Fried Beehoon Variations

There are actually a few different ways to fry beehoon. I normally do the “dry” variety. The beehoon is soaked. The rest of the ingredients are pretty much dry. With an adequate amount of oil and no liquids added (except for some oyster sauce), the beehoon will turn out al dente. That’s the usual way I do it.

Beehoon can also be fried “wet”. Some stock or water is added (not too much) and it should dry up after a couple of minutes of frying.

The result is a softer beehoon. The taste of the egg tends to be stronger with this cooking method. So depending on your mood or personal preference, you may want to experiment with a few methods. There is no right or wrong way here. Just keep experimenting.

Fried Chicken Wings With Plum Sauce

This wonderful dish looks rather common but it’s actually not that easy to make. There are two main steps involved here. The first step is to prepare the chicken wings and the second is to prepare the gravy. For the wings, you would need to marinate them with salt, pepper and plain flour. Keep them in the refrigerator for an hour or two.

Next, you fry the chicken wings. Most chefs would deep fry. It can be quite a challenge using so little oil, but with plenty of manipulation with a pair of wooden chopsticks, you can still get the wings quite evenly browned on most sides.

The end result of skillful pan-frying should look something like this. Once you’re done with frying the chicken wings, you would set the aside and prepare your “glaze”.

I have some chopped garlic and chilli back in the pan. Fry till the garlic starts to brown, then add about 2 cups of water, a couple of tablespoons of plum sauce. Toss the wings back in the pan and treat them with a drizzle of light soya sauce.

Turn down the heat, slowly reduce the liquid until it begins to look as if your wings are honey-coated. Scoop them them and serve.

There we have it, chicken wings with plum sauce. Do try this at home. As sweet as it’s savoury, the kids are sure to love it. Eat in moderation it can be quite fattening.

Chicken Poppers (popcorn chicken) With Salted Egg & Curry Leaves

Kids love chicken poppers or popcorn chicken, but they make get tired of dipping it in ketchup. Try some exotic flavours from salted egg and curry leaves.