July 29, 2016


Chicken - 1 kg
Young cabbage leaves - 1/4 kg (shredded)
Five spice powder - 1/2 tsp
Dry sherry - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 tsp
Soya sauce - 3 tbsp
Grated fresh ginger - 1 tsp
Large onion - 1 (chopped)
Dried orange peel - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Large tomatoes - 2 (sliced)
salt - 2 tsp
Spring onions - 2 (sliced)
Peanut oil - 2 cups
Chinese red sauce - 1 cup


  • Rub the chicken with half the salt and five spice powder. 
  • Mix together inn a bowl sherry, sugar, soya sauce, ginger, onion, orange peel. Rub the chicken with this mixture inside and out. Add the remaining salt and spice powder to the mixture in the bowl and marinate the chicken in this mixture for 7 hours.
  • Steam the chicken in a double boiler for 3 hours. Remove and drain.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken until golden and crisp.
  • Place the chicken in a serving dish and serve hot, garnished with sliced tomatoes, shredded cabbage and spring onions with chinese red sauce.

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