Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ginger And Spring Onion Chicken With Egg Noodles 薑蔥雞塊撈麵

This is one of our must order dishes at our local Chinese. Some of you might be more familiar with the mud crab or lobster version, this is pretty delicious if you only want to spend a fraction of the other 2 versions. This is the first attempt and I must say it tasted just like what I remember. If you want to spend a bit more on a mud crab or lobster, the method is the same.
P.S The photos are horrendous so I hope it wouldn't stop you from trying. I will certainly be making this again, photos will be updated then.

Serves 3
you'll need;
3/4 of a free range chicken, chopped into pieces
10 cm piece of ginger, sliced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 onion, sliced
4 spring onions, cut into 2" lengths
4 tbs of oyster sauce
dash of sesame oil
dash of soy
dash of Chinese cooking wine
dash of white pepper
2 cups of chicken stock
corn flour solution
fresh egg noodles (1.5/person)*
*Cook noodles with plenty of hot water for 15 seconds, remove and rinse in a big pot of cold water. Bring the water back to a rapid boil, return noodles and cook til al dente.

Prepare the vegetables.

Fry chicken pieces til golden.

Saute garlic and ginger til fragrant, add in the chicken and continue to cook for a minute on high heat.

Add seasonings and stock, bring it to a boil then chuck in the onions and continue to cook for a further minute. Check for seasonings and thicken the sauce with a little corn flour solution. Pour the everything over the awaiting cooked noodles.

Serve immediately with cut chillies and soy or Cantonese style chili oil. 


  1. This really looks delicious! I will try it. I don't think your pictures are bad...they look good to me.

  2. We order this too when we can't afford a mud crab :) Looks straight out of the restaurant's kitchen!

  3. hai tummy..makcik berlari laju ni ..semata-mata nak minta sepinggan ginger & spring onion egg noodle..nampak enak sekali boleh kan?:).Petang ni makcik nak selongkar dapur tummy,nak cari resepi mee hehe:)

  4. You are so generous with the chicken. I love to see that big pile on top of the noodles. Definitely my favourite...mmmm

  5. Mud crab and lobster versions are nice but I refuse to pay $120 for a plate of noodles with one mud crab! lol
    This is just as tasty! Just saw your chili oil recipe too, it looks wonderful!

  6. This is also good to have it with a bowl of rice, simply yummy!

  7. SLurp, thats a tempting dish, makes me hungry..

  8. I can't stop thinking how delicious this is with all the noodles soaking up the beautiful sauce! I am going to make some of your chili oil too! :)

  9. Great recipe as always - ginger and spring onion is such a great combo. You could also serve this with the egg noodles crispy.

  10. The noodles must be absorbing the ginger-spring onion-chicken sauce right now!

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  12. Great combination of ingredients!
    Now, I need to go shopping!
    B xx

  13. Bo,
    Thank you my dear! They just look so dull and grainy, I need to find more suitable lighting. You must try and let me know!

    Haha good to know that! Thank you!

    makcikmanggis ,
    Oh makcik pasti boleh! Lain kali saya masak lebih banyak lagi :)
    Saya akan masak beberapa resipi Hakka minggu depan :) Pakcik Hakka ke?

    MaryMoh ,
    Haha there are very hungry people here :) Glad you like it!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Indeed I like it when I don't have to pay lol Thank you! Please try making the chili oil too!

    Sonia ,
    Thank you! It will be very nice with rice indeed!

    Priya ,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much! I must make more chili oil too!

    Mr Noodles,
    Indeed such a wonderful combination! I am sure it will taste very nice with crispy noodles too :)

    Oh the last mouthful is always the best! :)

    Betty ,
    Thank you! :) I hope you can get everything :) xxx

  14. le gingembre et l'oignon une association qui doit être divine, à essayer
    bonne journée

  15. This is my favourite noddle! Thank you for the recipe!

  16. Oh the boys are going to like this! I just bought a deep fryer so it will make life a lot easier. Btw I made Malaysian chicken curry with roti jala today, still need to work on the roti but the curry was a hit!

  17. Nothing horrendous about the picture dears. Love the dish. You always make excellent dishes that are well balanced with meat and vegetables. Love it!

  18. yummmmy...mouthwatering chichen. The pics make me drool.

  19. We normally order the crab noodles, very expensive! With chicken also seems nice!

  20. I love ginger and spring onions! the chicken dish alone looks great on its own and with noodles, even more yummy ^^

  21. It reminds me that I haven't cooked this ginger onion chicken for a long while....served with noodles sound even better!

  22. All 3 noodle dishes turned out perfectly! This is what I will be trying this weekend, thanks for the tips on how to cook the noodles!
    Time to make some chili oil too!

