Zheng Ji

Steamed Chicken

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 4 as a Single Dish.
    • Difficulty


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By Ken Hom

Published 1990

  • About

On my first visit to my ancestral home, as part of the ritual of paying homage to our ancestors, I had to prostrate myself before the household shrines. As I did so, my cousin was dispatching a sacrificial chicken in the yard which was then quickly plucked and cleaned, rubbed with salt and steamed. The two of us offered it up to our common ancestors, bowing three times before the shrines. The chicken was then quickly cut into small portions and served to all the family with its ginger-sp