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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chicken & shredded ginger stewed in rice wine

Ginger and sesame oil are considered as 'warm' food. And as such, good for new mothers' diet in the first month after birth. A very common and much loved combination is ginger, sesame oil with chicken. Chicken because chicken meat is considered 'light' meat. This recipe is about chicken & schredded ginger stewed in rice wine (homemade) residue.
  • 2-3 pcs chicken breast or thighs (wash and cut into bite size )
  • 300 gm ginger, peel and slice or cut into sticks
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce or oyster sauce (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp rice wine residue or 1 cup (dry) sherry
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (roasted black) sesame oil
  1. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or pan.
  2. When the oil is hot, add ginger slices/sticks
  3. Stir-fry briefly until it is aromatic, then add the chicken.
  4. Stir-fry briefly, then add wine residue/sherry.
  5. Turn heat on low and simmer 20-30 mins.
  6. Thicken sauce with a little cornflour if necessary.
  7. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Note: For more goodness, I added goji beries and mu errh mushrooms.


  1. i hated this dish during my confinement but love it now. i made this but most of the american asian ladies in my makan group do not like it, well more for me and the rest who loved it.

  2. I've no chance at all during my confinement so Im making up for it now. So far, I've not felt any negative effects for not observing this tradition.