Monday, July 26, 2010

Kidneys In Sesame Oil And Chinese Wine

Kidney cooked in sesame oil , chinese wine with lots of fine ginger strips is a delicacy , that I will seldom get to eat. My Piggies will  'eeeeeewww ' over it and will give me a good lecture on it :p  but I will cook this once in a blue moon , when they are not around that is .  Maybe because of my chinese upbringing ( chinese are known to eat everything out of my ' relative pig ' and not waste anything ) I still tend to crave for this once in a while :p  The new generation of chinese will not touch this anymore or rather the organs of our relative pigs the pig ! Reason  is obvious....... lol! I think I will not put into words or I myself will not want to eat it.... when I crave for it , I will conveniently forget what part this is ! :p  Oh btw, Joanna bought a kidney pie from the one of the supermart in Sheffield and I was SURPRISED  !  Someone who once said ' Eeeeeewwww' to me :p

I saw some kidneys at my usual pork shop ( Leong Sin Nam Farm ) in Jalan Leong Sin Nam ( see even the street is named after this great man ) and bought 2 pairs back . I love to buy my meat from this place for the meat are kept in their chiller and the meat are fresh from their farm :)  My grandmother used to cook this for me when I was young. I love the ginger strips fried till crispy in sesame oil...wooow I tell you I love the beautiful smell of sesame oil with fragrant that I can eat this everyday and not get bored :0 The magic in this dish is the sesame oil and ginger !  Of course don't eat this often...high in cholesterol . Moderation is my motto in life,  where food is concern that is LOL!

sesame oil, ginger strips and chinese wine
are the most important ingredients in preparing this dish

no one in the family eat this except me ..... :p

I love the springy and crunchy texture and the awesome flavor
of sesame oil and chinese cooking wine.........

Kidneys In Sesame Oil, Ginger & Chinese Wine


2 pairs of kidneys - cleaned and cut into pieces

1 piece of thumb sized old ginger - cut into fine strips
3 tbsp of sesame oil
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tsp of corn flour
2 tbsp of chinese cooking wine
1/4 tsp of sugar
white pepper
a sprig of coriander leaves for garnishing
1/4 up water


Marinate the pieces of kidneys with oyster sauce, sugar , corn flour and pepper for 1/2 hour.
Heat up a wok with sesame oil . Add in the ginger strips and saute till fragrant. Add in the marinated kidneys and stir fry for 5  minutes , add in the water and slowly braised  till  cooked . Add in the wine and coriander leaves and dish up. Serve with a bowl of hot rice.

Enjoy !

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  1. One of the confinement food. :)
    Many other parts of pork can be cook in this way too, and it's yummy!

  2. interesting but both hubi and me doesnt like kidney. Hubi love gizard while i love the heart. I remembered my mom stir fried gizzard with cucumber . taste very nice.

  3. Oooo...drool! Not into kidneys. Maybe can cook liver using the same recipe.

  4. I'm not that crazy over pork but I love internal organs! This kidney dish looks so yummy, you're making me drool...

  5. Hey, Elin..... Are you on confinement??

  6. Looks so mouth watering and fragrant with simple ingredients.

  7. my mom cook this for me during my confinement last time, I love it. but I never cook it at home, due to only I appreciate this, hehehe..

  8. I would like it in lever instead..haha! Thanks Elin, for sharing this recipe..;)

  9. Used to eat the kidneys stir-fried with tomatoes and ginger...but that's when I was I hardly touch any of them.

  10. You make the most incredible dishes. Your pictures really bring them to life. I need to have you give me some photography lessons!

  11. Elin, the only kidney I've even taken was the vegetarian one! haha... I never take this during my confinement period either. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your evening.
    Cheers, Kristy

  12. wah...chu yew ah.. hmmmm... reminds me of my confinement..
    hey, tomorrow anything to eat for breakfast? lunch? :)

  13. I am so glad to see organ meat here. Too many people thumb their noses at organ meat. Wonderful recipe for the kidneys.


  14. oh man, I wish I can ocok this! My hubs would ewwwww me!

  15. My mom used to cook this dish for my SIL during her confinement :)

  16. Hi Guys....thanks for leaving me sweet candies here. Been busy entertaining the bro from NJ and sorry for not replying to all your comments :)

    yesss...I do crave for confinement food at times...heehee see told ya I am staying at 25 all my life :p

    This dish is something I don't get to eat often so when I get hold of it, I will indulge like nobody business :p and talk about moderation ! :)


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