Ayam Pong Teh recipe

I’m bored of eating packed food all the time. I’m bored of eating instant noodles at home so today I decided to cook. Yes, the reason it did not rain today is because Submerryn COOKS! What did I cook? Ethan’s favourite Ayam Pong Teh.

Ayam Pong Teh 

It would have looked better if more dark soy sauce is added giving it a darker shade but oh well.. realized it only now, too late dy, everything is in the tummy dy :D

To cook ayam pongteh, we’ll need shallots, garlic, taucu (ground bean paste), gula melaka (palm sugar), potatoes, shiitake mushroom and some thick soy sauce.

Peel and pound shallots and garlic. Note that the ratio of shallots and garlic to the taucu is not correct here as I deliberately pound extra shallots and garlic to be used to fry some vege later :)

Of course we will need chicken. My Pong Teh is pork free as I don’t cook pork at home.

Heat oil over medium heat, add shallots and garlic and fry for a couple of minutes, making sure not to burn the paste. Add taucu and continue frying until fragrant.

Add chicken and fry again, coating the chicken with the the shallots, garlic and taucu paste well.

Add some water and throw the mushroom in. Bring to boil. Add palm sugar.

Once boiled, reduce fire and let it simmer. Potatoes should be added last as it will be too soft and breaks if added too early. Add thick soy sauce to give the dish a better shade of dark brown.

A good Pong Teh should be an appetizing combination of savory saltiness with undertones of sweetness. Taken with Sambal Belacan, it is extremely delicious! :D

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    wow..u can cook too!

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    whooaaaa!! i can imagine how delicious it would be with sambal belacann…..wuu! Slurrp!

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    Slurp…slurp…. I want…… I want…… Drooling….

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    wow not bad. Lol!! like what wenn said, "WOW YOU CAN COOK!" :P hehe

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    Thanks for sharing. Now when can I get a taste of your ayam pong teh? : )

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    thanks 4 sharing………wow…..yummy!!!

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    Nice! Not really a fan of ayam pongteh though – just ok with it, nicer than Chinese tau cheo chicken. I prefer the pedas and lemak stuff…

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    seems like so complicated to me.. haha :P

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    Yeah like this, I can finish a bowl of rice just with this Ayam Pong Teh.

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    is this some kind of nyonya dish ah?? hey, then you better cook everyday, because i don't want it to rain~~ :D

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    My favourite dish to cook and eat too! Haven't done one for a long time though. Who says you can't cook? :P

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    everything I like in the dish, potato, mushroom & chicken!

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    Wahhhh..sedap!! I love this one so much when I had it at Malacca.

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    look so nice. No wonder it is Ethan's favourite.

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    I love this type of chicken but dint know its called Pong Teh :P

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    Never tried pongteh at home before.. will try one day..same method of cooking with my potato chicken except for the taucu.. so more or less, i know .. YES!!!

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    wow! looks tasty! im hungry!

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    Merryn can cook, she can cook !!! :)
    looks nice ler…

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    i want ayam pongteh. am sulking coz nyonya merryn tak nak invite me to her house for ayam pongteh.

    *sob sob sob*

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    wow..New recipe..

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    Looks good!! Where's the sambal?? :P

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    Great! Submerryn cooks? Wow yummy Ayam Pong Teh, a nonya dish?

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    Wow! Look yummy!~

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    Why you say you cannot cook. You can cook what. Sedap tu…yums. Gwen will eat all the mushrooms. LOL.

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    when am I coming over for yr pong teh dear? ;0)

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    Never tried this before but it looks goood !!!! :)

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    You can cook so well..I love this dishes….will cook this weekend..

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    that looks delicious! i will try that cook that.. but can i try yours first? :P

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    This dish of you is not bad. You can cook too, Merryn.

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