To be frank, I wouldn't have given this tedious and oily dish a shot if it wasn't for the current CNY mood.
Shaping the bowl takes skills that I don't have yet, but the taste is good enough to make us feel like it's already the new year! Haha, happy early new year, everyone!
白糖 １ １／２茶匙
Chicken Cubes in Taro Bowl
Taro bowl ingredients:
250g taro/yam, skinned
1 1/2tsp sugar
1/4tsp five spices powder
45g wheat flour
１. Cut the yam into small pieces, steam for 8-10 minutes or until cooked.
2. Mash the yam, then mix in the other ingredients. Knead it into a dough and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
3. Grease the inside of a round mould(about 12cm in diameter) and shape the dough into a hollow cylindrical shape. Refrigerate again for another 30 minutes.
4.Meanwhile let us prepare the chicken cubes. You can cook the chicken cubes according to personal preferences. I choosed to fill the bowl with Chicken Cubes with Cashew Nut and Capsicum(click for recipe).
5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan, then lower the taro bowl into the oil and fry over a medium flame for about 8 minutes or until golden. Leave aside to drip dry of oil.
6. Arrange and decorate the Taro Bowl on a large plate. Fill the bowl with your chicken cubes and serve.
Other than the unsatisfactory shape of the bowl, the rest of the dish turned out rather well. This recipe is actually quite good.
With my house bustling with Chinese New Year preparations, don't you feel like joining in the fun too? Are you preparing for CNY yet?
Link to "My Treasured Recipes #5 - Chinese New Year Goodies (Jan/Feb 2015)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.