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Chicken with Kumquats

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

1 x 1.5 kg/3 lb roasting chicken
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
4 tablespoons peanut oil
5 spring onions (scallions),
cut into bite-sized lengths
3 tablespoons Chinese rose wine
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons ginger juice
(squeezed from finely grated fresh ginger)
12 kumquats in syrup
2 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)

Directions

Chicken with Bean Thread Noodles

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

1 x 1.5 kg/3 lb roasting chicken
3 sprigs celery leaves
1 carrot
1 onion studded with 4 cloves
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
2 teaspoons salt
250 g/8 oz bean thread noodles
3 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons annatto seeds
1 onion, finely sliced
3 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons fish sauce
8 large dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked and sliced
4 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced

Chicken in Tamarind Gravy (Ayam Sioh)

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Food & Recipes

The acidity of tamarind preserves the poultry for a few days even without refrigeration. This Nonya recipe for chicken is called ayam siyoh.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

1 2 1.5 kg/3 lb roasting chicken
185 g/6 oz dried tamarind pulp
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups hot water
3 tablespoons ground coriander
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
5 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons peanut oil

Directions

Chicken in Pandan Leaves

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Food & Recipes

Grill or barbecue the chicken for an easier, less oily but just as delicious version. 

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb chicken thigh fillets
1 tablespoon Thai pepper-coriander paste
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 teaspoon palm sugar or brown sugar
pandan leaves, fresh or frozen

Directions

Chicken in Coconut Milk, Malay Style

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Dried Fish and Eggplant Curry

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz salted dried fish
500 g/1 lb eggplants (aubergines)
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
oil for frying
12 banana capsicums
12 large cloves garlic, peeled
2 medium onions, finely sliced
3 tablespoons Ceylon curry powder
400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk
1 small cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon palm sugar or brown sugar

Directions

Water Spinach, Malay Style

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb water spinach
250 g/8 oz dried shrimp
1/2 cup peeled shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 hot red chilli
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste

Directions

Wash the water spinach well, shake dry and cut into short, bite-sized lengths. Soak the shrimp in a little warm water for 10 minutes, drain and chop in a food processor or pound roughly. Pound or blend together the shallots, garlic and chilli.

Water Spinach with Dried Shrimp, Thai Style

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

0 g/2 oz/1/2 cup dried shrimp
large bunch water spinach
1 tablespoon oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon oyster sauce

Directions

Soak the dried shrimp in hot water to cover for about 10 minutes. Drain and pound using a mortar and pestle. Wash water spinach well, shake dry and break into bite-sized lengths.

Water Spinach Stir-Fried Thai Style

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 large bunch water spinach
2 tablespoons oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
10 purple shallots, sliced
good grinding of black pepper
2 tablespoons Golden Mountain sauce or Maggi seasoning
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chilli

Directions

Thai-Style Tempeh

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz tempeh
4 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk
2 teaspoons palm sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 fresh, frozen or dried kaffir lime leaves
fresh basil leaves or coriander

Directions