Taiwanese Basil Dark Soy Sauce Chicken 台式九层塔酱油鸡

To have a little taste bud change, I am making a popular dish from Taiwan. This is very authentic Chinese-Fujian Flavor where dark soy sauce is the main ingredient to make the sauce. My ancester was origin from FuJian, one of the state in China Mainland, where there are many food from Taiwan are similar to there because of the geographic location. Since there are full grown of basil in my backyard garden, here comes i make the chicken dish for our dinner tonight.

Ingredient for Sauce:

Dark Soy Sauce – 1 1/2 tbsp

Light soy sauce – 1 tbsp

Sesame oil – 1 tbsp

Japanese Mirin – 1 tsp

Water – 1/2 cup


Chicken – 600g chicken (cut into cubes with bones)

Avocado Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp

Garlic – 2 cloves (sliced)

Ginger – 4 slices

Green Scallion – Decoration

Black pepper – to taste

Basil – 2 stalks (keep the leafs only)

Rice cooking wine – 2 tbsp


  1. Mix all the ingredient for sauce in a small bowl and set aside
  2. Heat the wok with avocado oil
  3. Add the garlic and ginger stir fried until fragrance
  4. Add in the chicken and stir fried together with the spices
  5. Add in the sauce, cover the chicken with the lid at high heat
  6. Pour the rice cooking wine at the side of the lid to mix into the chicken
  7. Turn to medium heat to cook for 15 minutes (or until the water starts to dry up as per photo)
  8. Add in the basil and black pepper, stir fry and mix evenly
  9. Sprinkle some green scallion on top for decoration
  10. Tada~~ ready to serve!

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