Sunday, September 28, 2008

Chinese Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken
Originally uploaded by chazzvid
There is a Chinese restaurant here in Adelaide that makes the best fried chicken. It's served in this broth which, as far as I can tell, is made up of Chinese rice wine and soy sauce as the main ingredients. The fried chicken is cut up and the broth is poured over it. I've never tried to make it myself until now.

I was only going to make fried chicken for dinner. What I usually do is boil the chicken for a bit in a mixture of water, garlic and soy sauce then dry the chicken and quickly fry it to crisp it up ( Thanks to Thess for this tip! ). This time, instead of pouring the resulting broth away, I took a taste and noticed it was almost close to the broth that the restaurant serves it's chicken with. I experimented with the broth a bit and came up with something similar.

I ended up frying some garlic, adding Chinese cooking wine and the broth together and boiled for a bit. I think it worked too because the wife took a taste and declared it exactly like what we would have had in the restaurant ( even better! ). At any rate, it was my first attempt and I think I can improve it with a few more ingredients.

Unfortunately, the kids had a taste of the broth and both didn't seem to care for it. So, they just had the fried chicken sans broth which they both finished anyway.


che-ann said...

wow ganun pala ang secret to those chinese/vietnamese crispy fried chicken!! magaya nga, thanks for the tip guys!

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chaz said...

No problem Che! Hope we can get to taste your version soon. You guys coming over for Christmas? :)

Soc G. said...


chaz said...

Hey Soc! Still working on this recipe, pero you're right, kakagutom din. :D