One of our usual home food: Chicken in Red Yeast Gravy (红糟)! My favourite part is the knuckle (pictured in the centre!) Another great accompaniment to rice!


Recipe from Mum:

Sesame Oil
Cooking Oil
Light Soy Sauce
Ginger Juice
8-10 cloves Garlic
2 - 3 Tbsp Fermented Red Yeast Paste
Red Wine/Cooking Sherry
Salt to Taste


1. Season chicken meat with sesame oil, a dash of light soy sauce and ginger juice. Keep in the fridge for a few hours.

2. Add 1 part cooking oil and 1 part sesame oil to wok, crush 8 to 10 whole cloves of garlic (lightly smash, do not chop).

3. Fry Red Yeast Paste over slow fire until fragrant (around 3 minutes).

4. Add chicken and stir-fry.

5. Add Red Wine/Cooking Sherry and a little water if it gets too sticky.

6. Simmer over slow fire until chicken is cooked.

7. Add salt to taste.

Note: It's a good idea to taste the Red Yeast Paste before adding salt because some brands of paste can be extremely salty. We bought ours here from:

Foo Chow Fishball Noodles
33/35 Sultan Gate
Kampong Glam Conservation Area

p.s. I love their Foo Chow Fishballs and Wanton (燕皮) too!

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Hungrybear said...

Rexic, looks yummilicious.
Doubt I am able to find red yeast this end. Is it alright to share the recipe please. Kum sia. Hugz, HB

XY said...

Sure HB!! I'll ask my mum for it! LOL, she's a much better cook than me! ;)

Hungrybear said...

Rexic, kum sia. Sori, am still having puter problems. Hugzzzzzzzz, HB

XY said...

Oh dear I almost forgot! The recipe's up now. Hope you can find the red yeast..Good Luck!! (:

Tiantianchi said...

I will love to have some browned ginger and garlic soaking up all the gravy that I can chew on.