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Chicken & Garlic Chives Stir-Fry...and a pat on the back

Friday, 28 August 2009

Unlike normal chives, the leaves of Chinese garlic chives are broad and flat. They have a very strong and pungent garlicky taste instead of mild oniony flavour of normal chives. And I find them more fibrous. These are normally used in pork and garlic chive dumplings - a very popular dimsum dish, scrambled eggs/ omelettes, or stir-fries with pork, chicken or shrimps.

Chicken and garlic chives stir-fry

  • 100g Chinese garlic chives - chopped into 1 1/2-inch lengths
  • 600g chicken pieces - chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 red chili - sliced (optional)
For marinade:
  • 2 tbs Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tbs corn starch


  • Mix all ingredients for marinade in a bowl.
  • Add chicken, mix and leave to marinade for at least 30 mins.
  • Heat up a little bit of oil in a pan, add chicken and pan fry until browned.
  • Add water and chili simmer until chicken is cooked.
  • Stir in garlic chives.
  • Add other seasonings to taste if necessary.
I've finally figured out why the comment links were missing from the posts footer after installing the new Intense Debate comment system! Blogger actually disabled the comment link. How did I find out? By chance really.

I was staring at the html code for days trying make some sense out of it but we just couldn't connect. I switched my attention to the more user-friendly Blogger dashboard instead and started clicking around randomly hoping things would work out.

Under settings-> comments-> comments default for posts, I selected 'new post have comments'. I remember selecting 'new post do not have comments' because the Intense debate installation required so. I checked the published posts again and nothing changed - the comment links were still missing.

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After a few more clicks, DING, I found something different, under the settings-> basic-> global settings-> select post editor, there's an option for a new updated editor. You can read about the new features here.

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So I went to try out the new post editor. And DING DING, under the post options-> reader comments, the 'Do not allow, hide existing' option was checked! I selected the 'Allow' option and checked my published post, DING DING DING, the comment link appeared! phew...

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