Monday, July 5, 2010

Chicken with Ginger & Sesame oil

A lot of Asian ladies eat this dish just after childbirth, but I think that one does not have to be in a confinement period to enjoy this lovely simple dish.

I cook this whenever I am feeling unwell. Today, we are having this for dinner as I find the aromatic smell of the ginger frying and the sesame oil soothing to my senses. I believed that the ginger also helps with my nausea. Plus that I am starving after being sick.....and this simple dish is so good for you during the winter months, it warms up your body.


2 chicken breast or chicken portions with bones in.
Fresh shallots
Fresh ginger
Sesame oil
Dark soy sauce
1 tsp of sugar
Chinese wine similar to sherry (optional)


  1. Peel shallots and sliced them
  2. Peel ginger to julienne ginger, these are for toppings
  3. Fry ginger till crisp, put aside the crunchy ginger toppings
  4. Put aside some sliced ginger for frying with chicken later
  5. Heat up wok
  6. Fry onions and ginger together
  7. Put in and fry chicken pieces till brown
  8. Add sherry or chinese wine
  9. Add dark soy sauce
  10. Add sugar, stir everything to mix well, add a litter water if too dry
  11. Pour in generous amout of sesame oil.
  12. Allow to chicken to cook in the sesame ginger mixture
  13. Serve up and put crunchy ginger crisp toppings on top.


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