I rarely use star anise in my cooking. Ever since my friend taught me how to make this soy and star anise braised chicken, I don’t think I can ever live without this dish. A tad too dramatic? Perhaps. 😛
I have made this dish many times and strangely, never thought of sharing this dish until now. It is so easy to make and if rice is your staple and obsession, this dish goes awesomely well with rice. Imagine the spiced, savoury and slightly garlicky sauce being mopped up by every grain of fluffy rice. Oh boy, there’s no words!
In effort to make a well-balanced meal, I have coupled the braised chicken with the crispy homemade fried shallots, sauteed choy sum and carrots. Topped with a sunny side up egg as well as perfectly arranged chicken and vegetables, you’ve got yourself a delicious and colourful rice bowl resembling a Korean bibimbap. Enjoy!