Hokkien Style Chicken with Leeks & Cucumber
Imagine a cool breeze on a sweltering summer's day - now imagine being able to taste that!
That's the first thought that came to mind as I took a bite of dinner.
What a marvelous combination of cool cucumber, leeks and succulent chicken.This dish exemplifies the very essence of Hokkien style cooking - complex but refined flavors with no 'loud' overtones.
It is one of predominant styles of cooking in Singapore - the others being Cantonese, Teochew & Hakka styles. When I was given this recipe by one of my Singaporean room mates at University, I had to try it and it's stuck with me ever since.
Super quick and easy to fix, this is once again a perfect example of a few, fresh ingredients coming together in a jiffy to create explosive flavors.