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Fermented Bean Curd Chicken Wings

Fermented bean curd cubes (腐乳) are staples in my kitchen and I love them with plain porridge. Have you used them for cooking before? As a marinade for chicken wings they are pure genius! My mum gave these deep-fried fermented bean curd chicken wings aka nam yee chicken wings (腐乳炸鸡翅) her thumbs up and wiped them out in record time.

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Since the fermented bean curd cubes are deliciously savoury on their own, I did not even use salt or soy sauce. Seasonings are minimal. This recipe is also a great use of leftover sauce in the bottle.

Fermented Bean Curd (Nam Yee)

The above bottle was what I used for this recipe. The fermented bean curd cubes are orange in hue. You may also use the other variant, the red fermented bean curd or nam yee (紅腐乳/南乳) for this recipe.

Fermented Bean Curd (Nam Yee) Chicken Wings Recipe (Marinade)
Marinated chicken: Notice that the flour is dissolved completely into the marinade and forms a sticky coat on the chicken.

18 comments on “Fermented Bean Curd Chicken Wings”

  1. Hi I’m from Malaysia kl and I tried to find this bean curd page at cold storage but they did not have it. Please advise which grocery store would have this available?
    Thank you

    • I’m not sure what brand of fermented bean curd is selling at Malaysia supermarkets, though I’m sure it is not difficult to find. I’d try Tesco.

    • They are available in most stores in Malaysia. They are called Nan Ru. The ones in Malaysia is typically in a bottle with red cap.

    • You can definitely find them on small grocery stores run by Chinese operators.

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