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Monday, January 8, 2018


A truly Chinese recipe with the basic Chinese cooking ingredients and method.  Simple stir frying and braising way of cooking and yet the result is tasty and awesome.  A dish good to serve with rice or porridge.
This recipe serves 2-4 and great dish if you are following a low carbo diet. 

Recipe adapted from Chinese Cooking [Natural Recipes For Healthy Living] by Charmaine Solomon with modifications

[serves 2-4]
[18.5 total grams carbohydrate]
600 gm chicken - cut bite size pieces [I used free range chicken, skin removed]
1 tsp each of grated ginger and garlic
2-3 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tbsp oil
20 dried lily buds - soaked, knotted and hard end removed
6 dried mushrooms - soaked and drained
1 piece wood fungus - soaked and break into pieces
1 tbsp shredded ginger
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce for colour
150 ml water
1 tsp cornflour + 2 tsp water
  1. Marinade chicken pieces with grated ginger, garlic, soy sauce and salt.  Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add chicken to brown quickly.  Add in shredded ginger, mushrooms, dried lily buds and black fungus.  Stir to mix well, pour in water, excess marinade and dark soy sauce.
  3. Stir to mix well, low heat and braise for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Thicken with cornstarch water.  Bring to boil.
  5. Dish up to serve. 
Cookbook Countdown
I am sharing this post with Cookbook Countdown Event #25 hosted by Joyce and Emily of Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking [Makan2] Foray respectively   


Phong Hong said...

Happy New Year, Kimmy! That's a delicious dish and it looks like I have not eaten kim chiam for a long time. I hope that your mil is recovering well. Please take good care of yourself too, ok?

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, thanks again. My MIL is recovering slowly but stable. Dr can't confirm how soon she will recover fully due to her age. Have to monitor closely.

kitchen flavours said...

Delicious dish! We usually use lily buds in chap choy dish. Have not eaten it for a long time!
Hope your mother in law gets well soon.

Kimmy said...

Thanks Joyce, my Mil is still in HDU [already 17th day]. We pray she gets well and strong soon but from past experience, her post surgery till full recovery takes 2-3 months. With the CNY coming near, there is no time to waste. So much too do.

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