On Sunday evening, my mom, dad and I decided to grab some Chinese food for dinner, and naturally, we went to our favourite local spot – The Oriental in Brantford, Ontario. The Oriental truly serves the best Chinese food in Brant County, hands down, and while just about everything on their menu is phenomenal, one of my personal favourites is their almond soo guy.
Upon devouring a healthy portion of the stuff in the restaurant, I started contemplating whether or not it would be difficult to create this divine dish from home. Check out the following recipe from justapinch.com.
“Ingredients For Almond Boneless Chicken (Wor Su Gai)
- 2whole skinless boneless chicken breasts or 8 chicken tenders
- 1/2 tspsalt
- 1 Tbspdry sherry
- 4 Tbspcornstarch
- 3 Tbspwater
- 3 cchicken broth
- 1 1/2 cfresh mushrooms, chopped
- 3 Tbspbutter
- 3 Tbspchicken bouillon granules
- 3 Tbspcornstarch
- 3 Tbspflour
- 1/2 tspbaking powder
- 1egg, beaten
- 1 Tbspwater
- 1 Tbspsoy sauce
- 1 cshredded lettuce
- 1/3 ctoasted slivered almonds
- 4green onions, sliced with part of the tops.
- OIL FOR DEEP FRYING
How To Make Almond Boneless Chicken (Wor Su Gai)
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and sherry and marinate for 15 minutes.
While chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce. Mix together the cornstarch and water in a small saucepan until smooth. Gradually mix in the chicken broth, mushrooms,soy sauce, butter and boullion granules. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Let boil for 1 minute, and keep warm.
To prepare batter: Beat together the cornstarch, flour, baking powder, egg and water until smooth. Coat each piece of chicken with the batter. Heat large skillet or wok and add oil to a depth of 1/2 inch. Heat to 375 degrees. Cook coated chicken pieces in oil until they are golden brown, turning once. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Drain the chicken on a tempura rack if you have one or on a paper towel. Cut the fried chicken in diagonal strips. Reassemble the strips into a chicken breast shape and place on a bed of shredded lettuce. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and green onions. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve,” the web page states.
Give it a try, friends!