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How to make chinese chicken

Chinese chicken comes in many forms and varieties, I called it Chinese because it uses vinegar and soy sauce for the main flavors.  I was bored with the regular Indian tastes and asked my cook to show me something new, this dish is her sons favorite one.

Chinese Chicken
Chinese Chicken

Ingredients list –

  • Garlic chopped – Whole flower
  • Red Onion chopped x 3
  • Green Bell Pepper Chopped  x 1
  • Rice Vinegar (or white) x 2 1/2 Tsp
  • Tabasco Sauce x 1 Tsp
  • Soy Sauce x 1 Tsp
  • Salt x 1 Tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder x 1 Tsp
  • Maggi Chicken Stock Cube x 1
  1. In a pre-heated pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, add the chopped garlic and onion and keep stirring until the onion softens and becomes brown.
  2. Once its brown, add the seeds from within the bell pepper and stir well.
  3. Mix in the vinegar, Tabasco, soy sauce, the diced bell pepper, salt and black pepper and stir well until the bell peppers soften a bit.
  4. Drop in the chicken stock cube and keep stirring util the cube has properly dissolved in the mixture.
  5. Let it cook for until the spices and cube stock have mixed into the protein and vegetables. – DONE

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Alpha shopping & Food

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Alpha shopping & Food

Well, today i got a call from my sister to go to the Alpha stores in the Vile Parle area. I was just about heading to the gym, so i knew I had to rush it, got the pump, returned home and away we went.
It was pouring! Mad pouring, you couldn’t see the cars infront, but as the crowd I hang around with still has some soul in them, they were making over zealous plans such as – Let’s go Juhu and walk on the beach, while all the water in the world was pouring from the sky…
Anyways, I hadn’t eaten, I was hungry and shopping always makes people hungry too.. although I didint get anything apart from a hershey bar, a M&M bar and philadelphia cheese; mmm cheese.
And so did the food come, had a dabeli for the first time in life, tasted like a sweeter version of pav bhaji. . It was alright… unsatisfied, I went for the Chinese Bhel, which my bud, she was surprised I hadn’t tried it, as it was her mother’s speciality, had to go for it. Again, a bit disappointed, it tasted okay, for the amount of stuff which goes in there, and what they are trying to mimic, it doesn’t taste much hmm, so in ordered some ketchup to get the tangy going… but the ketchup seemed fake too, no taste.
Well, I was a bit bummed, but I had hopes for a restaurant in the area and was going to eat bajias..and of course, they didn’t serve them. So we ended up ordering mushroom Pizza, which had no mushroom, perhaps he forgot or summin, I well, again would give it a 3/10, but I guess it’s due to me knowing how a pizza should taste.
Finally, on the way back, we stopped at Amar Juice Center, there in was told to try the Pav Bhaji, who says no to Pav Bhaji? And so I went for it.. mm it was better than what I had tried at other places but I still think there is hope out there for THE PAV BHAJI – although having asked the family, they said it should taste as it is, and it’s pretty good… perhaps the touch we add at home gives it that extra notch I have been looking for.

All in all, a good outing, laughs with the girls and my brother, and more places ticked off the food list.

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Fat Kong – a Chinese treat in Mumbai

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Fat Kong – a Chinese treat in Mumbai
This evening my sister was craving something which would get her our from her usual bland diet food. We’ve been eating indian food, so it was time to step it up to Chinese food.
We didint want to have a blow out meal so we opted for a fast food Chinese joint.
Fat Kong, conveniently located at SV road in Mumbai has been her favorite quick Chinese fix for some time, it was time for me to taste it.
At first you will might be put off by its yellow and red color, somewhat dodgy kitchen sense and road side tables, but this is Mumbai and as the locals say, the less extravagant the place, the tastier the food. Bang on!
Note – we did have to move around a few tables before deciding where to sit as the mosquitoes kept following up, good thing the waiter caught on fast and lit a mosquitos repellent incense for us.
So the food; I got myself a fried spinach and prawn dish, and to share a threaded paneer. Amazing!, I haven’t tried such delicious shrimps anywhere I have been, perhaps they are not gourmet or whatever, but dude, they were juicy, had the nice am out of chilli sauce to it and we’re sure savory. The fried spinach was good too, it pretty much resembled fried algi which Koreans and Japanese people have.
The threaded paneer was the treat though, paneer is a sort of cottage cheese, now cheese battered up with instant noodles and fried – nothing more to say, this was served with schezuan sauce which made it the icing on the cake.
All in all a great Chinese snack for those wanting to have something tasty but not looking to have a proper meal.

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