Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Feet Fetish

As the title suggest, one might had an impression that if something kinky is going on. Not at all. But of course some of you might find it offensive or rather giving that ''yeaks'' look !!! What am I bragging about.....
I'm talking about chicken feet/claw. This is considered one of the delicacies in dim sum dish. It is known as Phoenix Claw on dim menu [just to sound a bit posh]. I personally like it very much because of it's texture, some believed it contained high level of collagen deem good for our skin [note ladies] . This dish to many is a hate or love relationship. For me is love.

Braised Chicken Feet -鳳爪
  • 15-20 chicken feet claws
  • 4 dry shitake mushroom-soaked
  • 2 -3 tbsp black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 300ml water
  • 20 gm of rock sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • few slices of ginger
  • 2-3 star anise
  • 2 tsp five spice powder
  • oil for deep frying
  • 2 tbsp of light soya sauce
  • 1 tsp of dark soya sauce
  1. Marinate the claws with the marinate ingredients and leave aside for an hour or so. This will give darker color to the claws.
  2. Heat the oil for deep frying the claws. Please drained off any excess liquid from the claws. Once the oil is hot, add in the claws and deep fry. Please note the oil will splash during frying. It's good to have a lid to cover the wok so that your kitchen area won't be messy with splashing oil. Fry till brown. Remove and drain.
  3. Then heat a pan, add in a tbsp of oil and fry the garlic, star anise and ginger. Add in mushroom and claws and stir fry till fragant. Then add in light soya sauce, water, vinegar, shaoxing wine, sesame oil, dark soya sauce, five spice powder and rock sugar. Off the heat once it started to boil.
  4. Transfer (3) to a slow cooker and let it braised for 3-4hrs till the chicken claws are soft. You can add in 2-3tbsp of water if the sauces has reduced after braising.
Enjoy this authentic dim sum dish :-) .


Perry R. Lim said...

Yesssss....chicken feet. I'd suck all those tiny little bones dry! Adelle likes them, too!

fen said...

OH...Adelle loves those feet. Nowadays, we have to fight over them.

Christine Toh said...

Next time when I see Adelle I will have to fight with her over this dish. Delicious though.