Chicken Rice Ginger Sauce
This is the recipe for the ginger sauce that accompanies Hainanese chicken rice. To me, the ginger sauce is as important a condiment as the chicken rice chilli sauce. It’s so yummy that I can eat it on its own! Some hawker stalls provide a small portion of the ginger sauce. If you takeaway chicken rice, they will usually give it to you only upon request. I suppose it’s the cost factor! Well at home, you can have a generous serving of ginger sauce, especially if you don’t take chilli.
Hainanese Chicken Rice (海南鸡饭)
- Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe
- Chicken Rice Chilli Sauce Recipe
- How to carve and de-bone a chicken
- Singapore Hawker Recipes
Apart from Hainanese chicken rice, the ginger sauce goes well with steamed chicken too.
The home-made version is really fast and easy with a food processor (pictured above). You can also adjust the consistency and texture of the sauce to your liking. For example, for a more watery and finer sauce like mine, add more broth and/or blend a bit more. For a chunkier version, don’t over-blend.
Definitely a keeper!
Not all hawker stalls serve ginger sauce leh…
I like the consistency of your ginger sauce.
This is my favourite part of hainanese chicken rice!
How long can the ginger sauce be kept for? Must it be refrigerated? Thanks!
a few days up to a week. Yes, but must refrigerated and covered.