  23. Ooo..what a yummilicious meal! The egg noodle texture looks great...quite springy!

  24. 還有嗎?看了口水直流!

  25. Oh my gosh! It looks delicious! Love the oyster sauce addition and the fabulous colors of the dish! And I really like that the onions are of a good size! Thanks for the recipe!

  26. I just love the generous portion of chicken on the noodles.

  27. Fimère ,
    Merci. c'est quelque chose qui me rappelle toujours de mon enfance!

    Thank you! I hope you will try it!

    love to eat,
    Oh a deep fryer is wicked but using too much oil no?
    I'm glad your curry turned out great! Have a bit more practice with the roti jala :)

    Cool Lassi(e),
    Thank you very much! It gets very dark here by 5pm, my little point and shoot is taking really grainy photos :(

    Faiza Ali ,
    Thank you very much!

    Haha invite me next time! lol
    Thank you!

    noobcook ,
    Thank you very much! I must have the fresh egg noodles with this dish, old habit!

    Time to cook some Angie :) the combination always calm me down .

    darren ,
    So glad you are had successes with all the recipes! Yes you must!

    My Little Space,
    Thank you! Just a little springy a love it!

    吃完了!:( 哈哈!

    Pam ,
    Thank you very much! Make sure to get the good oyster sauce :)

    Thank you! There are after all for very hungry people :)

  28. Wow! This looks delicious.The combination of ginger and spring onion is really a delicious one. Your recipe is terrific but your photos are even better. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  29. I make a similar chicken dish and we all love it..but this looks greater than mine :-)

  30. Yes, ginger, spring onions are my favourite. Your noodle dish is so tempting!

  31. My darling we have decided to go to crystal Jade tomorrow after seeing this! Come visit and we'll get you a camera! You have to cook though!

    Sophia xxx

  32. I'm not familiar with any version, although I'd like to be. Looks great!

  33. blah blah yummmmmmm!! im drooling all over my comp...

  34. Oooo... I want it with Lobsters.. ahahha.... *sigh*.. if only I were rich and famous!

  35. Encore une recette pleine de saveurs.
    j'aime beaucoup les recettes que tu proposes.
    A bientôt.

  36. what a great dish...the flavors and we love chicken this is a must try..


  37. We certainly can't afford lobster and chicken is great for us!
    Very nice recipe, is the noodles the same as wonton noodle?

  38. Looks like another gorgeous tasty dish! :)

  39. this looks terrific. Especially the chicken. Man! I'm full and now somehow craving this dish!

  40. This chicken is so good! Thanks so much!

  41. I don't think you're photos are bad at all! Your dish looks fantastic! Must try!

  42. Great work buddy! I have seen people eating the mud crab version, I think it is overpriced and too messy a dish in the restaurant lol
    I will have this anytime! Have a great weekend buddy!

  43. Mmm, I feel as if I can smell the spring onions from here. When I visit my parents, sometimes we get a "mantis prawn" version. Chicken is much more affordable :) Your dishes always leave me drooling!

  44. อร่อยอร่อยอร่อย!

  45. I love the addition of spring onions - such a delicious dish!

  46. Oh wow... I am sitting here drooling all over the screen.. Gosh, this looks so good!

  47. I agree with everyone! This looks so good, and I am drooling. I have to stop reading my favorite food blogs at dinner time :D

  48. Mary,
    Thank you! It is a classic Chinese combination :)

    Thank you! I bet yours is delicious too!

    Thank you very much..such a taste from home :)

    Sophia darling,
    How was crystal Jade? I will have this message as a prof! xxx

    Thank you!

    Thank you! Try it with king prawns too!

    mr. pineapple man,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! One day you will be and you can take me out for lobster!

    Nadjibella ,
    Merci beaucoup!,

    Thank you! Do try!

    little panda,
    Thank you! Yes it is the same!

    Emma ,
    Thank you very much!

    Me, Myself and Pie,
    Haha thank you! Do try the recipe!

    Thank you very much!

    Brisbane Baker,
    Thank you! They are just so grainy but I really shouldn't complain I am using a point and shoot after all.

    Thank you buddy! Haha I am happy with the chicken version too!

    shaz ,
    Thank you very much! I remember when mantis prawns were dirt cheap before they became popular (back in the 80s) I love chicken so I can't really complain ;)

    muu :),

    5 Star Foodie,
    Thank you very much!

    Sook ,
    Thank you very much! Hehe..

    Lyndsey ,
    Oh bad idea to read food blogs at dinner time :) Thank you! :)

  49. good one and the yummiest i have ever seen :)

  50. I found the recipe on Sunday, the day after our cook off! lol.

  51. Hi,

    Looks great!! Just wanted to check - How do you get the chicken to be golden when you fry it? Mine just stays white :/ Thank you!


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