Unveiling Deliciousness: Secret Recipe In Taipan Setia Alam

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Craving a juicy, flavorful chicken dish with a unique Malaysian twist? Look no further than the Secret Recipe Taipan Setia Alam! This dish has become a local favorite, and for good reason. Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients, directions, and nutritional information to help you recreate this restaurant-worthy meal at home.


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1 whole chicken (around 1.5kg), cut into serving pieces

  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine (or substitute with dry sherry)
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp five-spice powder
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onions (for garnish)

  • Directions:

    1. Marinate the Chicken: In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey, Shaoxing wine, white pepper, five-spice powder, and cornstarch. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat evenly. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or preferably overnight for deeper flavor.

    2. Heat the Oil: In a large wok or frying pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat.

    3. Sauté the Aromatics: Add the sliced onion and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Then, add the minced garlic and grated ginger, and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.

    4. Sear the Chicken: Once the aromatics are fragrant, carefully remove the chicken pieces from the marinade (discard the leftover marinade) and add them to the wok in batches. Sear the chicken on all sides until golden brown. Remove the chicken pieces and set them aside.

    5. Deglaze the Pan (optional): If desired, add a splash of chicken broth to deglaze the pan and scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom. This will add extra flavor to the sauce.

    6. Simmer the Sauce: Pour in the remaining chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Add the sliced bell peppers (if using) and simmer for 5 minutes.

    7. Thicken the Sauce: Return the seared chicken pieces back to the wok along with any accumulated juices. Thicken the sauce by stirring in a cornstarch slurry (mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water) a little at a time until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.

    8. Serve and Enjoy: Garnish with chopped green onions and serve the Secret Recipe Taipan Setia Alam hot over steamed rice.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: Approximately 450 (depending on cooking method and oil used)

  • Protein: 40g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Sodium: 800mg (due to soy sauce and oyster sauce)

  • Conclusion:

    The Secret Recipe Taipan Setia Alam offers a delightful balance of savory, sweet, and slightly spicy flavors. The chicken is tender and juicy, while the sauce is rich and flavorful. This dish is sure to become a family favorite, perfect for a casual weeknight dinner or a weekend potluck.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken?

    Absolutely! Just adjust the cooking time as boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook faster. They should be cooked through in about 10-15 minutes, depending on their thickness.

    2. What if I don’t have Shaoxing wine?

    You can substitute Shaoxing wine with dry sherry for a similar flavor profile.

    3. How can I make this dish spicier?

    If you prefer a spicier dish, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or chopped chili peppers to the marinade or the sauce.

    4. What are some good side dishes to serve with Secret Recipe Taipan Setia Alam?

    Steamed rice is a classic choice, but you can also pair this dish with roasted vegetables, stir-fried noodles, or a simple green salad.

    5. Can I make this dish ahead of time?