Sunday, January 4, 2009

singapore curry (chicken)

my wife's friend waxed lyrical about the 'authenticity' of the chicken curry that she prepares using the prima's ready-to-cook meal kit. she even specifies the number of potatoes - three, no more, no less - to go into the pot.

i am inclined to agree with her regarding the quality standard of the curry. i have cooked chicken curry using paste from a number of brands like a1, tean's, woh hup and hai's and none can beat the one that i have cooked using the prima's paste.

i find the singapore curry among the easiest to prepare as i normally do not have to make reference to the instructions printed at the back of the pack, except to check the amount of water that goes into the pot and the amount of water needed for the pre-mix.

i do not like chunky potatoes, so i cut them to bite size. as for the chicken, i usually buy the thighs or drumlets. whether thighs or drumlets, i still cut them into smaller pieces. as we are not 'chilli persons' - meaning we do not consume a lot of chilli, i do not add the extra hot chilli powder to the curry.

the curry also goes very well with baguette, french loaf or mantou.


peter said...

r u keen to particiapte in food tasting at Prima's? Victor and Chun See did it last year with me.

I like the Beef Rendang and Satay sauce. Bought a couple as gifts to friends living overseas.

yg said...

peter, sure, why not. it will give me a chance to meet up with you all. i used to buy for my daughters but there is no need now as the prima products are available in grocery stores in melbourne.

peter said...

I keep you posted...there's one coming up shortly. There are goodies they give away when u participate. Maybe we can also go up to revolving restaurant for tim sum...I like to take a look up there.

nah said...

Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful dish, my favourite dish. I will eat anything that's curried. Why do curries activate all the senses, more than any other cuisine? What is it that makes us crave for it? Believe or not, I grew up by drinking curry, and the anecdote goes like this..
As a child, I lived next door to my Indian neighbour who sold Indian curry. Every morning,he would go to Beach Rd market and would return on a trishaw with his rattan basket of discarded vegetables,meat and fish. After cutting away all the inedible parts, he would cook the curry using the waste wood which he had collected from the sawmill. As soon as the aroma of that heavenly dish reached me,I would rush over with a bowl and a 20-cent coin. The bowl of curry would consist of a piece of fish and some brinjals. What followed next was the happiness of sipping and savouring this beautiful cuisine.

yg said...

mr nah, i repeat what i told you before - you should start a blog on all your past experiences. i am sure it will make very interesting reading.
discarded fish and brinjal cooked in curry for 20 cents. your indian neighbour seemed quite enterprising.

nah said...

Thanks… but no… thanks.
I still prefer to ride on the back of someone so famous,like you. If I start a blog, nobody is going to read it. As it is, I know at least one person will read what I write.

Victor said...

Nah, you should add one to that number. I will surely read if you blog. And if you or YG cooks curry, also add one (my) headcount. Hee.