Posts tagged ‘Cucumber’

February 28, 2012

Chicken Kara-age with Ponzu and Marinated Cucumber

by KK

Hi this is KK, Sushi Artist/ Healthy Muffin Maker /  Mum 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Last week, I made Chicken Kara-age using cornflour, something easily bought from any local supermarket. Today, I decided to make it with potato starch and ask my husband which he prefers more.


He is very polite, and he said both tasted just as nice, and ate everything so quickly, it must have been good 🙂 He didn’t forget to add, “Why don’t you make both at the same time so I can compare it as I eat”, which means he wants to eat both of them again! Oh well, fair enough, if he is up to it, I think I will make it together to see how different it is.


To cook this Chicken Kara-age, I used

-250g Chicken (meat cut off from drumstick to cook Basic Chicken Stock)

-1 Tablespoon Sake (cooking rice wine)

-1 Tablespoon Soy sauce

-1 teaspoon ginger

-Potato starch

-5cm Daikon (white radish)

-1 Lime, Soy sauce


To make:

Step 1: Mix sauce (sake, soy sauce, ginger) and marinate chicken for 10min; while waiting, grate daikon


Step 2: Pat dry chicken on a paper towel, cover with potato starch and fry on medium to high temperature oil, cook on both sides


Step 3: Put lettuce, chicken on plate, cover with daikon just before serving squeeze lemon and drop 1 tablespoon soy sauce.


This is easy, yet very filling. If you made more than you can eat at one go, keep it without the daikon sauce. I like to eat it with the mixture of crunchy skin and the dressing together,  but if you prefer it separately, it’s ok. If you don’t have daikon around you, just squeeze lime or lemon directly. The chicken itself already has a flavor to it, ponzu (daikon sauce) is optional.


For a side dish, I made  Marinated Cucumber.

This is

-2 Lebanese Cucumber

-1 Tablespoon Sesame oil

-2 Tablespoon Soy sauce

-1 Tablespoon Vinegar (I used Apple cider vinegar today)

-1 teaspoon Chinese chili bean paste


To cook, don’t be surprised,

Step 1: Bang the cucumber with a rolling pin and break it into small pieces!

Step 2: Combine the marinating sauce, mix in the cucumber and rest for at least 30min in the fridge. The longer it’s left, more flavor will soak in.

Step 3: Serve! I garnished it with sesame seeds, but that’s an optional.

Super easy, super tasty.


I hope you enjoy this too!





February 28, 2012

30 min Dinner : Chicken Kara-age with Ponzu, Marinated Cucumber, Tomato Salad

by KK

Hi this is KK, Sushi Artisit/ Healthy Muffin Maker / Mum 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog.


I dropped my i-phone under water, and this is making it hard to take photos and update my blog 😦 Sorry for the inconvenience.


No matter how sad or upset you are, one must still eat, and this is another super fast dinner menu that you can cook on a day to make you feel better. The cucumber and tomato can be made earlier in the day, in fact it is better to have the cucumber marinated for at least 30min, to make this dish first!


So, the order would be:


Step 1: Boil eggs, prepare marinated cucumber(5min)

Step 2: Slice tomato, marinate chicken (5min)

Step 3: Prepare Tomato Salad on plate (5min),

Step 4: Cook Chicken Kara-age with Ponzu, serve everything and eat!!!


The tomato salad is soooo simple, yet really tasty, one of my favorite summer dish that my mum used to make. It is good for children too! When I give it to my 17 months daughter, I chop the tomato into dice and instead of dressing, I just squeeze some lemon on it.


I hope this helps your busy day too. ENJOY 🙂

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