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Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes.


chicken wings joint 6-8

cooking wine 1 tsp

light soy sauce  1 tbsp

dark soy sauce 2 tsp

sugar 1/2 tbsp  (you can reduce according to your taste)

ginger slice 2 or 3


  1. Mix light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and cooking wine in a bowl.
  2. Add chicken wings in and marinate for 2 hours.
  3. Heat a pan, add in a little oil. Fry chicken wings till both sides turn golden brown.
  4. Pour in marinade, Stir fry a bit to let them fully mixed.
  5. Pour in enough water just covers all the chicken.
  6. Bring to boil with high heat. Then turn to low heat and simmer for 20-25 mins with lid on.
  7. lid off and turn up the heat to reduce the sauce.


Soy Sauce Chicken & Tamago Yaki Bento

Actually I cooked half soy sauce chicken. It’s quite simple and can be done by rice cooker.

  1. Put the half chicken (approx. 300-400g) in a big bowl. Sprinkle a little oil and light soy sauce. Massage the chicken to let the oil and soy sauce evenly spread. Let it marinate for 30 mins.
  2. Brush oil to the bottom of rice cooker. Put in 3 or 4 ginger slices, 1 or 2 stalk of green onion. Chicken on ginger and green onion.
  3. Pour in 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup light soy sauce, 2 tsp dark soy sauce, and 2 tsp sugar.
  4. Cover the lid, press cooking button. When it’s done, flip the chicken over. Cover the lid and press button again.
  5. When it’s done again, don’t open the lid immediately. Let it be tightly closed for another 10 mins. After that, it’s ready to serve.

For tamago yaki:

Beat 2 eggs in a bowl. Add in 1 tsp milk and 1 pinch salt. Blend well.

Heat a pan (I used the normal round shape pan not the square type). Brush a little oil. Pour 1/3 egg in. Gently stir with chopsticks. Push all the egg to one side of the pan. Pour in a little more egg. When it starts to solidify, Roll the egg from the previous egg side to the other. Repeat the step till finish all the egg.

Cool down and cut into slices.

To make my husband eat more vegetables, I added in some broccoli, cauliflower and cherry tomatoes.

He loved it and finished them all.

Soy Sauce Chicken (By Rice Cooker)

Recently, I was very stressful. When I feel stressful, I usually use food to reduce my pressure. And also I will feel like having meat, no matter chicken, pork or beef. It will be helpful as long as I eat meat.

This time, I want to cook a whole chicken for lunch. But I’ve done roasted chicken for numerous times. I need to cook chicken in a new way. Then the soy sauce chicken came to my mind.

  1. Prepare 1 whole chicken. Mine is about 800g. Put it in a big bowl. Drizzle in a little oil and light soy sauce. Rub the chicken with sauce both inside and outside. Then let it marinate for 20 mins.
  2. Prepare 3 stalks of spring onion and several ginger slices.
  3. Brush rice cooker’s bottom with oil. Then spread spring onion and ginger at the bottom.
  4. Lie the chicken over spring onion and ginger.
  5. Pour in 1/2 cup light soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce and 3/4 cup water. Also add in 2-3 tbsp sugar.
  6. Lid on and press the button. When cooking is done, Don’t open the lid immediately. Let it stay for another 10 mins.
  7. Flip the chicken over and repeat the step 6.


I must say that chicken is very tender and juicy .


I accidentally broke the chicken skin. Because it’s so tender that the chicken leg can fall off easily.

Perfect to go with rice. And of course, My husband loved it very much.

Teriyaki Chicken Leg

1. Prepare a whole boneless chicken leg. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper.

2. Use the back of knife to hit chicken a bit.

3. Heat a pan on stove. When the pan is hot, put the chicken inside with skin side down. Flip over when the skin turns golden brown. Fry the other side till brown, too.

4. If there is much oil after sear, you can pour the oil out.

5. Add in 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tablespoon honey. Let the chicken be coated with sauce.

6. Pour in hot water just enough to cover the chicken. Cover the lid and simmer for a while.

7. Remove the lid. Turn to high heat to reduce the sauce.


Soy Sauce Chicken

Normally, a whole chicken is used in this dish. But I only cooked a half one.

1. Put chicken in a big bowl. Add in 1 tablespoon minced ginger, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce. Rub chicken a bit. And let it rest for a little while.

2. Heat a pan, add in 1 tablespoon oil. Sauté ginger slices. When aromatic, put the chicken in. Fry each side till golden brown.

