Tried several fried and roast chicken in Thailand. All looks simple yet there is a very unique flavour and taste. I think it is like garlic and ginger. So when I saw this recipe, I gave it a try with some modification. That is I added fresh Cekur roots and leaves. Hmm... this chicken dish has this unique aroma and flavour.
Verdict – fragrant fried chicken with a unique flavour. There is some gravy in this dish but if fried a little dry, it would be perfect.
Recipe Source – Yum Yum Magazine No. 78 with modifications
2 cooked chicken whole legs [I used 3 chicken thighs] – cut into small pieces
2 tbsp oil
1-2 tbsp chopped garlic
1-2 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp chopped cekur roots [optional]
1 spring onion – cut slantwise 1 inch length
A few fresh cekur leaves – shredded or break into pieces [optional]
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
- Heat up oil in wok. Saute chopped ingredients until fragrant and brown.
- Add in cooked chicken, seasoning and stir fry over high heat until sauce has dried up.
- Add in cekur leaves and spring onions. Stir fry to mix.
- Dish up and serve.