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Hainan Chicken

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 roasting chicken or 1 kg/2 lb chicken fillets
4 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce
4 tablespoons mirin or sherry
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon oriental sesame oil

Directions

Glazed Chicken Wings

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

750 g/1 1/2 lb chicken wings
4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
4 tablespoons Chinese wine or sherry
1 tablespoon crushed rock sugar or honey
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
2 teaspoons oriental sesame oil

Directions

Festive Biriani

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Food & Recipes

The unique, exotic flavour of this rice pilau owes much to the inclusion of powdered aromatic ginger. Serves 12.

Ingredients

Chicken Savory

Deep-Fried Quails

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1.5 litres/3 pints/6 cups water
2 teaspoons five-spice powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons maltose or honey
4 quails
4 cups oil for deep frying

Directions

Crisp Skin Chicken

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

2 small roasting chickens, preferably spatchcock size, about 750 g/1 1/2 lb
2 teaspoons five-spice powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey

For serving 1 lemon
salt and five-spice mix*

Directions

Country Captain

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Food & Recipes

Some say this is what the native cooks called a capon (domestic cockerel castrated and fattened for eating). It does not matter whether a capon or hen is used.

Serves 5-6.


Ingredients

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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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