3. Add in 2 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce, 2 cups water, 2 tablespoon sugar. Turn to high heat and bring to boil.

4. Turn to low-medium heat. Cover the lid, simmer for 5 mins. Flip over, and simmer for another 5 mins. Repeat for 5-6 times.

5. Dish the chicken out. Cool down and cut into smaller pieces. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

Prepare a Christmas Feast with a King Crab

Yesterday when my husband and I were buying groceries in a supermarket, we noticed there was sale of king crab. Turkey is too big for us to have for Christmas, so a king crab sounds a good idea.

Today when I got up, the first thing I needed to do is to defreeze the king crab we bought. Then I disassembled it into several parts.

For the central body, I took the Shell off. Then picked the meat out. Heat a pan, melt a small piece of butter. Put the meat in. Sauté a bit. Add in 1 tablespoon flour. Quickly stir. Then add in 3-4 tablespoon milk. Stir slowly and evenly to let it reduce to white sauce. Put the crab meat white sauce into the shell. Sprinkle cheese. Put into oven ( 200 degree C, 8-10 mins) or till cheese melts.

Crab legs can be divided into three parts: thigh (fat end), middle parts and thin end parts.

For the fat thigh, I used them to cook spaghetti:

Heat a piece of butter in the pan. When melted, add in crab leg. Stir fry a bit. Then add in chopped garlic. Stir till aromatic. Pour in a little white wine. Simmer a little. Season with salt and black pepper. Add in chopped parsley and cooked spaghetti. Quickly stir evenly.

For the middle crab leg parts, I roast them with garlic butter. Put a small chunk of butter in a bowl. Add in chopped garlic, a little salt and pepper. Blend well. Cut half the shell off ( or even less). Then spread garlic butter onto meat. Put into oven. 180 degree C and 20 mins.

For the thin ends, I cut them into smaller pieces. Marinate with a little cooking wine and corn starch. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Put the crab leg pieces in. Stir fry for 2-3 mins. Add in chopped ginger and spring onion. Quickly stir fry. Add in a little cooking wine, light soy sauce and oyster sauce. Quickly blend evenly and serve hot.

For the claws, I used them to cook light soup. Put crab claws, corn pieces, Chinese yam, mushroom, ginger shreds and spring onion pieces into a pot. Pour in 1 1/2 bowls of water. Turn to high heat. When water boils, put in salmon slices. Turn to middle heat and cook for 3 mins. Add in 1 tsp sweet cooking wine and salt. Cook for another minute.

And that’s it. Our Christmas feast made by a king crab.

Merry Christmas everyone!

No-failure Oven Roasted Chicken

I tried it several days ago and my husband loved it.

First, prepare marinade. In a sauce pan, add in several ginger and garlic slices. Pour in 50 ml cooking wine and 100 ml light soy sauce. Add in 3 tablespoon sugar and bay leaves. Turn on the stove and heat it till sugar melted. Then turn off the stove and set it aside.

For the chicken, here I used a half chicken. Use a toothpick to poke it several times so that marinade can work better.

Put chicken in a zip bag or a container. Pour the marinade in. Give it a good massage. Then put the lid on and put into fridge for overnight or even longer like one day or two days.

When it’s ready to cook, preheat oven to 190 degree C. Bake for 40 mins.

You can wrap the chicken wing with aluminum foil to prevent it getting burnt. ( I should’ve done that earlier).

Tenggiri in Dark Sauce

1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry tenggiri filet till a bit golden brown.

2. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly and let filet coat with sauce.

3. Pour in enough hot water covers filet. Add in star anise and ginger slice. Cover the pan with lid.

4. When the water reduces to 1/3, turn to high heat. And flip the fillet over till sauce condensed.

5. Place filet in the plate. Pour dark sauce over it and sprinkle some spring onion shreds.

Sliced Cold Chicken

Sliced cold chicken is a popular dish in China. It’s also an easy dish to cook.

1. Put chicken in a deep pot. Add in enough water covers chicken. I used half chicken. Also add in several ginger slices, spring onion, and 1 tsp salt.

2. Turn to high heat. Cook till water boils. Then turn to low heat. Cover the pot with the lid for 15 mins.

3. After 15 mins, turn off the stove. Still keep the lid on for another 20 mins.

4. Take the chicken out and soak in icing water for a while.

5. Then drain the chicken and cut into pieces. Place them in the plate. Pour over a little light soy sauce and sesame oil.

Serve with dark dot sauce.