Chinese Braised Chicken

August 10, 2009
This is a simple meal enjoyed by all.....

  • chicken pieces - drumsticks or thighs (or if you can get chicken's feet... the best)
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 inch ginger - bruised
  • chinese mushroom - washed and soaked (do not discard the soaking water)
  • 2 firm beancurd
  • 4 hard boiled egg
  • seasoning - agak-agak.... thick soy sauce (kicap manis), light soy sauce, sugar and a little bit oyster sauce.
Saute star anise, cinnamon and ginger for a few minutes. Add in chicken. Stir for a few minutes. Add the seasoning and 1 cup of water. Bring to boil and add chinese mushroom, hard boil eggs then lower the heat and leave to simmer for 1/2 hour.....Finally add the firm beancurd. Season with salt and sugar.. The final taste should have a tinge sweetness.