Orange Chicken

For English https://thefabfoodieswede.com/2020/04/22/orange-chicken/; Så otroligt gott med Orange Chicken och för mig smakar detta precis som på ett ställe vi brukade äta på i Shanghai. Det tar en stund att laga det, räkna med 1-1,5 timma totalt ungefär. Men det är så värt det. Receptet är lagom för 4 personer om man har det som en huvudrätt. Servera med ris till.

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Mama Ma Lin Fried Chicken With Green Peppers

This is a dish that is supposed to be done with pork, but most of the time I use chicken instead. The first time I did it with chicken was because they didn’t have any pork in my little shop in Shanghai when I lived there. Since then I must have cooked the dish at least a 100 times with chicken, so I suppose we are just used to it… This is one of my kids favourite dishes.

Ingredients for 4-5 persons if you eat it as a full meal.

500 gram chicken filet

100 gram salted peanuts with no shell

3 egg whites

80 gram of cornstarch (or 16 tsp.)

2 decilitre chicken stock

4 teaspoons rice wine

4 teaspoons Chinese soy sauce

1 scallion the white part

1-1,5 teaspoon of ginger powder

1-2 thinly sliced garlic

3 teaspoons of white sugar

1 green pepper seeded and cut into little pieces

0,5 -1 Chili flakes

1, Cut the chicken into little pieces.

2, Beat the egg whites and mix with 60 gram of corn starch.(12 teaspoons)

3, Add the chicken, mix it and set aside.

4,Mix the stock with 4 teaspoons of cornstarch, rice wine, soy sauce, scallions, ginger, garlic and sugar. Set aside.

5, Heat some vegetable oil in a wok or a big frying pan. Add the chicken and stir fry for a minute to seal in the juices.

6, Remove, drain and set aside.

7, Pour out the oil and reheat the wok.

8, Add the green peppers and fry them for a minute. And then you add the chicken.

9, Stir the sauce to blend it and add it to the wok.

10, Add the peanuts and chilli flakes.

11, Let it all boil until the chicken is done.

Remove and serve as a dish with noodles.

Or serve it as one of many dishes.

Enjoy!

By Malin Nordblom

Fab Foodie Swede

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Jing An temple

One of the prettiest and biggest buddhist temples in Shanghai, and I used to live opposite it in my first house in Shanghai back in 2002. It was originally named Hudu Chongyuan, today’s name Jing An comes from the district it’s located in, Jing An. In 1972 it was burnt down, and was then reconstructed and opened up to the public again in 1990. It then had a total make over again that took several years and was completed in 2010. Today it is a very grand a peaceful place to visit. I especially like to visit the temple in the mornings. People are praying, singing and even if I am not a buddhist I feel very happy and calm every time I had a visit here in the morning.









Waipo

One of my favourite places in Stockholm is Waipo. It’s located in the MOOD galleria. And during the warmer months you can choose to sit outside having a drink while eating some spring rolls, dumplings or something else. For me, this is a touch of Shanghai in Sweden.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

We were invited for a Chinese New Year dinner today. And Teresa had cooked so much food. And it all tasted fantastic!

And the year of the dog will hopefully be a good one, because we had so much lucky food.

The fish for prosperity

The lion’s head refers to the meatballs and the cabbage represents the mane. A lion represents strength and the roundness of the meatball represents family, togetherness

Spring rolls  are meant to symbolize bars of gold, and bring wealth and prosperity in the year to come.

And there were more..



Hongqiao flower market

The name is very misleading. The market is full of interior design, art, plants, seasonal ornaments, Tea… The list is long. I for example have My favourite place for where I  buy buddhas. But I actually just bought a stone fish this time. For our summer house. This is a more expensive market, because of its location. But it is so worth it.

Hongqiao Flower market
718 Hongjing Lu, near Hongsong Lu / 虹井路718号, 近红松路 You go in through the big gate


Wagas

E3F5E06D-DCFB-42BC-B1C7-5F592CB3C0F3With the flavours of mango, pomelo, cilantro, peanuts and chicken and a tangy-spicy sauce to go with it. You have your perfect lunch! A light still very tasty lunch. Loved it! Even tried it an evening, perfect!!

Australian Jackie Yun and her Danish business partner John Christensen started Wagas just when we moved to Shanghai in 2002. They had the perfect timing. Because believe it or not, there weren’t many western places around at that time. I had lunch there many times, especially with Claire, one of my English best friends who just lived around the corner from the first place.

locations;

http://www.wagas.com.cn/index.php




Welcome!!

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This is in our main hallway. And everything is pretty Chinese here I just noticed… The old altar table was bought outside Shanghai a really long time ago. And the Buddha we dragged home from the antique market in Shanghai in 2002. Funnily enough it was my husband that wanted this first Buddha of ours! Now he says that we have to many. The old basket is a basket that someone got for their wedding long time ago, I will show you what it looks like inside another day. The pots under neath the table are from our old local market in Shanghai. They had alcohol in them before. And I bought them when they were empty.  You can move the woman to Sweden, but she still have her Chinese home;)