken Wing King/Queen I gurantee).

Char Siew Chicken with Chicken Buttered Rice


Char Siew chicken:
2 fresh chicken breast fillet
30g chopped garlic
30g chopped ginger
50g sweet Taucheow
30ml honey
3tbsp oyster sauce
30g sugar
1/4 tbsp five spice powder

Fragrant Buttered Rice:
1 cup Thai fragrant rice
25g butter
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 tsp crushed ginger
2 pcs pandan leaves
1.5 cup chicken stock
1/2 tsp salt

Yield: feeds 2 stomachs


Char Siew Chicken:
1. Marinate the chicken with oyster sauce, sugar and five spice powder. Cover with cling wrap and keep in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

2. Saute chopped garlic and ginger in some oil till fragrant. Add sweet taucheow and honey. Mix well and simmer for 1 min.

3. Pour the gravy on the surface of the chicken (on a baking tray).

4. Roast in oven at 160°C for 20 to 30 mins until the meat is cooked in the caramelised sauce.

5. Serve with chicken buttered rice.

Chicken Buttered Rice:

1. Rinse and drain fragrant rice.

2. Saute garlic and ginger with butter in a pot.

3. Add chicken stock, pandan leaves and salt.

4. Pour the mixture onto the rice in a rice cooker and cook as usual.

5. Serve with Char Siew Chicken.

If you think that those those instant bottled Char Siew sauce makes no difference than this, I can only tell you that you are so wrong. Trust me, spend a little more time and I assure you that you will dream of yourself chopping Char Siew at your own Char Siew stall after you eat this dish.


Thian Min said...

where's my char siew rice?

hungry myVi said...

oi...always share recipe nia...bring food to me lah...hungry lah..

Fang Fang said...

wei Min, i need to think what to do with your ground turmeric la... give me some time okay... when i am ready i will repay what you gave me hehe...

and Myvi Zai, see your expanding size, obviously you are always hungry...

hANNiS said...

who is myVi cai??? sim or ah yoon??
the intention of writing comment here is to let her know i got read one!!!! she doesnt believe and says wanna ask me question to test me somemore....

pik lay said...

OK it did attract me for a while. No try..wont know..

hungry myVi said...

yaloh..i try to match the size of myVi...still way to go... :)

jwlaw83 said...

I also want to prove that I did read this blog. Fantastic gal you are... I also want to try out your cooking, saliva non-stop :P

TomTOm said...

i prefer prok than chicken. sek zou la

Fang Fang said...

ei this site is halal leh... :D

Leo said...

halal then must put tau geh ji mah....need to certify.

Leo said...

halal then must put tau geh ji mah....need to certify.

Fang Fang said...

wei who is this leo la.