A fine savour on simple pleasures

My aim is to reduce the tension in my mind by sharing my thoughts and experiences in the things that I love; which I could not express openly due to circumstances. Be it in doing stupid things, experimenting on new recipes, failings in research work, writings..just some doodle ranting stuff

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chicken feet with shitake mushroom stew; Yue's style

Haha..i juz make up the name while writing the title..Am not sure what I'm cooking, its a receipe from my mom when I was a lil kiddie. I made this last night after I make chicken percik for dinner for my darling hubby. *sigh* I went home late, again. At about 9.45 pm this time, and I determined to let him eat something decent from the house's stove..really pity him. So, this was suppose to be his breakfast, of coz, with white rice.

Well, it might look gross to someone, but really it tastes really good..succulent tender meat tempting your soul..if you cook it correctly though *laugh* So, for a start, try it first before judging. My hubby were scared of it, but once he tasted it some time ago, he became addicted to it

For 4 hungry zombies


1/2 kg of chicken feet (cut off the nails, peel any hard skins, chopped the feet into to parts; its long 'arm' from this spread 4 toes foot)
5-7 cm of ginger - julienne or slice thinly oso can5 garlic - julienned
3 big onion - cut to half and slice thinly5-7 mushrooms, depending on the size, if big put 5, if small put 7 - cut into 4 (vertically then horizontally)
1 tbs thick soy sauce
1/4 cup light soy sauce (i subtituted both with a local sweet soy sauce and salty soy sauce, tamin brand)
3 tbs vege oil
1 1/2L filtered water
some pepper


1. Use a pot, quite a big one and pour in the oil at medium fire. Put in big onion, garlic and ginger and stir fry em until fragrant + translucent (for the onions of coz)

2. Wash the feet properly. Drain away any blood present, sieve by using a colander, and dump in all of em into the pot like below. Then stir again for 3-5 mins.

3. After the chicken feet turned a little translucent (you will notice if you see em properly). Douse in both of the soy sauce, thick one, and light one. You have to homogenize the solutions and pour the 1 1/2 liter water in. Well, to me as long as the water is about 1 1/2 inch over the chicken feet, its fine d..Cover the lid and simmer at the lowest fire for at least 1 - 2 hours. Then just throw in the mushrooms inside and simmer another 1/2 hour. Below is what it looks like after the simmering.

4. Always stir when the water becomes little so that yer 'feet' and 'mushy' din stick to the pot..The sauce right now will be sticky and delicious. Taste it and adjust accordingly. If too salty or thick to your taste, put in some water, if to bland put in sumore light soy sauce, little by little. Dont just dump in a cup, your heart cant stand it then haha.

5. At the end of the day, put a lil bit of sesame oil and stir after you switch off the stove.

Well then, serve with hot rice!

Seriously delicious :)

p/s : It can actually be cooked in a crock pot, juz leave it overnight at low, so that you wont have to wait for it. For me, i didnt use crock pot, put i cook partially and continue to simmer when i want to eat.


  1. my children suka sangat kaki ayam ni.Thanks ya sb sudi follow my blog.Just call me makcik manggis.Anda hampir sebaya dengan my son.Makcik kagum dgn anda yang suka masak.Selalunya anak anak sebaya anda hanya suka makan je:)....

  2. lol, tq mkcik manggis..ur receipes inspires me a lot..stumbled on it while blogwalking mase pk nk watpe for dinner :) Cooking is an art and passion..am lucky coz someone dear willing to eat all the things i made haha..i'll always check ur blog!


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