1 piece chicken thigh,bone-in (u can also use 2 pieces for this recipe)
4 cardamon seed
2 star anise
2in cinnamon stick
4-5 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup santan (coconut milk)
In a pot, heat the oil and add the cardamon, cloves, star anise and cinnamon. Stir for about 1-2 min.
Add in B and stir for another 4-5min.
Add in the chicken and water enough to cover the chicken, (about 1.5-3 cups). 2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon sugar. Keep flipping the chicken and continue boiling for abt 15-20min.
Once the chicken is cooked, take it out and let it cool down.
Add another cup of water and the coconut milk. (The blended ingredients and coconut milk will make the soup look thick and thts wht we want. So make sure you dont add too much water)
Let it boil and then only you add the salt and sugar to taste.
Shred the chicken and put the bones back in the soup. You can also put the shredded chicken meat back into the soup if you like.
You can enjoy it on its own (soup) or eat it with packed rice (nasi impit). You can get them from the asian supermarket or make them yourself. I always buy the nona brand (or any other brand) tht comes in small packets where you just boil them for an hour and cut when its cooled down. Alternatively, you can use meehoon or both. Back home, id definitely use both.
For garnishing, use chinese celery, fried shallot/onion, fried tung hoon (deep fried and crash them on top of your soup) and of course beansprout.
For the sambal kicap (soy sauce), blend or pound a handful of cili padi. Add a pinch of salt, lemon juice and sweet soy sauce.
This blog is specifically made so that I can post all my cooking and recipes here rather than at my other blog. The reason is it gets a little bit too confusing to the readers. At least to me. I think its best if I compile and post all the food relating posts here and everything else under the sun at the other blog.
I hope you are going to enjoy this new blog as much as you enjoyed my other blog. Some of the recipes and pictures will be from the other post while some would be new ones. Im neither Martha Stewart nor am I Rachel Ray but I love eating good food. I usually would cook whatever things I could find in the freezer or fridge or the cabinets. Sometimes I would take hours to prepare soemthings and other times I just want something quick and easy. Fried stuff is heaven to me thus the name salt and tumeric.