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Chinese chicken with mushrooms

What you need
1 small handful of wood mushrooms
6 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked
1 chunk of ginger (about the length of a thumb knuckle), sliced thinly
4 chicken thighs, deboned
1 tbsp corn starch
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar
vegetable oil

What to do:
Marinate chicken with corn starch, soya sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar. Let sit for 20 minutes. Halve the shiitake mushrooms. Boil the wood ear mushrooms for approximately 15 minutes to remove any vinegar taste.

Add shiitake and the wood ear mushrooms into the chicken mix with a little bit of oil. Steam the dish for approximately 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.

Add sliced ginger to the marinated chicken and then stirfry in a wok. Add mushrooms a bit of chicken broth, and then cover and simmer for another 10 minutes. Thicken if necessary with corn starch and water. Could also add a dash of shaoxing wine if you have it on hand!

A hundred year’s sleep

As I was writing thank you cards, I re-read one from my aunt where she wrote in Chinese:

tee: ‘bat leen ho cup’?
a: ‘bat leen ho hup
tee: what does that mean?
a: a hundred years of being together
tee: give me another sentence with the word ‘hup’ in it
a: um…
tee: ‘hup an fun’? (which means to sleep)
a: … yes. may you sleep for a hundred years.

100 done, another … 60 or so more to go. Oh boy.