Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tasty Meat Sauce From Home 芽菜肉燥 - " Malaysian Monday 15''

I am terribly sorry for my inaction for the past weeks. With my computer out of order, a new job and my local internet cafe now a bottle shop getting anything posted is a real pain. Thanks for all your comments and emails while I was away, I will be posting regularly starting from next week. This is everyone's last opportunity to cook somthing Malaysian for this month's Muhibbah Malaysian Monday, how about something about deepavali for the spirit of muhibbah!? This is a very simple but versatile meat sauce that I grew up with and there is always some in the fridge for emergency. It is perfect as topping for rice, noodles or tofu and I hope you will try it out too. Traditionally pork is used but I am using chicken this time around.
P.S I will also try to reply all your emails over the weekend.

you'll need;
500 g of chicken mince or mince of your choice
3 garlic cloves, chopped
5 cm knob of ginger, chopped
1 onion, chopped
25 g of ya cai (a type of Sichuanese preserved vegetable)
2 tbs of light soy
2 tbs of dark soy
2 tbs of oyster sauce
dash of Chinese cooking wine
1/2 cup of chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the garlic, ginger and onion.

Marinate chicken mince with oyster sauce, light soy and Chinese cooking wine for 15 minutes.

Saute onion and garlic til lightly brown then add the marinated mince. Brown meat a little or til it loses it's pinkness.

Add stock, dark soy and ya cai and simmer on very low heat for 1.5 hours.

Remove the lid and continue to cook for 5 minutes if the sauce is too thin, alternatively thicken with some corn flour solution.

Serve this as topping for noodles, rice or tofu.

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  1. Yummyyyy!!! I so want to try this sauce... Love the colour...very very tempting.

    Also posting my favorite 'Malaysian Chicken Rice' for your blog. Check it out.


  2. selamat kembali my dear Tummy..makcik ingat Tummy bercuti hehe ..oh satu menu yang simple n Yummy:)

  3. hi khun tummy!!!!! welkem back!!!! misssed all ur foods :-) hopefully sumenyer ok2 ya.. waaaaa.. ni sgt simple i rasa mkn dgn tofu sedap niii, thanks for kongsi :D nanti i cuba buat juga ;-).

  4. this goes well with a plate of steamed rice or noodles, look so yummy!

  5. Hey, welcome back! Great to hear that everything went well and back in action again. Looking forward for more.

  6. Yes, this meat sauce is very versatile.

  7. I love this meat sauce!
    Nice to have you back. :-))

  8. Oh wow... that looks like it'll go so well with noodles.. (any noodles!)

  9. looks so yummy! My kids will sure love this.

  10. Welcome back! This is perfect with rice! I cook something similar and always cook a huge pot!

  11. Hello!
    it looks very yummy and seem ideal for this season!
    Have a nice day!

  12. Nice to have you back! I love this to go with rice plus some chilli in it ;D

  13. Great that you are back :). I wont mind eating rice if is pairing with this meat sauce, yummy.

  14. Looks like a great meat sauce recipe. def gonna have to give it a try,

  15. Welcome back! Thought you took a vacation! I must say people say brown food doesn't photograph well but this looks both gorgeous and scrumptious!

  16. I am salivating over this! Looks so good with porridge and rice!

  17. hi tummy... lama tak nampak. bagos hidangan nih.. boleh simpan. bila2 masa boleh guna.. makan dengan nasi sajer pong sodapp! nanti saya nak cuba..

  18. That really looks and sounds yummy!

    How are you doing? I have not seen you around for such s long time. :(

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

    B xx

  19. bienvenue j'espère que tu t'es bien reposée
    ta sauce a l'air excellente j'aime bien
    bonne soirée

  20. I think that rich colour tells us the secrets of this tasty sauce, there's no hiding it :)

  21. glad to see ya back in action. The sauce looks so good and savoury for zha jiang mian :)~

  22. I love your blog! everything you made looks so yummy!

  23. Love this type of meat sauce! I usually eat it with noodles :)

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    不需技術 不需囤貨 不需推銷 不需說服 不拉親友 絕對合法
    一台電腦就搞定一切 100%在家工作 上班兼創業 家庭事業可兼顧
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  25. No worries! things happen in the meantime come a take a look at my brisket!

    btw I made cabbage in my wok over hot charcoal on my bbq gawd it was good!

  26. Made this meat sauce yesterday, and just ate it. Damn good. Goes well with noodles.

  27. This one is definitely on my save to make list. I use minced chicken often and make some meat sauce similar to this. I will make this one! I am now looking for some ya cai.

    My schedule has been crazy lately, and I haven't been able to keep up with my blogging or blog reading like I want to. I understand completely! Good luck!

  28. dapur Tummy masih berkunci rapat..semoga anda sihat sihat selalu dan cepat buka dapur ni dengan resepi yang baru:)

  29. May i ask where to buy the ya cai you used?


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