Monday, June 19, 2006

Honey Glazed Chicken with Ginger



Recently we had an excellent dinner at Chynna, KL Hilton for my mother's birthday. Sadly I could not snap any pictures since my family members would have been mortified if I whipped out my camera since they're regulars there. Despite all the kitschy kung fu costumes the wait staff have to wear, I must admit food here is very good.

To celebrate, we had the Beijing Duck, Mongolian Beef, Prawns with Salted Egg, Honey Glazed Chicken with Ginger, Birthday Noodles, Stir Fried French Beans and Spinach in Soup and Wolfberries. We finished off sharing the Lime Sorbet, Lemongrass Jello with Aloe Vera. My favourites are definitely their Mongolian Beef that came in tender beef cubes and the chicken.

Since I could not take any pictures, I decided to make my version of honey glazed chicken with ginger. It's unlike the one at Chynna which is ten times better especially with the crispy waferlike ginger slices they serve it with. I tried making the deep fried ginger flakes but failed as they just could not stay crispy. Think I'll need to dust them with flour the next time. This version is actually from the bilingual Yum Yum magazine. For my version, I have deboned chicken legs and removed the skin to keep down the fat levels since it is deep fried. If you don't like deep frying, pan fry your deboned chicken instead. Although it's not the same, I would say this dish is excellent and simple to make. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Honey Glazed Chicken with Ginger

4 chicken thighs, cut into serving pieces (You may debone them if you prefer)
1 tablespoon light soya sauce
1 tablespoon corn flour
150 grams young ginger

Marinade

1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon white rice vinegar

Sauce

3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soya sauce
1 tablespoon of marinated ginger

Cut the young ginger into small cubes and add in the marinade. Mix well and leave for one hour. Combine chicken with soya sauce and corn flour. I usually leave it to marinate for 1 hour that I am waiting for the ginger. Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown. Drain excess oil on paper towels. Pour sauce into a pan, ginger pickles and cook on low heat until the sauce thickens. Add the fried chicken and mix thoroughly. Dish up and serve.

14 comments:

tekko said...

I believe the version you made should taste good also. Btw... u visited Bumbu Bali recently?

boo_licious said...

tekko - I have visited Bumbu Bali but not recently. Must go dig out those pixs. Any changes to the food?

tekko said...

not really... i saw someone took food photo while dinner at Bumbu last Saturday... thought it was u.

fatboybakes said...

boo, actually when i first looked at ur pic, i thought that WAS from chynna. yours looks dam good i have to say.

by the way, i have to get this off my chest...i am so stressed...a friend asked me to make their wedding cake, and i foolishly agreed. its this weekend. arrrgh, what have i gotten myself into. and its meant to be "secret", hence i cant tell our mutual friends. STRESSS......

fooDcrazEE said...

CHYNNA is one of the in restaurant. Coming up soon is in errr...whats the hotel next to Hilton with the same owner ? arghhhh, it was in the back of my head and ,...

indianadoc said...

ooooooooooo...that's a very seducing snap!!

boo_licious said...

tekko - must be another food blogger? I wonder who?

fatboybakes - eh, looks different from the one I had in Chynna. This version different but delish also.

Good luck with the cake! Am sure it'll be fine. I have the latest BBC Good Food which has a wedding cake feature. You can try out things like make 3 different cake layers so everyone has a variety, use fondant icing and decorate it with painted rose petals.

foodcrazee - r u talking abt Le Meridien? Thought no Chinese food there?

indianadoc - give it a try! Very delish.

SweetSarahJ said...

Yum.. this looks fantastic! I'll try it for sure.

boo_licious said...

sweetsarahj - hope you'll like it.

zammy yammy said...

wow..this looks nice. but can use any type of honey for this dish? thx. :)

Puspha said...

Wow!!! So sedap wan. A must try. Thanx for sharing the recipe.

boo_licious said...

zammy yammy - you can use any type of honey. I used just ordinary runny honey.

puspha - hope you like it. Very easy to make too.

lalagirl said...

I tried the honey glazed chicken today and my guests thought it was very delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

boo_licious said...

Kat - I'm so glad you and yr guests love it.

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