Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Why is it called '三杯鸡 ' Three Cup Chicken? In olden days, to cook this dish, 1 cup of oil, 1 cup of soy sauce & 1 cup of wine is added therefore the name of dish! Maybe they cooked a big wok of chicken that's why used so much seasoning hahaha...

  • 1 chicken, chopped
  • 1 tbsp corn oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 5 cm ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chinese wine
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 50gm sweet basil leaves
  1. Marinate chopped chicken pieces with 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, 1/2 light soya sauce & 1/4 tsp salt for at least 30mins.
  2. Heat up oil in wok, add ginger, stir fry till fragrant for 2mins. Add chicken pieces and fry till lightly brown for about 2-3mins. Add wine & soy sauces, mix evenly. Cover & simmer for 10mins till cook through.
  3. Remove cover, continue to cook till sauce reduce to your liking. Add basil leaves & fry briefly. Dish up.


Anonymous said...

hi..mindy's here,wat is basil leaves

Peng said...

Hi Mindy, the chinese name is 九层塔,u heard b4? this can be found at cold storage supermarket.

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