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Ipoh Bean Sprouts Chicken



Ipoh Bean Sprouts Chicken  ....... Ipoh, the capital of Perak, a northern state in peninsular Malaysia is famous for its food.  Salt baked chicken/duck, Ipoh white coffee, Gunung Rapat Heong Paeng, kaya puff , Tau Foo Far and the most well known is the 'Kai See Sar Hor Fun' aka Rice noodles with shredded chicken.

Another novelty dish is the famous Bean Sprout Chicken with Hor Fun or popularly known as 'Ngah Choy Kai'..........



 


steeped free range chicken, served on a bed of cucumber slices, garnished with spring onions, chillies, a dash of pepper, light soya sauce and sesame oil



'Hor Fun' aka Rice noodles ....... slightly translucent and soft, smooth texture immersed in a sweet, tasty broth .........Yummy!



my mum's very own chicken dip .... simple.... julienned young ginger and sliced shallots with light soya sauce, sesame oil and a dash of pepper, ......... a good accompaniment for the steeped chicken



the last to prepare is the bean sprouts as we want them to be crispy and crunchy  .......





here you are, the whole dish of Ipoh Bean Sprouts is complete   .............  Enjoy!

Recipe for Ipoh Bean Sprouts Chicken

Ingredients
  • 800 gm whole free range chicken
  • 300 gm 'Hor Fun' aka Rice Noodles - 3 servings
  • 20 gm young ginger, julienned
  • 60 gm shallots, sliced
  • 200 gm Bean sprouts
  • 1 chicken frame
  • Salt to taste
  • Light soya sauce and sesame oil
Garnishing
1 red chilly, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
spring onions, chopped

Preparation
  1. Boil a pot of water enough to submerge the whole chicken.  Once boiling, put in the chicken, lower heat to medium, close the lid and let chicken cook for about 10 mins.
  2. Turn off heat and let chicken remain in the pot for another 10 mins.
  3. Remove chicken and immediately immerse the chicken in a basin of cold water for about 5 mins.  Keep the pot of stock as broth for the rice noodles.
  4. Take out the chicken, drain off water and let chicken cool, set aside.
  5. Heat up the pot of stock, add in the chicken frame and let it boil for about 1/2 an hour or more, till the stock is reduced to half.  There's no need to remove the chicken frame, just lower the heat to the minimum.
  6. Meanwhile, cut up the chicken, arrange them on a bed of cucumber slices.  Drizzle in some light soya sauce, garnish with chopped spring onions, chillies, add in a dash of pepper.
  7. In a pot of boiling water, cook the rice noodles for about 1 min. till they are translucent.  Dish out, drain and put in a  bowl, ladle the hot broth, garnish with spring onions and a dash of pepper.
  8. In the same pot of boiling water, blanch in the bean sprouts for about 10 secs.  Dish out, drain off water and place on a plate.  Add light soya sauce, drizzle in some sesame oil, dash of pepper and   some chillies.
  9. Now, the whole 'meal' of Ipoh Bean Sprouts Chicken is complete ......... Serve!





Comments

  1. I can see the chicken is really tender and delicious.

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  2. That's such a lovely meal. I love that steamed chicken. It reminds me of chicken rice.....mmmm....soooo delicious. Love the bean sprout too. I'm sure my family would like that though I know my children will not have the dip. They don't like to see slices of raw shallots.

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  3. What a delicious preparation! A new specialty for me and I would love to try it!

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  4. Oh these food reminds me of our many trips to Ipoh!!!

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  5. Hi Anncoo
    Yes, free range chicken tastes better.

    Hi Mary
    Yup, that chicken is the same for Hainan Chicken rice. Love that too especially with the right chilli sauce. Raw shallots is good too for lowering cholesterol level.

    Hi 5 Star Foodie
    Yes, it's a wholesome and delicious meal.

    Hi 3 hungry tummies
    Really? So what are the other types of food that you like in Ipoh?

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  6. I remember this dish. I did have it when we drove past Ipoh! They were yummy. So moist and flavourful

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  7. I love the idea of bean sprouts in noodles.

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  8. The chicken looks amazingly succulent..

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  9. Penny
    Yes, it's a very popular dish in Ipoh. You should see the crowd when it's a public holiday, the road leading to the famous stall will be full of people standing around waiting to grab vacant tables!

    Shirley
    Yes, they're crunchy, can have them with soup or stir fried with noodles.

    yoursdeliciously
    Yes, free range chicken does taste better.

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  10. omg free range chicken is SO GOOD the meat tastes completely different -- this looks very interesting I have not had much exposure to Malay food so I am happy to have found this site. Thanks for sharing !

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  11. Hi Joy
    Thanks for dropping by. Yes free range chicken definitely tastes better, not so soft as farm chicken.

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  12. oh my, I just love how juicy the chicken looks.. and I totally agree re free range chicken..it's much more flavorful..so sad it's not widely available ..thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! :)

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  13. Olive
    Thanks for dropping by. We are fortunate that free range chicken is readily available here,although a bit more expensive than farm chicken, but value for money.

    Simply Life
    Thanks, and juicy too.

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  14. Wow, Ipoh bean sprout chicken! Looks nice & delicious. But I still prefer Ipoh chicken shreds hor fun the most! hmm...mm...

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  15. Hi
    My Little Space
    Kai See hor fun is also nice too, especially the soup.

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  16. Bee says ......Was wondering what to cook with my whole piece of free range chicken. Thanks for sharing your Ipoh Bean Sprouts Chicken recipe. My grandmother insists on buying bean sprouts from a particular
    stall in Buntong market, Ipoh, Perak.
    Seems it taste better due to the well water
    that was being used.

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  17. Hi Bee
    Thanks for dropping by, looks like you finally made it. Buntong market, that's a bit far for me, for you should be ok. Hope you enjoy your Ngah Choy Kai!

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