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Friday, February 5, 2010

3 Cups Chicken (三杯雞)

If you are still willing to learn something new from here then I'm back! :)

Okay, This three cups chicken is just easy and delicious. The bigest feature for this dish is by using three different kinds of seasoning. (that's why we call it Three Cups Chicken)

Most of Taiwanese love this dish not only have it with a regular serve but also have it with beer when you hang out with friends.

Shall we?


Chicken leg----2 (with bone)
Thai Basil----20g
Garlic----6 glove
Chili, chopped----1
Ginger, finely shirred----1 big chunk

Soy sauce----3/4 cup
Cooking wine----3/4 cup (Taiwanese style or asian atyle)
Sugar----3/4 cup

1. Grab a big saucepan, by start cooking the chicken till it's golden-brown.
2. Add garlic, ginger, chili and all the seasonings.
3. Stir it well and cook it till the juice is thick and reduced.
4. Add basil, serve with steam rice.

Spicy Clams


  • Catty Clams----1 pound
  • Thai Basil----20g
  • Garlic, finely minced----4 glove
  • Chili, chopped----1


  • Thick soy sauce----2Tbsp
  • Cooking wine----1Tbsp
  • Sugar----1Ts
  • Sesame oil----1Ts
  • A pinch of white pepper powder
  • Salt to taste


1. Fry Garlic and chili in 3 tbsp oil till fragrant, then add clam and seasonings, stir well.

2. When clams shells start to open, add basil, stir well.

3. Serve with steam rice.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pigs Feet (Hand) Stew

I guess this dish might terrify you.

"What have you done?"

Well, if you are a fan of Chinese food, you probably heard of the dish and are willing to give yourself a chance to try this wonderful cuisine. It's just easy and delicious.

Nutrition is another reason that pig's feet are good sources of collagen for our body, and it's a complex protein maintaining strength and flexibility of skin. Sound's great, right?!

So, be brave. Let's cook it!


  • Pigs feet (hand)----1 Box (you can find it at your local gorcery stores)

  • Ginger, finely shirred----1 big chunk

  • Garlic, pill skin off----10 glove

  • Star anise----5

  • Green onion----3 stalks


  • Brown sugar ----2 oz (if you can find the Chinese block/rock sugar, it is even better)

  • Chinese cooking wine ----1 tsp

  • Dark soy sauce ---- 1 tbsp

  • Light soy sauce ----1.5 tbsp

  • Oyster sauce ----1.5 tbsp

  • Salt to taste

  • 5 spices powder----1Ts


1. Pre-cook the pigs feet
2. Large pot, fill it with all the ingredients.
3. Add water to cover the pig feet,close lid, bring to boil.
4. Then, bring to lower heat,let it simmer for 1.5 hour.

Tip: we want to cook the pig feet until they are tender.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Garlic Flavor Fired Shrimp

If you love seafood just like I do, you should try this Garlic Flavor Fried Shrimp recipe. You can either have it as a side dish when drinking with friends or serve it as a main course with steam rice at home.
The point for this dish is not to overcook your shrimp and keep it juicy and tender.


            • Shrimp----200g

            • Garlic, finely minced----4 glove

            • Green onion, chopped----3

            • Chili, chopped----1


            • Salt----2Tsp

            • White pepper powder----1Tsp


            1. By start cleaning the shrimp, cut the head off.

            2. Add oil into a pat to fry the shrimp until it's cooked . For preparation.

            3. Grab another sauce pan, add 1 Tbsp oil, add garlic and chili , salt , white pepper powder and cooked shrimp. Mix well.