• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 16 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

This recipe and photo are courtesy of Audrey Lim. This recipe is found in her cookbook, Malaysian Tapas, which is published by MPH Group Publishing and is available at major bookstores throughout Malaysia.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 16 chicken wings
  • Marinade :
  • 3-4 knobs sand ginger (thumb-sized)
  • 3 coriander roots
  • 1 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Dipping Sauce :
  • 2 coriander stems (finely chopped)
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 3 red bird's eye chillies (deseeded and finely chopped)
  • 5 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 3 lemons (cut into wedges)


  1. Lean the chicken wings and pat dry with disposable kitchen towels. Cut each wing into two, separating the drummet from the wing. Place the chicken in a large bowl.
  2. Rinse the sand ginger and coriander roots to remove the attached dirt. Pound the ginger and coriander roots into fine paste using a mortar and pestle. Marinade the wings with the sand ginger-coriander paste, dark soya sauce, sea salt and coconut oil overnight in the refrigerator, covered with cling-wrap.
  3. Combine all ingredients for the dipping sauce in a bottle.
  4. Take the chicken wings out of the refrigerator and allow them to rise to room temperature before cooking. Drain any excess liquid from the wings.
  5. In a pan, heat up some coconut oil and pan-fry the wings batch by batch, making sure not to overcrowd the ppan. Drizzle in some dipping sauce as the wings are frying. Remove the wings when cooked and serve hot with lemon wedges by the side.

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1 thought on “Sand Ginger Chicken”

  1. pramila devi - September 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

    may i know what is sand ginger


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