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Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Slow Cooked Chicken With Bittergourd

I've done Braised Chicken With Bittergourd the conventional way but as promised I've tried cooking this dish using a slow cooker after my Slow Cooked Pork Ribs recently.

This round, rather than dumping everything into the slow cooker, I fried some chopped garlic, black beans (dau si in Cantonese) and preserved soy beans (mien si in Cantonese or also known as tau chu) in some oil in a pan till fragrant. Then put in the chicken pieces. When chicken is browned, stir in bittergourd. Next, chuck them all into the slow cooker and cook for 3 hours.

slow cooked chic n bittergourd - before

I rotated the chicken pieces at half way as I've used a very small cooker. At this stage you can adjust the saltiness but since I've used enough preserved soy beans, I did not add in any salt. This was how they looked like at the end...

slow cooked chic n bittergourd - after

Scoop up and serve with rice. Not very appetising looking eh??? I didn't add in dark soy sauce haha somehow, Chinese cooking looked better in darker colour. Tastewise, it's very very good and produced a lot of yummilicious gravy that I lapped up like soup. Left over night, wahhh, tasted even better!

slow cooked chic n bittergourd - serve

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5 comments:

TehSee said...

Simple dishes are usually the best.

Like the song very much too...made me want to stay a bit longer at your blog..

No issue on copy right playing songs at blogs like this?

earl-ku said...

eh first time i see people slow cooked this dish ... weird

cook it withhot hot hot fire, eat with hot steaming rice ... cun!

my mom cook this with pork sometimes ... yummy

normally with some dark soya sauce too ...

i see KL people are totally fascinated with this dish, there is this place in Jalan Pudu, opposite from Cheras direction just before the Fei Por chicken rite, its an old school shop, open for lunch only ...people go there for this dish cooked over charcoal fire ...

but my mom cooks it all the time ... haha

babe_kl said...

thanks tehsee, err no idea but i think it's not legal haha

earl-ku, yeah i was experimenting with the slow cooker method. it's very strange indeed cos there are ppl flocking for such simple food. my mom cook this all the time too and usually she cook a lot so that the leftover can be savour the next day!

Tummythoz said...

Not a fan of bittergourd but luv d salty gravy very much. Oya, I did this too sometime back except I just dump all raw ingredients into d cooker. It was good too.

babe_kl said...

very convenient huh tummythoz? just dump everything inside the slowcooker *ding* 3 hours later, tender & piping hot meal waiting liau!