• Prep Time 25 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving -
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Pongteh Chicken is a stew that either can use chicken or pork cooked with tauchu or salted fermented soybeans paste and gula Melaka. It is usually saltish-sweet and can be substituted as a soup dish in Peranakan/Nyonya cuisine. This halal version incorporated chicken to make it pork-free so all Malaysian can enjoy this heritage food too.

This dish is best prepared with Angel Light Soy Sauce (Selected) and Angel Brand Bean Paste (Minced).

Recipe Ingredient

  • 1 whole chicken (generally will weigh about 1 to 1.4kg) - chopped small
  • 5 pcs medium potatoes, quartered
  • 5 medium red onions, chopped finely
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1cm ginger, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Angel Brand Bean Paste (Minced)
  • 3 tbsp Angel Light Soy Sauce (Selected), according to personal preference
  • 2 tbsp gula melaka, shaved
  • sprinkle of pepper
  • water
  • Garnish
  • red chilli, sliced
  • coriander


  1. Add in ginger slices, saute lightly. Then add in chopped onions and saute till fragrant and golden brown.
  2. Add in chopped garlic and give it a few stirs. Then add in bean paste and continue sauteing.
  3. Add in chicken pieces and potatoes then saute till fragrant and golden brown. Remember to toss them from time to time to prevent burning.
  4. Pour in light soy sauce and top up with water till chicken pieces are 3/4 covered. Cover and cook for 15 mins till chicken pieces are tender and the sauce is reduced to about half.
  5. Add in gula Melaka and pepper. Season accordingly. Then garnish.

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