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Monday, October 21, 2013

Hainanese Chicken Chop 海南雞扒

From what I know, Hainanese chicken chop was invented by Hainanese people who worked for the English people during the British colonisation era. Hainanese people put Eastern touch to this Western cuisine, like example marinate chicken meat with soy sauce & etc. My version of Hainanese chicken chop was inspired by a very old restaurant located at Port Klang where they served good Hainanese chicken chop, roti bakar, Hailam mee and etc.

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This was a plate of Hainanese chicken chop i took at restaurant Sin Kok Thye Port Klang.No Wow nice presentation, but I like their lightly coated chicken chop but not over starchy ,and the meat was well marinated and very flavourful. Also like the watery tomato sauce which has slight savoury and tangy.

This is my copycat version ^_^, and it taste almost the same..you know why?
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Because I went one round to Ladies, and accidently found their secret ingredient, this was the brand of tomato ketchup they were using, hehehe..Usually i don't buy this brand of tomato ketchup, anyway I bought a bottle just to cook this dish. 

For green pea, try to use frozen green pea instead of canned green pea for better colour ..


From what I have tasted, they deep fry the potato wedges

to make sure potato cook thoroughly, first I boiled them till soft then deep fry

I lightly coated the marinate chicken thigh with rice flour or you can use corn flour too.

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Hainanese Chicken Chop海南雞扒
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

5 chicken thigh (~1.2kg), deboned

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1tbsp oyster sauce
1tbsp light soy sauce
1tbsp sugar
1/2tsp dark soy sauce
1 and 1/2tsp salt or to taste

3tbsp rice flour
2tbsp water

Tomato sauce ingredients:-
1 and ½ yellow onion, sliced
160g tomato ketchup (I use Kimball brand)
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2tbsp sugar
1tsp salt or to taste
1/2tbsp light soy sauce
2 ½ cups water
Thicken mixture- mix 1tbsp tapioca flour or corn flour with 5tbsp water, to thicken the sauce

Other condiments
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
80g frozen green peas, blanch in hot water
3 US Russet potatoes, boiled in hot water till tendered, slice it, then deep fry till golden brown

 1. Marinate the chicken thighs with marinating ingredients, for 3-4 hrs.
 2. Add rice flour and water into marinated chicken thighs and coat it well. Then deep fry till golden brown. Dish up and set aside.
 3. To prepare the tomato sauce, heat oil in a wok or saucepan, sauté onion till aroma, add in water and the rest of seasonings except thicken mixture, cook for few minutes or till onion is soften. Then thicken the sauce with thicken mixture.
4. To serve, arrange the deep fried chicken thigh, cooked green pea, potato wedges and sliced tomatoes on a plate. Pour the hot tomato sauce over and serve. Re-heat the tomato sauce before serve if you are not intended to serve immediately.

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This is where the restaurant located. And this restaurant is serving pork free foods, you can see our Malay and Indian members are also enjoying chicken chop here.
 23, Jalan Kem,
 Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Opens from 6.30am – 6.00pm.
Closed on Sundays.



Wordsmith said...


PH said...

Sonia, your chicken chop looks fantastic! So you are like CSI can find out secret ingredient. If we want to copycat restaurant dishes, must send you there to investigate and create :) Pandai lah!

victoria bakes said...

Phong Hong is funny but so right that you are like CSI!! love your presentation and have no qualms it taste absolutely heavenly!

Mel said...

Adui....I orang Hainanese pun seldom masak ini. This special chicken chop reminds me of my mum delicious chicken chop (well we used to operate a coffee house back in my hometown). Yes, betul betul, we deep fried the potato wedges.

Small Kucing said...

You copycat version really almost like original leh

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Your chicken chop looks great...

shaz said...

Sonia, u always cook stuff we all can't wait to eat and cook (if we can)! That's why u have faithful followers like me :)
Love your rendition of hainanese pork chops. Looks even better than those found in hainanese eateries :)

shaz said...

Haha I meant chicken chops :) typo

Karen said...

wow.. you are really a master chef at home, looks delicious..

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Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia, your chicken chop actually looks very similar to the HK style of the chicken chop rice here & we always order this dish if we go to have lunch at the HK 茶餐厅.

Esther Lau said...

Omg! I love this style of Hainanese chicken chop especially the sauce, yummy betul!!!!I must learn to cook this for my Hainanese lao gong, hehe...

Joceline Lor said...

Simple and nice ~

ann low said...

Mmm.. looks so delicious! Love to have extra rice :D

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely and inviting chicken chops. Vibrant pics.Wonderful preparation.

My Little Space said...

This is an old fashion chicken chop. Yeah, I used to make this but didn't know it calls Hainanese chichen chop.>o< Yours look tasty good.
Enjoy your week ahead dear.

Elaine said...

Good morning Sonia
Thanks for sharing.... love that you discovered the secret recipe sauce!
Have a great week.

~~louise~~ said...

Well, I may not ever make it to the restaurant, Sonia but at least I've learned the "secret" ingredient to this tasty looking dish!

Thank you so much for sharing...

lena said...

sorry for late visiting always..i hv been slcaking in blogging. at times I dont really know the difference between the oriental type of chicken which uses ketchup sauce and hainanese chop but this version sounds just as delicious!

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Little blue said...

First time see the chicken chop is like this, sweet and sour i sure my kids will like this so much...try this weekend for dinner!! hehe...

Sem said...

my favourite dish again, I used to go to this Yik Kee restaurant near Jln Dang Wangi to savour this dish.Now will try out soon with such good recipe. Thanks.

janice said...

LIKE... yum yum...

Jozelyn Ng said...

looks so yummy! I want to eat!

cik lemon said...

i have tried eat this chicken chop @ this shop.yummy delicious !! terbaik la

CQUEK said...

will show my mom your recipe.. yummy!

Ana Regalado said...

Sonia , you're not only a great tour guide but you're a good spy as well lol The secret ingredient is not a secret anymore :D

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