Here is an easy chicken stir fry recipe for you to take home today, my dear friends especially if you want a kick to your taste buds. 😉
My friend has talked me into trying her favourite sambal oelek brand found in an Asian grocery store in Springvale (you know who you are haha!). Yes, besides talking about men, shoes and handbags, we talked about condiments from time to time. *wink* It has been a while since I used sambal oelek in my cooking and truth to be told, I could not spot the difference between this one and the one that I usually get from the chained supermarket.
Whenever I add ginger to sambal oelek, the aroma reminds me of the super addictive chilli sauce that goes with Hainanese chicken rice. To mellow the spiciness of the chilli, maple syrup (or brown sugar), Indonesian sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) and white vinegar are added which brings a sweet, sour and spicy sensation to dish. The savoury element of the dish comes in the form of fish sauce which really makes the dish too. But you got to be a bona fide fish sauce lover to appreciate it.
Whenever I add fish sauce to a dish, I feel the need to garnish with aromatic herbs such as basil and coriander and LOTS OF IT!! In this dish, I feel the coriander is more complimentary.
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