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Braised Chicken and Hard Boiled Eggs with Mushrooms

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Braising, also called lu wei in Mandarin, is a Chinese cooking technique used to cook protein ingredients in an aromatic sauce base. Other terms used are red cooking, red braising or red stewing. The Sauce base is usually made from soy sauce, dark soy sauce, fermented bean paste, red fermented tofu, Chinese rice wine, caramelised sugar and spices like cinnamon, cloves, star anise or five spice powder. There are numerous regional and home cooking variations to Chinese braising dishes, different meats like chicken, pork, beef, tofu and hard boiled eggs are often used, together with vegetables like shiitake mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, radish and tomato. Normally the tougher cuts of the meat are used and braising makes the meat tender with a mouth-watering and enticing flavour. Braises are also typical comfort food for the whole family all year round and are popular dishes served during festive seasons like the Chinese New Year.

 

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For my gluten free home cooking recipe, I am using chicken breasts pieces, hard boiled eggs and shiitake mushrooms cooked in a dark soy sauce base spiced up with ginger, garlic, cloves and star anise. This recipe is also dairy free and nut free. My other gluten free braises, stews, casseroles recipes are Pork and Black Fungus Mushrooms Stew; Braised Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms; Braised Pork and Fermented Mustard Greens; Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken, Beef with Chinese Water Chestnuts Stew and Chinese Braised Chicken and Potato.

 

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  1. I like food that comes in a bowl. something comforting about it. Nice recipe. R

    • daphnegoh
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      I agree that so many comfort food usually comes in a bowl. Thanks Rosana. ????

  2. Nayna Kanabar
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    Simple nad easy to create this is a great recipe.I love your photos too and the background board is beautiful.

    • daphnegoh
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      This is a great one pot dish. Thanks Nayna! :)

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