Chicken Salad

The weather starts getting hot. I want to have something light to refresh my appetite and also satisfy my stomach 😌 What can be better than salad? Easy yet fresh and delicious.
Let’s get to work 💪

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb boneless chicken drumsticks 🍗 
  • 1 medium onion 
  • Basil 🌿 
  • Vinegar 
  • Sugar 
  • Fish sauce 
  • Ground black/white pepper
  • Chopped chili 🌶 

Directions

  • Boil the water and cook the chicken drumsticks.
  • Take the drumsticks out and put them in cold water to cool down.
  • Tear the drumsticks into pieces. You can use knife to slice them but tearing makes them tastier.
  • Slice the onion.
  • Put the onion into cold water for 5 minutes to reduce its spicing. It depends on how fresh and spicy you want your onion is. If you like the fresh and spicy taste of raw onion, you can skip this step.
  • Mix the chicken drumsticks with onion with fish sauce, sugar, vinegar and ground pepper. Add the seasonings to your taste, but it should have the sweet and sour tast in it.
  • Chop the basil and add to the mixture
  • Add the chopped chili.

This dish is best when served cool.

Note: the amount of the ingredients can be adjusted to your interest.

Boom boom boom! We’re done! So easy right? Let’s make this delicious side dish today and let me know your opinion 😉

Ciao! 🤗 

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Cucumber Salad

I have been eating meat almost everyday and I am kinda sick of meat. I need something to “refresh” my body and my appetite. So I immediately thought about the fresh cucumbers I had bought this morning from my local farmers market. I decided to make cucumber salad, which is very easy to make yet delicious to eat. What a great way to refresh my taste while still saving my time and money! ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ

We do not need many ingredients for this dish. What are we waiting for? Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of cucumbers
  • Salt
  • Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Sesame seed (optional)
  • Chili sauce (optional)

Directions:

  • Rinse the cucumbers carefully
  • Cut the cucumbers into half along the side
  • Take out all cucumber seeds
  • Slice cucumber into thin slices
  • Add 2 tbs to the cucumbers and wait for 10 minutes. Rinse the cucumbers carefully to get rid of the saltiness. This will soften the cucumbers a little bit. If you prefer crispy, fresh cucumbers, you can skip this step.
  • Add sugar and vinegar to the cucumbers to your taste. It should taste sweet and sour and a little bit salty.
  • Add roasted sesame seed (optional)
  • Add chili sauce (optional)
  • Mix everything gently so you don’t break the cucumbers.

This dish is served cold. My recommendation is that you mix the cucumbers right before you serve it so that there is no water coming out from the cucumbers.

And that’s it! You do not need to prepare anything, except cucumbers and still have a wonderful side dish for your family. So why don’t you try to make this dish today? I am sure your family will feel “fresher” after trying this cucumber salad.

Thank you for your visit. See you next time. ( ^_^)/

Mung Bean Sprout Salad

Today, when I went to the farmers market, I saw them selling very very fresh mung bean sprouts. I suddenly thought of mung bean sprout salad, a very delicious Korean side dish. Gosh! I could not resist so I bought 1 lb of mung bean sprouts and some green onions to make the salad.

We have the ingredients here. What are we waiting for? Let’s do it.

Ingredients: 

– 1 lb of mung bean sprouts.

– 1 tbs minced garlic

– 2 tsp fish sauce

– 1 tsp salt (I like salty food so I use 1 tsp here. However, you can adjust the saltiness to your taste)

– 3 chopped green onions

– 1/2 tbs sesame oil (since this is a Korean dish, sesame oil is needed. However, you can reduce the amount sesame oil if you do not like its smell)

– 1 tsp toasted sesame seed

Directions:

– Boil a big pot of water.

– Blanch the bean sprouts in boiling water for 1 minute.

– Strain and rinse the blanched bean sprouts in cold water to keep them crispy.

– Shake the bean sprouts in water to remove their skins and put them in a basket.

– Mix the minced garlic, fish sauce, salt, chopped green onions, sesame oil and sesame seeds in a big bowl.

– Add the bean sprouts to the mixture and mix gently.

– Transfer them to a serving plate and sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top.

This dish can be served cold. You can keep it in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

This side dish only takes you about 10 minutes to make. Very quickly but very delicious. A perfect side dish for your family’s meal or your lunch box 😉

My dinner: rice, mung bean sprout salad, fried meat patties