Foodie Friday: Three Cup Chicken

Three cup chicken: an aromatic, spicy chicken dish   The "three cup" refers to the primary ingredients used in this flavorful dish: sesame oil, soy sauce, and Chinese rice wine. The recipe (try the Allrecipes version  or the tasty one from Yum of China) calls for three equal parts of each ingredient. Fresh basil also lends a nice minty touch that complements the flavor, and provides an elegant decoration to the platter. I first tasted this chicken courtesy of my brother-in-law prior to his … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese chicken rice: chicken simmered in broth and served with flavorful riceHainanese chicken rice originates from Hainan, a province in China. However, it's very popular in Malaysia and Singapore. The dish boasts chicken with silky skin, accomplished by steeping a whole chicken in bone-based broth at sub-boiling temperatures and dowsing it in ice water at the end. The chicken meat inside remains soft and smooth. (Sometimes younger birds are selected for the dish for an even tenderer … [Read more...]