It was cooler in the morning and I had to put on a light jacket. Unfortunately, by noon the temperature went up to the 80s with nice breeze.
I didn't get the chance to stop by in the garden. But I still have lots of string beans.
For tonight's dinner I cooked string beans with the chicken marinated in dark soy sauce.
The recipe for this soy sauce chicken came from my late mother. She used the same recipe for fish, or beef. This dish is super delicious to be eaten with warm rice.
5 pieces chicken wings
1/2 cup of sweet soy sauce
1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce
1 stick cinnamon
1 piece star anise
2 pieces whole cloves
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon of blended red chili
1 large onion (dice)
1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
1 cup of baby carrot
2 cups of cut string beans
1 teaspoon of grated ginger
1 tablespoon of olive oil
In a big pot, heat olive oil. Fry blended chili, onion, garlic, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, ginger until fragrant and onion translucent.
Add chicken and fry until chicken is half cooked.
Add the sweet soy sauce, dark soy sauce and water.
Cook for about 10 minutes on medium low heat.
Add carrot and string beans.
Let it cook further for 2 minutes.
Turn off the stove.
Serve with warm rice.