Saturday, August 28, 2021

Pandan Chicken Recipe

Chop 400g of boneless chicken into squarish chunks. Make some pandan juice by blending a bunch of pandan leaves with some water. Strain the mixture to get the pandan juice.

Then marinate the chicken with the pandan juice, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp Sarawak white pepper, 1/2 tbsp fish sauce, 1/2 tbsp light soya, 1.5 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp sesame oil. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Hainanese Chicken Rice Burger Recipe

Start with blitzing 3 shallots, 2 cloves garlic and 6 or 8 slices ginger, basically equal portions of everything into a rempah paste. This is the key to getting your rice fragrant. Then lightly fry in oil in a pan for a few minutes until they are golden and aromatic. Trust me, your kitchen will smell like an old school Hainanese chicken rice stall.Next take 240g or 2 fillets of boneless chicken leg with skin on and marinate them with 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp chinese wine, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp corn flour and a dash of white pepper. Mix them well and let it rest for half an hour.

Take a cup of chicken stock or plain water, and season it with 1/2 tsp salt, or less if you prefer less salty rice. Note if you are using packet stocks, they are already salted so skip the salt here.

Add 1 cup of Japanese rice and 1/2 cup of glutinous rice. Make sure you wash and rinse the rice thoroughly before adding them to the rice cooker pot.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls Recipe

Hainanese chicken rice may be very common, but chicken rice balls are definitely not. 

We used to frequent the ones at Braddell and Jalan Besar, but the former has closed and the latter was supposed to return again. We haven’t been back since the pandemic so we can’t confirm. There’s another one at Jurong which was alright but somehow the ones we had at Malacca Jonker still reigned supreme. 

The Malacca ones were smaller in size, golf ball sized as opposed to the tennis ball or larger ones found here. And they had a more sticky ketupat texture with a zesty calamansi hit as well. Hence, we made ours using a mixture of different rice grains to get that texture and making ours smaller too.