Recipe for Dark Soya Sauce Chicken with Chilli & Ginger

Cooking daily can be both a pain or a pleasure. The difficult thing is to avoid eating the same dish all over again, in the shortest span of time. Decided to prepare a chicken dish , stir frying in the humble wok. Here is it:


1 Chicken (chopped into bite sized pieces by butcher)

3 slices of ginger

1 bird eye chilli

1 teaspoon of diced garlic

1 tablespoon of oyster sauce

1 tablespoon of dark soya sauce

1 teaspoon of  white pepper

1/2 teaspoon of sugar

1 teaspoon of shaoxing wine

Half cup of water (for sauce)

Cornflour mixture- 1 teaspoon of corn flour mixed with 3 teaspoon of water.

2 teaspoon of sesame oil


  1. Heat wok. Add sesame oil.
  2. Fry the ginger slices, garlic and chilli on low heat
  3. Add chicken pieces
  4. Add oyster and dark soya sauce
  5. Add sugar and pepper
  6. Add Shaoxing Wine
  7. Ensure that chicken is cooked evenly, to allow sauce to permeate
  8. Add water to allow better cooking of chicken and to create a tasty sauce
  9. Cover it with the lid for about 20 mins, at low to medium heat
  10. Add cornflour mixture to thicken the sauce
  11. Serve in a nice bowl

This is a simple yet tasty chicken dish. Best to have it served together with jasmine rice. Here is a picture of the dish for you.


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