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Away & Back - Ayam Sioh (Chicken with Tamarind & Coriander Seeds)

Sunday, 12 July 2009

I'm back from Prague!! Will be uploading some beautiful pictures of Prague and the delicious food we had, so stay tuned!


welcome to prague

For now, a delicious Nyonya dish -ayam sioh. Nyonya food is another type of cuisine you should look out for if you are visiting Malaysia. You can learn more about Nyonya cuisine here. This recipe caught my eye because it uses tamarind (another way to use up the bottle that I bought a few months ago, yay!), lots of coriander seeds (must be very flavourful) and caramel sauce (I have a thing for dishes that have a dark-coloured appearance i.e. coke chicken, ribs..yum yum...). I've never had ayam sioh so I'm not sure how it's supposed to taste like. I added more tamarind and sugar to suit my taste and all in all, it's very appetising and tasty - a perfect dish to go with plain rice.


ayam sioh


Ingredients:
Adapted from Foodies' Kitchen Recipe
  • 250g shallots - thinly sliced
A:


Directions:
  • Mix together all ingredients "A" and leave to marinade overnight.
  • The next day, heat up a little bit of oil in a pot.
  • Add shallots and saute until soft.
  • Pour in marinated "A".
  • Bring to boil then lower heat to simmer until chicken is tender and sauce is thick.
  • Add sugar and salt to taste if necessary.



23 oink oinks...:

Selba said...

Judging from the picture, it looks so delicious :) I just finished watching the "little nyonya" series, very interesting to learn about peranakan.

Bob said...

That looks fantastic. I've been keeping my eye out for thick dark soy sauce, but I don't think I can find it around here.

Jenn said...

Nice. I love the taste of tamarind. That's one thing I can live without.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks so appetizing and delicious! I bet I can eat lots of white rice with this dish.

Tangled Noodle said...

That looks incredibly savory! Thank you for reminding me about the tamarind concentrate in my pantry which I haven't used in a while. I'd like to try this and will just have to find the thick dark soy sauce and soya paste. Looking forward to hearing about your Prague trip!

Grace said...

that's a super tasty-looking dish! i love, love, love coriander, and i'm starting to use agave nectar more and more. good stuff!

Cynthia said...

I know that this must taste good.

♥peachkins♥ said...

The recipe looks interesting, it has tamarind paste....hmmnn..

Reeni♥ said...

This sounds so delicious - I love tamarind!

Vera said...

Welcome back! I bet you loved their beer!
Super-delicious looking chicken!!!

katie said...

dang this looks good. I have been toying around w tamarind (chutnies and ketchup). I lso just bought a bushel of coriander seeds. Sounds like I know what to cook for dinner this week!

Natashya said...

Sounds totally delicious. That reminds me... I need to get some more tamarind paste.

Christelle said...

I am conquered!! yummy!

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds delicious! The dark sauce looks great. I have to try this!

Marta said...

I can't wait for more Prague photos and treats!
thanks for leaving us with this tasty recipe!

Soma said...

Unique combination! reminds me of massaman curry may be becoz of the use of corainder, tamarind & soy sauce..

Krissy @The Food Addicts said...

Sounds like a great trip to Prague! Must have been a wonderful experience to learn their culture and eat their cuisines.

Big Boys Oven said...

this recipe looks awesomely good and simple, a thumbs up for sharing! hey your second honeymoon? :)

mycookinghut said...

Never tried this before but looks great!!

Ben said...

You got me with the tamarind part. I love that little fruit (?) and anything with it (chicken sounds particularly delicious) would work for me. Looking forward to your Prague pictures :D

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Looks yummy! I've tasted tamerind in frozen pops, but I've never cooked with it. I'll have to try it.

Girl Japan: April Marie Claire said...

This is insanely divine... I like the Tamarind part as well... YUM

homeladychef said...

So happy that you tried this recipe and liked it! :D

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