During our university studyhood, we liked going to a tai pai dong called Chan Kun Kee for dinner. It’s an ideal choice of having a date for 2 or gathering of a big group and our time at that tai pai dong was always joyful and with lots of laughters. After graduation, we went there less often and when we happened to be there recently, turned out that the tai pai dong area had already been demolished.
Hongkongers nowadays get more used to seeing things being destructed and replaced in unbelievable fast pace. Sometimes the changes are devastating and this is the time we need our memories to back us up.
The Wasabi Fish Roe Shredded Chicken we are sharing was a famous dish in Chan Kun Kee. We could reminisce the good old time while eating that. That is definitely our comfort food.
Wasabi芥辣蟹籽手撕雞Wasabi Fish Roe Shredded Chicken
We could still remember the first time we had thisWasabi Fish Roe Shredded Chicken it was a shock to us. We never thought these ingredients could match each other that well. Since then it had become our must-order dish at Chan Kun Kee.
This version made by us still couldn’t replicate the exact flavour we used to have in Chan Kun Kee but it’s good enough for us to reminisce the good old time there
The originalWasabi Fish Roe Shredded Chicken in Chan Kun Kee. This picture was taken many years ago
Ingredients include 2 chicken thighs, 2 pieces of ham, fish roe, marinated jellyfish, mayonnaise and wasabi
As a can of fish roe was too much and too expensive, we decided to buy 3 pieces of fish roe sushi to get the ingredient for the dish. It also came with some wasabi lol
Marinade the chicken thighs with some salt and pepper for around 30mins
Steam the chicken thighs for around 30mins
Slice the ham
We cut a portion of the chicken and steamed it separately
And then made shredded chicken for our cats. See how happy they were! Look at Inky’s tail haha
When the chicken is done, immerse in iced water for more spongy texture of the chicken
Now we could shred the chicken
Blend the dressing with mayonnaise, wasabi and chicken powder until we like the flavour of it
Get all ingredients ready
And mix all of them well. Done!
With Chinese soup and clay pot rice, this was a very satisfying meal!
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