Tuesday 1 November 2011


Chicken wings have always been very popular street food in Asia. They are one of the inexpensive munchable snacks eaten on the go. There is no denying that they are fun to eat. Because they have a lot of bones and skin, they are extra tasty, too.

The Western world have caught on and have introduced their own take on this now trendy chicken part. What used to be relegated to the stock pot are now served as choice cuts. Unfortunately, because they are now hot commodities, their price have changed to match their status.

This recipe will be appreciated anywhere on the globe. These little wings have been cut at the joint to make tasty little niblets. The Asian trinity of garlic, ginger and spring onions plus chopped chillies give them an exciting flavour that will make you want for more.


16-20 chicken wings
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tbsps. lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, grated
1 tsp. grated ginger
1 tsp. chopped red chilli
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. sugar
1 egg white
corn flour
cooking oil for frying
1 bunch of spring onions, chopped
2 tbsps. sugar
cooking oil for frying
sweet chilli sauce


Clean the chicken wings. Cut off and discard the wing tips. Cut the wings at the joint and slash each piece once diaginally on each side. This will help the marinade penetrate the meat. 

Mix the soy and fish sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, chilli, sesame oil and sugar. Add in the wings and leave to marinade for half an hour. 

Put the wings and the marinade in a pan. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat while stirring until all the marinade is absorbed into the chicken (5-10 minutes).

Transfer to a bowl and add in the egg white and 2 tbsps. of corn flour and mix very well.  Dredge lightly in some more corn flour and shake off the excess. Heat up the oil in a wok or frying pan and fry the chicken pieces until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. 

When all the pieces are done, heat up a clean wok until very hot. Add the fried chicken pieces, spring onions and sugar. Toss until the sugar melts. 

Transfer to a serving dish. Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

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  1. This is fantastic way to prepare chicken pieces and nibble on them:))

  2. That's a great marinade! I think it should have tasted really lovely. I guess I would try it with some other part of chicken, I'm not big fan of wings :)

  3. So many of your recipes look fabulous!

  4. We love chicken wings so much and I love the wing tips especially! So whenever we buy or cook the wings, my family will always leave those for me. ;P
    I love your unique way of simmering these wings 'til all the marinade is absorbed and also the very last step of tossing 'til the sugar melts. I can imagine how delicious these wings are! ;)
    You're really very smart and amazing in your methods of cooking to make food really really tasty for your family! They're truly blessed and lucky to have you! ;)

  5. Thank you very much for always taking time to drop by to read my posts and leave some very kind words. They are very much appreciated. I value your friendship, Lyn.

  6. I love all the great flavors you put in these wings! Wings is something my hubby can eat all day every day and these would be a great new way for him to enjoy them.

  7. Oh, my, these wings are irresistible! Lovely dish~

  8. these look outstanding Adora! I am a wings addict and a spice addict so these would be a dish I would definitely enjoy! Thanks for the recipe. I will be trying these soon!

  9. These are amazing! I love wings and the flavor combination is incredible! I've bookmarked and buzzed! Very, VERY nicely done!

  10. Yumm!! those pics really pop out at you , they look really irresistible .

  11. Those wings look good! Yeah...wings are pretty expensive these days especially during barbecue season.

    Great pic! I saw it on FG and TS close to my chicken curry with kaffir lime leaves picture :)

  12. My husband would love to have these with his cold beer. If you are in the neighborhood, he will be right at your door, with me in tow haha!
    Have a wonderful week Adora!

  13. beautiful. I really want a huge serving of these right now.

  14. Oh no how did I miss this post! YUM! I always love you add fish sauce and even this chicken wings marinade has one. I'm going to defrost my wings and make it tomorrow night! =)


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