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Act 1 Scene 1
A moldy stage centers the scene with the director’s chair empty and J2K3 standing on the stage. No one was present.
Sound effects : Howling wind created by a fan on full blast.
Props required : A bag of leaves ready for J2K3 to throw in the air and imagine is Autumn in a later scene.
J2K3 : The time was about 12 noon. I woke up – devoid of food and the pangs of lunch growled menacingly at me. No exam papers, no need to go to school, nobody at home – all out, I was all alone….
Highly Professional Director and Producer [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][also J2K3 =) ] : CUT! You need to put more life in your acting. No no no no no, more passion, more action, more richness…
J2K3 : I can’t do it! Aaargh. I really have not eaten lunch yet! I am going to cook something…" *grumble grumble*
Storms off to some kitchen in another movie set
Director : Wait! I’m hungry too.
To be continued…
Steamed Chicken Tenders
J2K3 ruffles through, I mean searches the refrigerator only to find 1 chopped chicken, 5 shitake mushrooms, 1 piece of ginger with a label "25g" on it, 1 bottle of sesame oil, and salt encrusted dangerously on a platter.
J2K3 : What am I going to cook with this? Hmmmmm…
Rubs belly and head and suddenly a spark of inspiration fluttered into the kitchen. Note: The spark is made up from a bag containing fireflies.
My Steamed Chicken Tenders is what you can consider a deviation from the popular mushroom steamed chicken usually served in Hong Kong Dim Sum outlets. Decidedly, I thought about what to add and in actual fact, there were not much ingredients to the dish. Well, that’s what I thought about so the real recipe of those in Dim Sum stores might be different.
Anyway, anything that is steamed is a healthier alternative to cooking the standard way like deep frying or even frying (Of course there are other ways like broiling, boiling, grilling, tossed, etc. etc. etc.). So when chicken is steamed, what you get is succulent and tender meat, unlike those at popular fast food chains which tend to be a bit dry and tough.
If you like to whip this simple yet healthy dish up for lunch or dinner, it wont take you more than 45 minutes in total. =) Quick and easy!
Steamed Chicken Tender
- 1 medium sized chicken, chopped
- 5 Shitake mushrooms, sliced
- 1 25g ginger, finely sliced
- 1 chilli padi, chopped
- 3 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Mix all the ingredients together. Steam for 40 minutes.
- Serve hot with rice.