Today’s dish comes to us from the country of Malaysia. I was browsing some really good food blogs on Google+ when I cam across this recipe for Ayam Sioh. I liked the way the dish looked and how simple it seemed to make. Since, I had no idea how this dish was supposed to taste, so I tried to stay as true to the recipe as possible with the exception of cooking it in a slow cooker and skipping the sugar.

Recipe for Ayam Sioh (Chicken in Tamarind & Coriander Gravy): Slow Cooker (Crock-Pot)
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Simple and easy recipe for Ayam Sioh (Chicken in Tamarind and Coriander Sauce)
  • 2 tbs peanut oil
  • 11/2 lbs chicken (I used boneless skinless chicken breast)
  • 9 shallots (pound)
  • 2 tbs ground coriander
  • 2 tbs bean paste
  • 2 tbs tamarind paste
  • 1 tbs dark soy sauce
  • ½ tbs ground white pepper
  • 2 tbs sugar (or to taste) (original recipe calls for it, I skipped sugar)
  • ½ cup water
  1. Cut the chicken in bite sized pieces
  2. Marinate the chicken with coriander and white pepper for 20 minutes
  3. Now add all the ingredients to the crockpot
  4. Mix and cook on low for 5-6 hours

 And the verdict is:

Well, this one is tricky. Since, I don’t know what the original tastes like. I thought the taste of bean paste overpowered the dish. But, then it could be the bean paste I bought! I also as an after thought felt that the dish would benefit from garlic and ginger.