Kongbao Chicken

For my first post from Hong Kong, I decided it would be fitting to dig up and detail one of the meals I made during a cooking class in Shanghai earlier this year. I had to adapt it a little to make it gluten-free, but it still tastes genuine!



100 g Chicken breast

Handful of peanuts

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp rice wine

1 tbsp chilli paste

1 tbsp vinegar

2 tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp ginger

I tbsp garlic

1 tbsp gluten-free thick soy sauce


  1. Dice the chicken breast. Season the chicken with salt, sugar, pepper, 1 tbsp rice wine, coat with 1 tbsp of cornstarch and then cook in a little oil. Take out when the chicken is cooked.
  2. Fry the ginger, chopped garlic, chilli paste and 1 tbsp rice wine until fragrant. Add diced chicken, a little water, a little more sugar, vinegar and a little starch.
  3. Top with the peanuts and serve.

I am now off to explore my new surroundings and get organised! Stay tuned for pictures and lots of food recommendations :)


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