i've been so in love with all Malaccan cuisine after our Malacca trip. Love the kuih-kuih and all the nyonya delicacies. Ayam Pong Teh is one of the dishes which i wanted to try to cook. Searched online and found a really simple recipe by House of Annie. Not really hard to follow but quite a number of steps as compared to my usual easy five-steps cooking. Ingredients:
*3 red onions (shallots) - chopped
*8 cloves garlic - chopped
*6 tablespoons of sweet brown bean sauce
*3 tablespoons dark soya sauce
*1 tablespoon light soya sauce
*4 tablespoons gula melaka
*2 chicken legs
*4 chinese dry mushrooms (sliced to quarters)
Step 1: As you know gula melaka comes in cylindrical form, so jus shaved or cut some of the gula melaka and add few tea spoons of water into a non-stick pot and cook over low heat to dissolve the gula melaka. keep the remaining portions of the gula melaka in a cool dry bag for future uses.
Step 2: Heat the oil over medium heat, add the chopped red onions and garlic and fry them together for a couple of minutes till u smell the aroma of these two combinations. making sure you don burn it.
Step 3: then add in the taucu, dark soya sauce, light soya sauce, gula melaka and fry them together to form a paste.
Step 4: add the chicken into the paste and fry them together so that the chicken will absorb the sauce. then add in the remaining ingredients (mushroom and potatoes).
Step 5: When the water boils, reduce heat and simmer with occasionally stirring it for 1.5 hours before serving it.
*the ayam pong teh*