Friday, August 28, 2009

Quick & Easy Semur Ayam - Outta My "Designer" Kitchen

Just like I've previously mentioned, there was a moment of my life when I love designer items.
Designer bags, shoes, watches, jewelries...LV, Gucci, Prada, name it, I've probably lusted over it :p

These days, I drool at different kind of brands...such as Canon,
Le Creuset, Miele, or Tefal. However, since I can't afford them, I'd normally settle for their Chinese "alternatives", such as Midea (this brand makes affordable stuff and they work well too! I have quite a lot of Midea stuff in my kitchen).

When I first moved into my new place, I didn't realize that apart from the
breath-taking view, my kitchen has a "designer" item!

Well, not really....but close enough.
It's not exactly a brand you'd see in a kitchen....
What is it?

Wouldn't you love anything Gucci Guchi in your kitchen?
You can even sing it!
"Guchi guchi yaya dada...."
Sexy eh?
With or without an H, this sink has helped me prepare loads of wonderful meal...

I certainly rinsed and cleaned my chicken over my Guchi, and dumped lots of carrot, garlic and shallot skin into it while preparing this dish...

Quick and Easy Semur Ayam
A severely simplified version of a semur (Indonesian sweet stew) dish, perfect for a weekday dinner.

(serves 2)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 cloves shallot (I use more shallot compared to garlic for sweetish dishes)
- 2 x 1 cm pieces crushed ginger
- 2 pieces of chicken thigh fillet, remove skin and excess fat, cut into bite sized chunks
- 1 carrot, cut into bite sized chunks
- cinnamon, clove, ground nutmeg, ground corriander seeds
- water, olive oil, salt, pepper, sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)

Saute garlic, ginger and shallot in olive oil, add chicken pieces, add carrot, add water, season with spices, salt, pepper, and sweet soy sauce. Cook until the carrot pieces are tender. Garnish with crispy shallot (optional), serve with steamed rice.

Sous chef will give little Guchi the tender loving care it deserves by cleaning, scrubbing and wiping it dry.


Lisa said...

Hey, yum! I'm tagging this little dish to try soon; just love the way it sounds (and looks). And I'm always looking for ideas for quick things that I might force myself to make after work on weeknights.

Nice designer sink you have there. :)

KennyT said...

LOL!!! Guchi, hahaha, I love this name.

Now u've made me crave Indonesian food!

Ravenous Couple said...

The Guchi design of the faucet is interesting too...the handle on the bottom...interesting!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hahaha...does sound like a designer sink. Lovely chicken dish!

Jo said...

Haha .. I love your Guchi sink. By the way the semur ayam looks delicious.

daphne said...

Wahaha. That's so funny! Hey, how's the new place? A bigger kitchen i hope? =)

Cakelaw said...

LOL - a designer sink ;) It's as close to designer as I would get too. Your Indonesian stew looks delish - I can almost smell it - mmm...

YaYa said...

haha, love your designer sink!

meeso said...

Hahaha, nice sink!

noobcook said...

LOL on your "pirated" guchi sink. It looks good nevertheless :D