Stewed Shanghai chicken

Stewed Shanghai chickenStewed Shanghai chicken

Stewed Shanghai chicken.

Shanghai, on the central coast of China, is the largest city in the country and a global financial hub. Its center is the Bund, a famous coastal promenade with buildings from the colonial era. On the other side of the Huangpu River stands the futuristic profile of the Pudong district, with the Shanghai Tower 632 m high and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with its characteristic pink spheres. The extensive Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.


  • 1 chicken ( 4 pounds)
  • 8 Chinese black mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cupsliced bamboo shoots
  • 2 scallions, cut into pieces
  • 2 slices ginger root, the size of a quarter


Chop the meat into 1 inch pieces.  Soak the mushrooms in water until they are soft or about 30 minutes.  Drain the mushrooms.  Cut off and discard the tough stems.  Slice the mushroom thinly.

In a skillet or wok combine the meat stock, soy sauce and sherry.  Bring to a boil.  Ads the remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Note: as option, you can add some noodles and green pepper.


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Stewed Shanghai chicken

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