Sunday, October 21, 2012

Terengganu Braised Chicken & Stir Fry Loofah & Chinese Cabbage

The first Terengganu dish I cooked and not only me buy the whole family enjoyed it
Very delicious with a bowl of rice, and you do not need anything else, trust me
But for the sake of eating some portion of vegetables daily, I served this with a vegetable dish :)

Recipe is from Phong Hong's site

Here's the recipe with my modification...

What you need:

half chicken, I deskinned and cut
200g pork loin, pounded to tenderize, cut
6 hardboiled eggs
15 shallots, halved
3 cloves of garlic, halved
2 tbsp tauchew (preserved soya bean paste)
2 tbsp dark sweet soya sauce (kecap manis)
2 tbsp dark soya sauce
1/2 palm sugar
1 litre water
  1. Blend shallots, garlic and tauchew til smooth
  2. Sautee the blended paste with a little oil til fragrant
  3. Add in pork slices, fry for 10 minutes
  4. Add in water, dark sweet soya sauce, dark soya sauce, palm sugar and eggs
  5. Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes
  6. Add in chicken and simmer til chicken tender and water lessened and thickened abit, around 30 minutes

And this is the vegetable dish, stir fry loofah and chinese cabbage

What you need:

1 loofah, peel and cut
1/4 chinese cabbage, cut
3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
3 cm ginger, lightly pounded
1 lemongrass, lightly pounded
2 tbsp tauchew (preserved soya bean paste)
1/4 tsp sugar
1 spring onion, cut
400ml water
a little oil
  1. Heat oil in a wok, sautee garlic til fragrant
  2. Add in ginger, lemongrass, and sautee til soft
  3. Add in tauchew, sugar and spring onion, sautee til soft, remove from wok
  4. Using the same wok, bring to boil water, add in the sauteed seasonings
  5. After the water boils again, ad in loofah
  6. After loofah turns soft, add in chinese cabbage
  7. After the water boils again, remove from heat
  8. Serve immediately

I'm submitting the yummy chicken dish to Malaysian Food Fest (Terengganu Month) hosted by Lena of Frozen Wings


  1. Hi, Alice, this dish looks so delicious that I have to leave a message here. My mum made her style of braised pork with eggs at home & actually today, i'm going to make my style. I craved for this dish a lot when I was pregnant with my son ! i had to buy it from a Thai stall & Thai's version is sweet!

    1. oh, i forgot to say that i havent tried using chicken instead of pork b4!

    2. this is a must try, Jessie
      it's so good! :)

  2. i always like the braised eggs. I love mashing those dark colour eggs in my rice.

    1. yes my kids love braised eggs so much too :)

  3. alice, the kay hong is such a popular dish that i hv not not doubts at all that it is very delicious! i got to try it some day! i love this kind of soup too but hv not tried adding lemongrass and taucheo to it, sure it is as tasty as well! dont forget to email me your entry:)



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