Sunday, September 16, 2012

How to Cook Like A Housewife - Sweet and Sour Chicken

Ever since all my close girlfriends have got themselves a decent boyfriend, cooking will be one of our favourite topic to discuss about before and after class. Most of the time we will be squeezing our brains hard to think about what sort of dish we should cook for our boyfriends. Well, just at look at my blog. Every now and then I blog about the food that I cook for my Hubby. Housewife transformation in process haha.

Well, to cook like a housewife, first of all you have to know how to cook sweet and sour chicken/pork. This chinese-style dish is so popular that I think any Chinese should learn how to cook it. Including me the housewife wannabe. So let's get started.

Green and red bell peppers cut into cubes, Garlic, Onion, Scallion, Chilli sauce/Tomato ketchup, White vinegar, Oyster sauce, Sesame Oil, Lea & Perrins Worchester sauce

Main Ingredient:
Boneless chicken thigh cut into bite-size pieces
To marinate the chicken meat: hua diao jiu (rice wine), soy sauce, corn starch and oil

Frying Batter:
Ready-mixed tempura flour (Flour + Corn startch + Baking Soda), 1 egg, some water

From left: White vinegar, hua diao jiu (rice wine), oyster sauce, chilli sauce(or tomato ketchup) and sesame oil.

Marinate the boneless chicken thigh meat with a tablespoon of soy sauce, hua diao jiu, corn starch and a teaspoon of oil.

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Mix 1 egg, tempura flour and water to get the frying batter.

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Dip the chicken meat in the frying batter and start frying.

Once done, put the fried chicken meat aside and proceed into sauce making. Stir-fry the garlic, onion and bell pepper.

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Add in sufficient amount of chilli or tomato ketchup sauce. Both works well. 

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Add in some white vinegar.

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Add in a tablespoon of oyster sauce and Worchester sauce. Oyster sauce can really make any dish taste good in my opinion. Let it simmer for a while and the sauce is done.

Pour the sauce all over the chicken meat.

Tadaa! Sweet and sour chicken making success!

Enjoy! Both mum and Hubby love it very much and Hubby rate it as 9/10. Even my very picky daddy said it was good too. All the praises and compliments I got from friends and family definitely has made my day and this will be one of my favourite dish to cook for family dinners and potluck with friends.



Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..

XCB said...

Welcome ~ =)