02 March 2011

We cooked Philippines Chicken Adobo.

From raw chicken to cooked chicken, from smelly chicken to yummy chicken, from bloody chicken to salty chicken; today, we have finally done serving most of the people from DT37 with a huge pot of yummiest Philippines Chicken Adobo ever on earth after having an experiment on Monday and rushing on Tuesday, which was yesterday. It was actually an assignment and a also presentation given by our lecturer, Ms. Madelyn, with the theme "Culture Performance of South East Asia". We're required to choose to perform at least one or a few of the cultures of one of the eleven countries in South East Asia, which our performance can be dancing, singing, cooking, and so on.

Many photos were taken throughout the presentations but this blog post is totally not about today. Instead, it's all just about our preparation but don't worry, I will definitely blog about the presentations after this because it was so successful until we all went "I love DT37!" on Facebook immediately after the class ended. Well, we chose to cook Philippines Chicken Adobo that somehow it sounds like Chicken Ah-bodoh (the word "bodoh" is stupid in Malay) and I even fooled Naeem by saying that he would become stupid after eating the chicken. :P

Let's proceed to the photos together with some explanations, shall we?

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Both drumsticks and chicken thighs were bought to decrease the total amount that we paid, to bits.

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These were most of the ingredients that we added except for the yellow packet with the words "Cukup Rasa" otherwise the sauce would be so freaking salty.

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We chopped the garlic into pieces for marinating purpose.

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Let me introduce one of our group members who I guess I have never been talking about him before on my blog. He is Kim Taemin from Korea, and he can speak Chinese very well because he had been staying in China for approximately 2 years. Most importantly, our birthdays are both on the same date. Wheeeeeee! :P

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Garlics are now ready to be cooked.

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Haha! Kelly brought her apron along too.

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We added everything that was shown in the photo just now to marinate the chicken. In case you wish to know, for 1 kg of chicken, you should add 4 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2.5 tablespoons of white vinegar. Whilst for the others, it depends on you yourself.

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Taemin and Farah went to buy cooking oil and they bought us some drinks too. Thank you! :)

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Dear busybodies, don't scold me when you see this alright? Hahaha!

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The chicken was half cooked, but due to some problem that we didn't follow the instructions given, the sauce turned out to be too salty. Hence, they thought of another way to cook these drumsticks.

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Drumsticks were swimming in the boiling hot sauce.

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They're watching the video about the way to cook Chicken Adobo on Youtube.

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To be frank, weird yet funny people like us used this packet of white breads to dip into the sauce.

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Kelly was taking down the steps one by one while listening to the original recording on Youtube so that we could repeat once again correctly.

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Kah Mun was cutting the chicken thighs into small pieces. Don't be disgusted alright? They're what you always eat no matter where you go.

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The first experiment was successfully done despite the saltiness that made our faces crumpled after a mouthful of the sauce. However, the drumsticks weren't as salty as the sauce so it's still pretty much acceptable. I'm already nodding my head agreeing with what I just said.

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More raw chicken thighs and drumsticks were there waiting to be defrosted and to be marinated.

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Farah told me to take a photo of her holding the knife while she was removing a part of the chicken internal organs happily and cruelly.

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Kelly was removing the chicken fats whilst Kah Mun was cutting the chicken into smaller pieces.

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Oops! Look who I have found on the table? :D

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The other two pieces of chicken thighs were being marinated for the second experiment.

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Farah was marinating the chicken to leave this whole pot overnight in the fridge.

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Tadaaa! The chicken thighs and drumsticks were done being marinated.

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The chicken for the second experiment was still being cooked in this pot.

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You know right, we finished the second experiment before it's time for us to go for dinner.

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On the next day, which was yesterday, all of us went to Kah Mun's place again right after we finished all the classes to defrost the marinated chicken and cook them for the presentation today.

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They're such posers, which is something undeniable. :P

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Kelly then started mixing all the chicken pieces again before cooking. The process was almost the same as previously, but the amount of chicken was so much more than that.

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This was the first batch of Chicken Adobo but due to my serious headache, this was the one and the only photo of the outcome among two as I was resting in Kah Mun's room. They said that the tastes of the two batches were slightly different because of the amounts of garlic they put. However, we mixed the both of them together before we brought to class so the final result was actually nice. :)

Indeed, it's extremely successful even though to be frank, I wasn't really satisfied of how we separated our works. Nonetheless, I was happy to see how the classmates enjoyed eating our Chicken Adobo in the class with their happy faces. I hope there would be another chance for us to cook again because despite the teamwork problem, I still enjoyed the overall process.

Dear those who are reading, are you preparing to cook now? :D



x.

2 comments:

  1. honestly, not really sure after all the experimentation that took place.

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