Monday, 7 August 2017

Mongolian Chicken


Or is this Thai chicken? I ask because the sauce is made with Thai chili sauce. So how is it Mongolian? Never mind. Asal sedap, sudah.

I had a Mongolian Chicken at a restaurant in Terengganu and it was nothing like this one.


Mongolian or not, it was delicious. The chicken pieces are deep fried and then tossed in a sauce made with Thai chili sauce, tomato ketchup, chili sauce (I did not have any so I omitted), plum sauce (which I accidentally omitted), Maggi seasoning and lime juice.

This recipe comes from my latest stash of cookbooks purchased recently from Popular Bookstore.

It all started with this one.


Because I couldn't resist this.


Then I got a voucher from the purchase that led to this, where the Mongolian Chicken came from.


And this. Tsk!


Never mind that I already have so many cookbooks, I can't stop this addiction. Since it got me cooking a new dish, it was a worthwhile buy, don't you think?


Mongolian Chicken
Recipe source : Adapted from Daily Meal Sets Made Simple (page 75)

Ingredients :
- 500g chicken pieces
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp cornflour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper

For the sauce (mix together) :
- 4 tbsp Thai chili sauce
- 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 1 tbsp Maggi seasoning sauce
- juice from 1 lime

Method :
1. Mix chicken pieces with egg, cornflour, salt and pepper.
2. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown, drain and set aside.
3. In a wok, bring the sauce to a boil and then add chicken pieces. Toss to coat chicken in sauce.
4. Dish out and serve.

33 comments:

  1. I love cookbooks and used to buy from Popular. But it has been a while since I bought one. Usually I downloaded the recipe from internet.

    Hmm. Mongolian chicken. Somehow yours doesnt look like it. I tasted Mongolian pork in Sibu. It was good and slightly spicy.

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    1. Besides buying cookbooks, I also prints many many recipes from blogs LOL!

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  2. Mongolian or not, it looks sooooo yummy :)

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    1. Thanks, Puan Hazel! I enjoyed it :)

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  3. Your chicken looks so delicious! ooh....i am forever adding cookbooks too. That bread book looks interesting!!! :)

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    1. That bread book would be more useful in your capable hands. Me, I will just look at the pictures LOL!

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  4. Don't worry...you're not the only addict! Cookbook addict, I mean. I have the same addiction. Worse still, I've 'graduated' from 'no name' cheap cookbooks to 'branded ones' of celebrity chefs (which are more expensive, obviously). I buy these books not to try out the recipes (I've actually cooked only a handful from the many I have) but to read and gawk at the delicious food photos. I just can't resist collecting cookbooks...and it's ever growing! ;)

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    1. LOL! I also bought a few of those "classy" cookbooks and like you, I will flip it and admire the photos. Some of the recipes don't quite suit my taste but still I want the book!

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  5. Thai chicken or Mongolian chicken, it doesn't matter because it looks so delicious! Yesterday I was at MPH and was very tempted to buy a cookbook but didn't!

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    1. It was very tasty and worth the effort. You have very strong willpower hee..hee...

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  6. Oh, I prefer to look at the blogs and then start cooking from there.. No need cookbooks for me, all I need is an iPad in the kitchen. :) The chicken you made looks juicy to me, I like the Thai chilli sauce, sweet and not so spicy, ngam me!

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    1. That's very practical. So much cheaper and save space LOL!

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  7. Same with Claire, i do not need cookbooks, i blog hop here and there look at recipes...

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  8. I thought my wife is crazy for buying so many cookery books and magazines. Here I found her twin sister!
    That chicken looks like Thai Chicken 100%. Which part is Mongolian?

    #AyamSiam #PHmakanAyam #BukuMasakGiler

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    1. LOL! Definitely Thai chicken. And so delicious :)

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  9. Oh? Not the one that was blown up, I guess. Muahahahahaha!!!! Sorry, couldn;t help it! Jokes aside, it does look good. Wahhhh!!!! So many recipe books!

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    1. LOL! That's what comes to mind when "Mongolian" is mentioned.

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  10. I saw that RM6 baking book to but since I'm not really into baking so I skipped it.
    I've tried Mongolian Chicken in "Dai Chow" but it didn't tasted spicy, maybe there are a few version of this dish?

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    1. I think so, many interpretations :)

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  11. got tomato ketchup taste is good enough for me, hehehehe. I agree with your sentence, asal sedap is a done deal.

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    1. Me too, anything with tomato ketchup is tasty to me :)

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  12. Hi Phong Hong,

    I've the baking technique and bread book too! The mongolian chicken looks sedap and easy to whip up! Cook more from the book so I can learn a few more dishes too! ^0^ hahaha

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    1. Hi Peng! I bet you tried the bread recipes already. Me, I just look at photos hah..hah... OK, will try more recipes from the book and will share :)

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  13. sometimes it feels like a lot of the 'mongolian' recipes we see in KL are a bit suspect ... this requires a trip to mongolia to investigate! but one thing's for sure - your recipe would be tempting to any malaysian or mongolian :D

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    1. You are right! It is time to investigate and get my hands on the real deal.

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  14. Wow, so senang, also can try this one.

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  15. Sometimes I like to look at cookbooks too because there are many delicious and beautiful pictures of food in them

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    1. Look already will feel hungry hah..hah..

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  16. Style masak dia ni ala ala Korean fried chicken, bbq chicken ye LL. Nampak simple tapi sedikit malas part nak goreng celup tu haha.....
    Tapi kalau tekak sendiri yg teringin apa ada hal.... apa pun sanggup kan

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    1. Kan? Especially kalau kita tengah sawan masak2, kan Hainom? hee..hee..

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  17. Hi Phong Hong, I am trying very hard not to lay my hands on new recipe books. Flipping through them is okay. I still have several decades old recipe books with lots of recipes to try. Only thing is time constraint.

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