San Bei Ji
San Bei Ji
Translation: "Three Cup Chicken"
A traditional Taiwanese dish.
- 1/2 Chicken
- 1 fresh large old ginger root, cut into 10 to 15 pieces
- 6 cloves of garlic
- fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup Sesame Oil
- 1/4 cup rice wine
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 Tsp. Sugar
Wash chicken and cut into small pieces using a cleaver. (Traditional style: chicken is hacked into small parts about 1 inches in diameter, leaving bones in for flavor.) Heat frying pan. Add sesame oil to frying pan. Add ginger and stir fry until a little dry. Add garlic and stir-fry together. Add chicken, rice wine, soy sauce, sugar. Change heat to low and cook covered 20 minutes or until condensed. Last step: Add basil and stir-fry quickly. Serves 2 as a main course, or 4 as an appetizer.
Taiwan's mountain regions are home to the finest oolong tea cultivation in the world. Add a pinch of chopped fresh oolong tea leaves with the basil, if available, for an extra traditional Taiwanese mountain-style taste. Traditionally served in a heated, covered clay pot. Especially delicious served with stir-fried chinese garlic asparagus, white steamed rice, and a lager beer, ice cold.
Why is this site named after san bei ji? Because san bei ji tastes good.