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I don’t know whether you have tasted the best Ayam Kicap before. After a few trial and errors on creating the right taste for this recipe, I finally have it and would like to share it with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

IF you have any other recipe for the dish that could beat mine, then don’t hesitate to give a comment at the end of this post.

Enjoy!

What you need:

  • 300g chicken breasts/wings
  • 1 Large onion – finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • 1 thumb sized ginger – chopped into sticks
  • 2 Large tomatoes / 5 cherry tomatoes – cut them into segments
  • A handful of spring onions/coriander – finely chopped
  • Half chicken stock cube
  • Sweet Soya Bean Sauce / Kicap manis Kipas Adabi
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Half cup of water
  • Use a claypot or wok to get the best result
First of all, heat your wok or sauce pan at medium heat while you prepare the ingredients. Add in two tablespoon of Vegetable Oil. Once the oil is hot after leaving it for a few minutes, you then add in the onion and garlics. Let it fry for a 1-2 minutes or until soft. After that, you add in the Tomatoes.
Once that, you add the chickens and stir fry with a pinch of salt and pepper for 1- 3 minutes. You then add in sweet soya bean sauce depending how ‘dark’ the chicken you want it be later. What I usually do is, I put in about 1/4 amount of the sauce in its bottle into it so that the sauce covers or surrounds ย much of the chicken in the wok. Stir around for a bit and then put in the chicken stock and water into the mixture.ย 
At this stage, you are advise to lower the fire and cover the wok for 1/2 an hour or an hour depending how thick the sauce that you want it to be. ย Don;t forget to stir and check a couple of time to avoid the chicken to stick on the wok base surface. The reason why I lower down the fire is because I want to have the meat inside the chicken to soft and tender, and this also gives enough time for the chicken to suck in all the juices!
Once it is already cooked, garnish it with spring onions or coriander on top.
Have a try with the recipe and let me know how it turned out yea. ๐Ÿ™‚
Happy Fasting!
ps: never knew writing a recipe can be so difficult.ย 

serves 4

All you need:

Olive Oil

1 read onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped

1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon

a bunch of fresh basil, leaves picked, stalks chopped

2 x 400g tins good quality plum tomatoes

2 x 300g jars in good quality tuna in olive oil or tuna biasa saja, drained and flaked with a fork!

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

500g good quality rigatoni or penne (it’s a type of pasta! haha go google it)

zest and juice of 1 – 2 lemons

a small handful of freshly grated Parmesan cheese

if you want to add a bit of chicken stock then by all means. (optional)

Here’s how you would do it:]

Heat a splash of olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan and cook the onion, chilli, cinnamon and basil stalks on a medium to low heat for 5 minutes until the onion has softened. Turn up the heat and add your tomatoes, tuna and good pinch of salt and chicken stock(optional). Break the tomatoes up using the back of a spoon, then bring to the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a pan of salted boiling water according to the packing instructions. When al dente, drain the pasta in a colander, reserving some of the cooking water. Toss the pasta into the tuna and tomato sauce with the roughly torn basil leaves, a glug of olive oil, the lemon zest and juice and parmesan and mix it altogether well. Loosen the pasta with a little of the reserved cooking water if needed. Check the seasoning and serve immediately!

I guess this will be my last post for now before I leave.

Everything seems to be in a fast lane now and I need to get a few breather before I start my journey.

Anyhow, Just got back from a splendid sleep over at KB. Long Chats. Last minute teaching. Joy. Fun. and Celebration are the words that I can sum up for these last two days.

Thanks for everything to those made the evening special for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Terima Kasih banyak banyak.

this will be my last words before I go. But this wont be the last of me yea.

Watch this space. ๐Ÿ™‚

do you love the new banner that I’ve just made for the site? haha now my blog has character people!! :p

Couldn’t think of what to blog for today. But I have an announcement to make.

I’ve just opened up my own tagboard!! It’s not within this blog tho’ ‘cos WPress doesn’t support any tagboards for now. Drop me a word or whatever you want to say over my tagboard yea.

link: http://299hrl.cbox.ws/

A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. In a partial lunar eclipse, the moon through the penumbra, and may pass partially through the umbra. In a total lunar eclipse, the moon in its entirety passes into the umbra.

[penumbra – the grayish marginal portion of a sunspot]

[umbra – the dark central portion of a sunspot]

In comparison with Solar Eclipse, a Solar eclipse happens when the Earth passes through the shadow of the moon and it is not safe to watch with a naked eye. But lunar eclipse is completely safe to watch.

Here’s a piece of news about today’s eclipse in Brunei. taken from: bruneiastronomy.org

A total lunar eclipse is set to occur tomorrow on August 28 and will be visible in Brunei between 6.25pm and 8.24pm.


 

Unlike the previous partial lunar eclipse on 8 Sept last year, this eclipse would be a total. It will be a very spectacular cosmic event as the entire moon will pass the earth`s shadow.

In Brunei, the two-hour lunar eclipse can be observed right after the moon rises at 6:25 pm local time.


Eclipse watchers should be able to see the moon rising low in the eastern horizon and to appear reddish-brown because the earth blocks most of the sunlight to the moon.

 

Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipse is completely safe to watch. Providing the weather was clear people can see the phenomena from their homes.

The survey department of Brunei Darussalam and the Astronomical Society of Brunei will also set up telescopes at the Serasa Water Sports Complex tomorrow (28 August 2007) for the public to view the eclipse from 6.00 pm till 9.00 pm.


The next eclipse visible in Brunei will be a partial lunar eclipse on 17 August next year.

 

Will try to get some pictures whenever I can later. ๐Ÿ™‚

but its almost overrrrrr.

When you ever GOT a call

while you are on the road . . .

DON’T FORGET

to bring your HANDS-FREE EAR PIECE! with you :p


The Man

Hajimbo

29th.Sept.86

Bruneian

follow the journey of a young future geologist who not only devoted most of his time on rocks but things that are just beyond ROCKS! Be entertained! :P

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