Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chicken Curry

The Ng sisters LOVE curry of all styles, Indian, Malaysian, Thai, Chinese.....  Last week I was craving chicken curry and decided to have a go at making it from scratch (no recipe!).  I'm glad I did because the results were delicious and so satisfying!  Let us know what your favorite curry recipes are!  Here is how I made it...

Em's Chicken Curry

1 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons minced ginger

1 tablespoon garam masala
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
Pinch of cayenne powder 
4 cardamom pods
1 can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 can light coconut milk 

8 chicken thighs
1 large Asian eggplant cubed
Salt and pepper to taste

-Brown chicken set aside
-Sauté onion, ginger and garlic until caramelized
-add can of diced tomatoes, scrape up any bits stuck to pot
-add the chicken, bring to boil
-add spices
-add coconut milk
-simmer on low for 20 mins
-make a slurry with tomato paste and add
-add eggplant 
-simmer on low for another 20-30 mins
-add salt and pepper to taste
-serve with rice

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dining Out : Congee Village NYC - Allen Street

Sharing one of our favorite cantonese restaurant in Chinatown, NYC.
Congee Village 
100 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 941-1818

Manila Clams with Black bean garlic sauce


 Garlicky Chinese Broccoli..great greens and to freshen up the palette .. 
only if you can avoid the whole fried garlic..

Crispy wonton noodle with soy sauce, chives and bean sprout ...excellent with hot sauce

Ginger Scallions stir fry whole lobster .. so good!

Salt and pepper calamari .... very good tender squid ..wish it was less oily. 

Along with these dishes we all shared steamed rice and crab congee.

Will be back with some more next time...