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Monday, 18 September 2006

Steamed Dong Guai Chicken

Another easy peasy and healthy steamed herbal chicken dish but this time round, I've used a couple slices of dong quai (angelica), some kei chi (boxthorn/lycium/Chinese wolfberry) and a couple of dried red dates. Marinaded skinned chicken thighs with soy sauce, pepper, wee bit of sesame oil and Ginger wine. Placed chicken on aluminium foil, then topped with the herbs. Wrapped tightly and steamed for about 30 - 45 minutes.

This dish looked dang unappetising but the aromatic dong quai and wine wafted in the air the moment I opened the foil package. I lapped up the hearty broth in a gusto which I'm sure you will too!

steamed dong guai chicken

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23 comments:

boo_licious said...

Yeah, this is a favourite esp the soupy broth it creates which is so yummy with rice.

the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

Ooo looks delicious. N its healthy too!

Anonymous said...

some call it fa tiu kai, some call wong tai kai ...

Alex said...

nice.. i always like this dish but duno how to make hehe

babe_kl said...

totally agree with you boo_licious

yummie dummies, only healthy if you removes the skin though

anonymous, those are two other different type of steamed chicken. there are so many variations!

so now you know how to make this dish alex ;-)

Anonymous said...

Awww...I shud have read this like 2 hours earlier! I just make a pot of soup with almost the same ingredients, minus the dongguai. Why didn't I read this or else I will be having this yummy chicken tonight instead of some luk-mei thong.

D said...

No, never remove the skin, as the "wise" saying goes, "Cut the fat, kill the steak" may I be so bold as to coin the phrase "Remove the skin, spoil the chook".

Fashionasia said...

I love to make this too...simple ingredients...
but i've always used "fa tiu" wine...
been wondering which kinda wine makes the best tasting herbal chicken...why do u think?

Fashionasia said...

why= what

Dragon City said...

thanks to you babe_kl, my gf will cook me dong guai chicken 2molo.. ^-^

babe_kl said...

Dear Anonymous, don't despair, there's always the next time ;-)

D, adoi...!!! no choice but have to watch me diet ler... else how to eat out all the time :p

Fashionasia, yeah "fa tiu" is the most commonly used but you can try others. I have Stone & DOM from my confinement days hahaha wow so long ago... that's why I tend to use different wines as I go along. Sometimes I uses Sake too.

wah wah lucky lucky Dragon City!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Babe,
Pls pardon me if I'm wrong but I remember reading somewhere that you're a Fuzhou gal? If you happen to be in Bdr Baru Klang, try this nice culinary spot called Aunty Hoon Mee Delights that doesn't spring a hole in your poc. They serve really good food of Fuzhou, Teochew and Hokkien varieties in kampung style. When there must try their Fuzhou Mee Suah and fishballs. Have you have of Fuzhou Mooncakes? Quite unlikely normal ones, currently also there. Service is good and friendly too... can get a map there thro' their site...http://www.restoranauntyhoon.bravehost.com/introduction.html
hint: don't miss their Sar Li drink. Hope to see your comments soon.

Tummythoz said...

Dish looked dang unappetising??! Oh no mien, I'm salivating edi.

the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

Don't worry don't worry! I also remove skin and fats I can from which ever meat I eat. :) No choice wanna enjoy but also got to watch it sometimes!

babe_kl said...

dear anonymous, ya ya me foochow gal but the sesat type hahaha... cos none in the family including my dad can speak foochow as her mom is a cantonese. i was only introduced to foochow dishes a few years back. yes i did tried the mooncake, very very nice leh, very different too haha

but klang kah? very far for me ler... hubby is not the type who will drive far far away for food unless he has got cravings hahaha yeah... funny huh? ok we'll see how if we can find some time to visit a fren in klang then we can mousey over to this restaurant. u own this place? if yes, send me a private mail at babe_kl(at)yahoo(dot)com and recommend me the good stuff.

babe_kl said...

no meh tummythoz??

haha yeah yeah yummies dummies, i only take the skin if its deep fried hahaha sinful!

toniXe said...

I really think u should make a trip to Klang soon, there is one very popular 'solid' black chicken ginseng soup with pork tendons below a flyover in Klang town which you have to try.

Audrey Cooks said...

Wah everyone talking about Klang, I haven't been there in ages! BKT is wonderful there but I always get lost! Love this dish of yours! I totally enjoyed it to the fullest during my confinement period!

babe_kl said...

tonixe, klang again? hahaha why suddenly everyone decided to go klang :p sighhh quite challenging for me to go all the way there to makan.

audrey, me too...

Anonymous said...

Here's another reason to go Klang. Remember the Foo Chow restaurant I mentioned about in Klang (Sept 19, 11.04am)? Well, recently another article came out about Foo Chow mooncakes - it's available there. Take a look...
http://www.kuali.com/news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/21/kuali/15452288&sec=Kuali

babe_kl said...

yeah i saw that article but partner dun look enthusiatic at all haha. thanks

madness said...

I have some of the best chickens in Malaysia on our chicken farm - 'Ma Cho Kai'. Would you be interested in cooking one of ours? I want The Expert to tell us, how does our chicken taste. Your herbal chicken with ginger wine look just right for our chicken. Interested?

babe_kl said...

Hi Madness, I'm no expert and you did not leave me any contacts as I would like to find out more about this type of chicken. where can i find it in KL?