Category Archives: Asian Food

Tom Kha Gai

So this is one of the recipes Erick learnt while traveling Southeast Asia, and he has mastered this particular one to perfection!

Tom Kha Gai
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2-3 red Thai bird's eye chilis
  • 4-5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of galangal
  • 1-2 pieces of lemongrass
  • 1 small chicken breast
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • a handful of small white mushrooms
  • a lime
  • 7-8 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 400ml of coconut milk
  • 500ml of chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Deseed and chop the chillies into very thin rings. Slice galangal into paper-thin pieces.
  2. Chop lemongrass into 10cm long pieces and crush with the butt-end of a knife. Add lime leaves,
  3. chili, lemongrass and galangal to pot with the coconut milk.
  4. Slice chicken into thin strips, quarter the mushrooms and half the cherry-tomatoes.
  5. Bring the coconut milk almost to a boil and add the chicken. Allow the chicken to cook on high
  6. heat for a good 5 minutes.
  7. Add broth, tomatoes and mushrooms and simmer for another 20 minutes.
  8. Flavor with the juice from a squeezed lime and fish sauce.

 

Filipino Chicken Adobo

Filipino Chicken Adobo
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken legs, jointed
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Generous splashes of soy sauce
  • Splash of vinegar (optional)
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, mix together all the ingredients until the chicken is coated. Cover and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium and cook about 35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  2. Preheat the oven grill to super high. Place the chicken pieces skin side up on an oven tray and cook under the grill until the skin gets crispy.
  3. Simmer the leftover cooking sauce until thickened.
  4. Serve with steamed white rice. Drizzle the sauce all over the rice and chicken.
  5. Enjoy!

 

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