HAINANESE DELIGHTS

Interior

Category : Chinese
Address   : SM Fairview , Quezon City, Philippines
Parking    : SM Parking Area

Foodie’s Order:

Hainanese Chicken Rice – Php 120 – this is poached chicken that comes with rice that was also cooked in chicken broth. Hainanese chicken isn’t complete without the condiments : chili sauce, ginger sauce and soy sauce.  This one is good.

My all time favorite Hainanese Chicken Rice is from Sgt.Hainanese Chicken Rice at Food Republic in Singapore City. The founder of this is one of the chefs that made the Mandarin Hotel famous for its Hainanese Chicken Rice.  

Hainanese Chicken

 

Rice

 

HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE RECIPE BY THE FOODNETWORK

Ingredients

Chile Sauce:

  • §  2 to 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • §  2 tablespoons chopped fresh red chiles
  • §  5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • §  Salt

Chicken and Rice:

  • §  1 (2-pound) chicken
  • §  1 scallion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • §  4 slices fresh, peeled ginger
  • §  6 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
  • §  6 to 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • §  4 cups long-grain uncooked rice
  • §  1 teaspoon fine salt

Directions

Make the Chile Sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well, and season with salt, to taste. Set aside

Make the Chicken and Rice: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil (enough water to immerse the chicken). Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the scallion and ginger. Add the chicken to the boiling water, breast side-down. Lower the heat to a simmer just under boiling point and cook, covered, until just cooked through, about 40 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to an ice water bath for about 5 to 6 minutes. (This is to arrest the cooking and will make the chicken skin crisp.) Drain. De-bone the chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces. Reserve the chicken stock, and keep hot.

Heat the oil in a wok or saucepan over high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Add the rice and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Add enough of the hot reserved chicken soup to reach 1/2- inch above the top of the rice. Bring to the boil, add the salt, and lower the heat to low. When steam holes form in the rice, cover the wok, and steam until cooked, about 30 minutes.

 Whisk 1/4 cup of the hot chicken stock into the chile sauce.

 Arrange the rice and poached chicken on a platter and drizzle with the chile sauce.

Crispy Tofu – this is not remarkable

Crispy Tofu

This is great with Coke  … I will feature the 100 Years  Coke in can which was top billed by our beloved , Lolo Gene, in a television commercial of Coke in the Philippines. To date he is in the hospital … I hope he recovers soon.

100 Years of Coke = Lolo Gene

Lolo Gene as Lolo Mario in the Coke TV Ad

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