Bang Bang Ji Si (Bang Bang Chicken)

I’ll admit that the main reason that that I attempted this Sichuan dish is because, conceptually and aesthetically, it looked really interesting to me. It’s essentially a cold pile of noodles, poached & shredded chicken, spring onions and cucumber, with sauce poured on top. That sauce was going to have to be pretty damn good. And it is – it’s packed full of flavour.

You may need to pop down to your local asian supermarket to pick up the sichuan chilli oil & chinese black vinegar.

The name ‘bang bang apparently comes from the fact that the meat was tenderized by hitting it with a stick, or hammer. This is meant to be served as a starter, but we ate as a light dinner and it was lovely.

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Recipe from Kok Robin – served 2

450 gr poached & shredded chicken breast

For the sauce, first mix together
1 T white sugar
1 T light soy sauce
1 T black chinese vinegar
pinch of salt

When  the sugar has dissolved add
3 T sesame paste
1 T sesame oil
2 T Sichuan Chili Oil

Prepare individual servings, by composing the following layers
warm rice or cold rice noodles
1 cucumber each, cut julienne
shredded chicken
spring onion
sesame sauce
ground roasted sichuan pepper (optional, because it’s already in the Sichuan Chili Oil )
toasted sesame seeds
roasted peanuts (optional)