MP Baey Yam Keng flexes culinary muscles on Instagram during circuit breaker by cooking chicken rice

PHOTO: Instagram/Baey Yam Keng

If Baey can cook, so can you!

Just like most Singaporeans who are spending this circuit breaker exercising and cooking, Member of Parliament for Tampines Baey Yam Keng proves that he's very much like us too. 

When he's not dishing out workout tips on his Instagram (IG) page, Baey flexes his culinary muscles by plating up some of his mother's recipes that are easy to follow.

In his recent IG post, Baey shows the step-by-step process of how to cook chicken rice, so you can recreate the taste of his mother's cooking at home too.

The quantity of the ingredients wasn't stated, so we agak-agak (estimated) from what was seen in the video.

Ingredients:

  • 1 big onion
  • 1 ginger
  • a bulb of garlic
  • Pandan leaves
  • 1 whole chicken
  • Brown and white rice
  • 3 bulbs of shallots
  • Light soya sauce
  • Sesame sauce
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tomato

Steps:

  1. Cut onion, peel ginger and slice it lengthwise into thick planks
  2. Add onion, ginger, garlic, pandan leaves in a pot of water and bring to boil
  3. Submerge the whole chicken, add salt to taste, boil for 10 minutes. 
  4. Turn off fire and leave chicken in broth for an hour
  5. Chop shallots and fry in a wok, add brown rice and white rice and fry
  6. Transfer rice into rice cooker and add chicken broth to cook
  7. Chop up chicken, slice cucumber and tomato and plate
  8. Mix light soya sauce and sesame sauce together and pour over chicken

Only one follower asked the quintessential question: "what about the chilli?" 

PHOTO: Instagram/Baey Yam Keng Screengrab

Other followers sang praises of his cooking skills and here's what humble Baey had to say.

PHOTO: Instagram/Baey Yam Keng ScreengrabPHOTO: Instagram/Baey Yam Keng Screengrab

Stay tuned for his next video where he promised to share how he uses the chicken broth to make soup.

Baey also shared in another post his mother's cabbage rice recipe for those who are missing a taste of home-cooked food. 

Try Baey's recipes and let us know if it's Yammy!

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