What can I do when I'm stuck in Algeria but missing the food from home? I recently had a craving for Hainanese chicken rice so it was time to head for the kitchen.
The Hainanese chicken rice, an eponymous dish from Hainan Island, China, actually gained it's commercial success in South-east Asia and is now much touted as Singapore's national dish. I adored this dish as a child but had to refrain because, according to some advice, it might worsen my asthmatic condition. Years later, the asthma having subsided, I can now truly claim that Hainanese chicken rice is one of my favorite food of all time.
Based on a recipe from a cookbook that I brought here, I was partially successful in re-creating a taste of Hainanese chicken, sadly without knowing how to prepare the rice nor chilli. Er...soli but recipe book neber provide leh, how to do?...Cook is kayou!
Though it was no Chatterbox or Boon Tong Kee, the chicken turned out to be pretty tasty. At the very least, it satiated my craving.
Need serious help in how to chop a chicken properly! Anyone?