Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Nyonya Salad Chicken - Kerabu Chicken

We all love this signature dish of my grandma, it is a typical Nyonya dish and a healthy dish. No fuss of cooking is required here, it is just exactly how we make a salad. The main ingredients are shredded chicken, black fungus and mix in a unique dressing of pounded chilly, roasted shrimp paste and lime juice plus kerisik (fried pounded grated coconut). It is a typical Nyonya salad, taken as an appetizer or act as a dish to be taken with rice.

This is a simple process of making the "kerisik" or roasted grated coconut **

All you need :
  • 1 pc chicken breast meat
  • 3 black fungus (bok nee) - soak and cut into fine strips
  • 10 shallots - cut into fine slices
  • 5 red chillies - pounded with 1 thumbsize roasted shrimp paste
  • 6 lime - extract juice
  • 1/4 grated coconut - roast it and pound **
  • salt to taste

Simple Process :

  1. Steam the chicken and when it is cool, hand shred it

  2. Put all the ingredients for dressing - pounded chilly with shrimp paste, lime juice, slices of shallots and salt - in a big bowl

  3. Mix well the dressing and add in the shredded chicken

  4. Finally, add in the kerisik (pounded roasted grated coconut)

  5. Ready to Serve....

Simple Nyonya Delicacies....enjoy!


  1. Looks delicious! Love the photos :)

  2. Hi Alisa...thanks for dropping by. Yes it is delicious and appetizing too with its mixed sour flavour from the lime. A good Appetizer. Cheers!