made a braised chicken with chinese mushrooms for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 23.2.2018.^^
this my 53rd friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.
the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.
this time I lazy. braised whole as chicken thigh steak last evening..means one entire boneless thigh slab not cut..
(usually i cut the chicken into pieces & cook in the morning..)
i braised the chicken thigh the usual preparation – fried cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, bay leaves & whole bulb garlic cloves in oil till fragrant, added chicken thighs, then added tai hua braising sauce.
then took out the chicken thighs, and boiled 2 packets of chinese mushrooms (maybe 40pieces/packet) in the braise. added water & braise the mushrooms for 1-2hrs till well infused with the braise & tender.
there were 11 large chicken thighs, which i cut into 10-12 pieces each.
not a bad method actually as chicken steak very easy & fast to cut…
mushrooms no problem of overcooking so after bringing mushroom braise to boil just dump cut chicken pieces, cover & warm up..
chicken has the look of cold cut chicken but was tender & both chicken & mushrooms well infused with the braise….
stir-fry a little on high fire, then cover & let it heat up the chicken.
then transfer to aluminum carrier for transport.
today is 8th day of CNY.
the teban gardens staff came early at 6am to prepare the lohei for the residents.
the staff made their own lohei with the shredded veg ingredients & arranged like a dog with tail even!👍👍👍
after breakfast, the staff organised the residents to have the lohei celebrations. 🙂