Tuesday, January 25, 2011

鱼鳔菜园鸡汤 Chicken Soup with Fish Maw

a whole free-range chicken, clean and cut.
10 piece dried shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes).
5 piece deep-fried fish maw.

method :
saute some ginger in sesame seed oil...
put in the cut chicken, stir-fry till half-cooked...
transfer to a pot, put in  some 3 liter of water...
put in all mushroom and fish maw...
simmer for 1 - 2 hours.

鱼鳔 fish maw is the swim bladder of a fish that control buoyancy,
found only in ray-finned fish
It is usually sun-dried, then deep-fried before cook.

菜园鸡 ( Ayam kampung, in Malay language ) is free-ranch chicken,
are usually sold at higher price ( > 120 % ) than normal chicken. 


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