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.
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.