Fake Japanese braised chicken wings with potatoes. - Narcissism is Necessary

Fake Japanese braised chicken wings with potatoes.

Never ever try to plan dinner right after lunch because it’s virtually impossible to conjure up any coherent thought. And that’s how my chicken wings came about. Bought them while on a semi-food coma, with no planning whatsoever.

The thing is, I’ve never really had luck with cooking chicken on the bone. They’ve always turned out semi-raw and I’d have to nuke them in the microwave half way through eating. Yeah, pretty disgusting.

So really, I don’t know how I ended up with a packet of chicken wings because I’d normally quite consciously avoid them.

# – Fake Japanese braised chicken wings with potatoes.

From food coma to a full blown panic mode, I realised the only source of protein for tonight’s dinner were the wings. The look of disappointment on the BF’s face upon his realisation that he’d chomped on raw poultry popped up to haunt me.

I was determined to make it right but I didn’t know how :(

Thankfully, I found a recipe called “tebasaki to sato-imo” or english for braised chicken wings with new potatoes (i <3 google translate) in one of my recipe books. So, I replaced the sake with chinese rice wine, scallions with coriander powder and new potatoes with old potatoes chopped up into new potato size.... And hence, the title :P I was confident it would work, it had to work gawddamit! # - Tebasaki To Sato-imo

The ingredients:

  • 500 grams of chicken wings (that’s about 4 wings with drummets still attached)
  • 400 grams of potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 4 tablespoons of chinese rice wine (or better, sake!)
  • 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of dark soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 cm of ginger, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander powder
  • 200 ml of water

# – First, marinade the wings with 4 tablespoon of chinese rice wine and set aside for 30 minutes.

# – Then, heat up oil in a pan and brown the chicken wings on all sides.

# – When wings have browned, throw in the sliced ginger.

# – Pour water in till chicken wings are just covered.

# – Cover and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.

# – After that, throw in 2 teaspoons of sugar.

# – And the dark soya sauce.

# – Not to forget the potatoes…

# – Lastly, the one tablespoon of coriander powder.

# – Stir to combine, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.

# – In the meantime, steam or boil some peas. Because everyone should eat vegetables!

# – Fake Japanese braised chicken wings with potatoes, DONE!

The wings…they were gorgeous! The meat was succulent, moist and full of flavours. The sauce was DELICIOUS and sticky. And the potatoes? Gawd, the potatoes…

# – Look at the colours inside the potato. Flavoured through and through.

Simply sublime with rice and what’s surprising was how few ingredients were involved and how relaxing the entire process was. Just leave them to simmer into something so amazingly delicious.

Don’t believe me?

# – Plate-licking good!

Best thing of all, I didn’t have to nuke them in the middle of dinner just so we won’t get bird flu or something. I implore you to try this recipe! Happy cooking!

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13 Responses to Fake Japanese braised chicken wings with potatoes.

  1. suanie June 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    so the fake part was chinese rice wine in lieu of sake la?

  2. whytevee June 29, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    looks scrumptious~! coincidentally, looks similar to a ribs dish i experimented with recently..all dark and gooey and ooh so finger-lickin’ good!

  3. Isaac Tan June 29, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    yummy. My mum used to make something similar to this. You’re an awesome cook. I like dishes like this XD

  4. KY June 29, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    for a while i thought aud/ringo came n cook at ur place.

    • Kimberlycun June 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

      then the title would have been “cheat one japanese braised chicken wings”

  5. ShaolinTiger June 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Oh man those potatoes were SO GOOD.

  6. Anonymousmich June 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Hi Kim!

    Can I make a request? I have a similar steamer you had (the one you steam the peas). But I have no idea what to use it for so it’s cover with webs LOL!

    Can you make a dish or a dessert using it? That will be nice :)

    I also wonder the difference of using steamer and microwave. Less infrared? ROFL.

    By the way, you dishes always make me hungry!

    • Kimberlycun June 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

      of course u can make dessert and different dishes with it…just search for recipes that require steaming. if i remember correctly, there’s a pretty good manual that comes with the steamer which tells you to steam what for how long! i’ve made puddings and cakes with the steamer as well as savoury dishes, very useful!

      microwave is totally different, it cooks food much faster but it also changes the taste of food a bit cause essentially it’s making the food molecules vibrate so hard to create heat hence cooking itself basically. if used incorrectly, the food can be nasty. but with all cooking methods, if not used correctly will be nasty also lor! haha

      good luck!

      • Anonymousmich June 29, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

        OMG! Thank you so much for the info!

        I’ll try not to make nasty food! :(

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