Vegetarian Ginger and Sesame Chicken Pop Corn

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150 g Vegetarian chicken – deep fry till golden, drained and set aside

60 g ginger residue (100 g old ginger – remove skin and pounded/grated finely – squeeze the juice and retain the residue)

2 tbsp Woh Hup Pure Sesame Oil

Sauce Ingredients
1 tbsp Woh Hup  sauce (Shitake Mushroom Lower Salt)
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce (add more if you want darker)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp Chinese Red Glutinous Rice Wine or Hua Tio Jiu
50 ml water
1 tsp corn flour (Mixed with 2 tbsp water)

1) Heat sesame oil in a wok and saute ginger residue till crisp and golden, remove and set aside.
2) Using the same sesame oil, add in fried chicken pop corn, sauce ingredients and continue stirring till sauce coats the chicken pop corns. Bring to a boil. lower heat and simmer till sauce thickens. Taste accordingly and adjust to your preference, Add more water if you prefer more gravy.
3) Dish out to serving plate and  topped with crispy ginger residue and slice red chilli.

A common dish for ladies in confinement. The ginger is to help clear “winds” from the stomach. Chinese believe that consuming large amount of ginger during confinement will help to maintain good health in later years. Chinese Red Glutinous Rice Wine is also a good tonic for health.


Red Glutinous Wine Chicken (Hong Zao Ji)

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1/2 Kampong Chicken/3 whole chicken legs – chopped into bite size
2 tbsp sesame oil
6 slices ginger
2 cloves garlic – bruise

– 2 tbsp red glutinous wine lees
– 2 tbsp red glutinous wine
– 1 tsp sesame oil
– 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
– 1 tsp corn flour

200ml red glutinuous wine (红槽酒)
1 tbsp red glutinous wine lees (红槽)
3 small rock sugar
Salt to taste

1. In a bowl, marinade chicken with the marinade ingredients for 20 minutes.
2. In a heated wok, pour in sesame oil, saute ginger slices and garlic till fragrant and crispy. Remove ginger and set aside.
3. Add chicken pieces. Stir fry until the chicken is cooked on the surface.
4. Add in the seasonings and mix until the chicken is evenly coated.
5. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. If you can, flip the chicken pieces halfway through the cooking time for more even cooking.
6.  Dish to serving plate and Top with crispy ginger slices and serve with white rice.
7) For soupy version, add more water.