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It’s been too long since the last recipe was posted on this blog, so here goes.

This soya sauce chicken dish was first made by Haze off a recipe she obtained online, it turned out pretty good but I thought there were something lacking, so after giving it a bit of thought I came up with this version that took a cue from the tau eu bak recipe.

cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, ginger, garlic
cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, ginger, garlic

The ingredients are pretty similar to the tau eu bak – your usual suspects of Chinese/Nyonya cooking. I use chicken wings as the meat, but you can substitute this with any part of chicken, and I have reasonable confidence that it’ll work well with duck too.

  • 1-2 star anise
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • half a bulb of garlic
  • 2 slices of ginger (more if you’re cooking duck)
  • half a cup of soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of dark soya sauce
  • sugar to taste (1-2 teaspoon)
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 4 chicken wings

1 part soya sauce, 3 part water
1 part soya sauce, 3 part water

The cooking instruction is about as simple as you can get:

  • bring water and soya sauce to boil (1 part soya sauce, 3 part water)
  • add chicken, star anise, garlic, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves
  • let simmer for 30 minutes
  • add sugar and dark soya sauce
  • simmer for another 5 minutes or till sauce thickens
  • serve while hot

simmer for 30 mins, add sugar and a dash of dark soya sauce
simmer for 30 mins, add sugar and a dash of dark soya sauce

The difference between this and the “original” recipe was the addition of dark soya sauce, this thickens the sauce quite a bit and adds a bit of complexity that sugar can’t bring out.

This is a very easy dish to cook and best enjoy with steamed rice. Happy cooking!

soya sauce chicken wings, le slurps
soya sauce chicken wings, le slurps

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Olympus E-PL3

After browsing a bit at Pertama Kompleks one afternoon, SK suggested that we go to this “awesome nasi kandar place” down the road. The dude actually didn’t even know where the restaurant was located, but after a few phone calls and walking under the sun for 10 minutes, we finally reached Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang Haji Ibramsha, situated just a stone’s throw away from the old Coliseum cinema.

Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang Haji Ibramsha
SK enjoying his nasi kandar

It was still during the holy month of Ramadhan, and business was a little slow. We queue up for to pick the sides to go with the rice relatively fast. I was told that their Ayam Kicap (chicken with dark sauce) is not to be missed.

The one interesting side that accompanies every meal here is the fresh cucumber (like nasi lemak style) with pretty strong sambal (chili paste). I think that compliments the rice very well and give it an extra kick and freshness to renew your taste buds. The ayam kicap was really as good as advertised, very strong tasting with the chicken cooked to a very tender texture. Very delicious.

map near Sogo, Kuala Lumpur
this nasi kandar place is not far from SOGO shopping complex

A plate of rice with a piece of chicken, egg, and some vegetable runs at around RM 6+, pretty standard for nasi kandar these days. Try it if you are around the area.

68, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
50100 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.152600, 101.696143