Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Chicken with Soy Sauce and Bean Sprouts


Whole this month the weekends were really busy, especially saturdays. So it was wonderful to have a weekend were all three of us were at home.
We went to the Indian store 35 km from out place. Normally when we go for grocerry shopping daughter won't come with us saying it is boaring , but then saturday we bribed her :-)

We told her for lunch we can go to Koekcoek ( it is a place were they only sell roasted half small chicken and they serve with just bread and on they don't give knifes and forks, you have to eat it with your hand) This place has been there for more than 40 yrs and it is always packed.

My MIL said once when they went years ago, a elderly woman came there to eat while they all were there for eating chicken. And this lady was served, and she waited and waited for the knife and fork, and in the end she asked the waiter and he remarked they don't use them here so woman just wraped up her chicken and they saw her going.

For me when I came here it was really getting used to eat with knife and fork,as back home we always ate with our hand. I remember first time I went to a restraunt here i was afraid my piece of food wil fly to my neighbours plate :-)

This is one of those dishes you can make in a jiffy if you hace the things at home.
I have never timed it, but I am sure it will take less than 15 minutes.


Ingridietns.
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tsp brown sugar ( optional)
Peper powder 1 tsp
500 gm chicken cut into bite size pictures.


Mix all the ingridients in a bowl and keep aside, while you cut the onions etc...
2 tbsp oil
1 large onion chopped roughly

Few chillies ( optional)
150 gm mushroom sliced.
A handfull of bean sporout.
250 to 300 ml chicken broth
Corn flour 2 tbsp mixed with a bit of water.


Heat the oil in a high fire and when it is really hot add the oil and then add the chicken pieces, ., the wok should be hot otherwise you won't get the brown colour. When the chicken is browned few minutes, then add the onions and fry them golden brown.
Add the mushromms and chillies ( if you are using) fry them for few minutes.
Add the chicken broth, and when it is boiled and the chicken pieces are cooked , stir in the corn flour mix and boil till the sauce is thickend. Don't add the full corn flour at them same time.

You can add the bean sprouts at the last moment, but what i do is, in a frying pan add 1 absp oil and fry the bean sprouts together with a bit of spysauce for 2 minutes and then mix with the chicken dishe. Choice is yours.

33 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I adore the bean sprouts and this stir-fry with chicken sounds very quick and so flavourful.

Priya said...

I can say that this chicken with bean sprouts and soya sauce can be a comforting food for me..tempting bowl of delicious chicken dish..

MeetaK said...

a perfect dinner finla1 LOVE THE WAY THIS LOOKS1

Aps said...

I just made this soup yest... but as m a veggie I had Veg's instead of chicken...nd it tasted Yummmm... I added 2 tsp of tomato puree too :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This looks soooo you! Where is this place? I must go to visit it!

Sophie said...

A georgous chicken dish this is!

This dish I will make tomorrow!! Looks so tasty too!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

loved your story!
Chicken looks yum!

indosungod said...

HC, you are expert with these mouth watering Chinese dishes (I feel they are Chinese the minute soy sauce is added) Eating food with hand is the best way to enjoy them and this chicken place you are talking about has got it correct.

Shama Nagarajan said...

i too have tried chicken with soy souce...love the taste..have posted it long back....delicious recipe..thanks for sharing

Happy Cook said...

Bombay Brussels you are always welcome to my place.

elra said...

Love the bean sprouts in there.

srikars kitchen said...

sounds delicious..nice clicks..

Silence Sings said...

scrumptious chicken dish.....

Gulmohar said...

wholesome, awesome dinner :-)I had the same feeling when I used fork and knife for the first time too :D

Gloria said...

I love this yummy food Happy Cook!!! nice! gloria

Bong Mom said...

I am most comfortable eating with my hands too :) Chicken looks yumm

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowwww..really tempting bowl... superb snap HC.. :)

Cham said...

Amazing in European country- no fork and spoon? Gosh use our own cuttlery! Great to know that place :) LOL about ur chicken flying....did anyone catched ?
New dish with chicken -perfect for this wet weather!

Pravs said...

eating with you hand is thought as being barbaric by some western people, when its so normal in our culture. That was nice to read about the lady who waited for the fork and knife. This dish looks so good.

starry said...

Love the bean sprouts with the chicken.

SathyaSridhar said...

Finla,,,lovely chicken with soy sauce n bean sprouts...bean sprouts is a healthy option of adding in the food..sure you enjoyed this recipe with ur family,,seems very easy n quick version of cooking,,,my hubby's fav chinese food recipe,,sure will try this soon,,thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep on smiling

reanaclaire said...

simple and yet nice!

5 Star Foodie said...

Excellent with bean sprouts, yum!

Jaya said...

Happy,
I like that place you talked about ..eating with hands is preferable for me too :)..this bowl of chicken soya and bean sprouts look so delicious..
hugs and smiles

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

It looks amazing. It reminds of the chicken I get when I go to this Thai place near my house.

anudivya said...

I so missed your blog! How are you?
That last post looks positively deadly!

Cynthia said...

I love chicken
I love soy sauce
I love bean sprouts
I love this dish!

Shobha said...

Very interesting story...when I was living in UK I had the same kind of experience .... eating chicken with knife and fork.slowly when I started inviting some British friends home they started relishing tandoori chicken with hand...
A nice dish you have made here ...can be made in a jiffy with bare minimum ingredients.

tigerfish said...

Chicken with Soy Sauce is quite common but with bean sprouts...hmmm...quite a refreshing idea.

Tina said...

Amoo kidilan..kandittu kothiyavunnu...

Akal's Saappadu said...

nice simple and delicious dish, love it !!!

Deepa said...

Chicken with bean sprouts is a very unique combination...The dish looks so tasty. Most bengalis eat with their hand only :-)

Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

meeso said...

Mmmmm, delicious!