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Chicken Wings with Red-Fermented Beancurd

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Chicken wings are one of most popular snacks and dishes for my friends living in Hong Kong. Why? Not quite sure. It might be easier to get and cook than a whole chicken. If we put up any bring-a-plate social gathering, it’s safe to have an organizer and make sure not every family brings a plate of chicken wings, seriously. Once I joined a gathering for families, by surprise, I found there were seven different dishes of chicken wings served on a long table. We all made fun of ourselves for having a big feast of chicken wings. We did enjoy though. So, you might get the idea of how popular chicken wings are in our culture.

These chicken wings were cooked with a very unique Chinese condiment, red fermented beancurd. Initially, I had a bit of hesitation, joggling for a while before adding the condiment. I guessed it might not appeal to my daughter’s western palate. Yet, it took me by surprise, she loved them and ate more than half of the dish. It might be the charming of chicken wings do the trick anyway. Who knows?

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Chicken Wings with Red-Fermented Beancurd (Printable recipe)

  • 650 gm chicken wings
  • 1 piece red fermented beancurd, mashed into paste
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 slices ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 75 ml water

Red Fermented Beancurd

  1. Heat oil over medium heat. Add ginger and red fermented beancurd paste, saute to fragrant.
  2. Add chicken wings. Stir to combine and cook until both sides are light brown. Pour in wine and quickly stir to combine. Add seasoning. When it boils, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce thickens. Stir in honey. Remember to taste by yourself. Add more honey if needed. Serve hot.
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  • If you use frozen chicken wings, blanch in boiling to remove any frozen smell after defrosting.


  1. No wonder your girl liked them. They look so yummy, I'm salivating here too, .... oh lunch time!

  2. I don't think anyone will say no to tasty chicken wings (okay, except for vegos). I'm a huge fan of fermented beancurd, so I will try this recipe :)

  3. Oh..this sounds like 虾酱鸡!Love it!

  4. I've tried a similar recipe with feremented beancurd, it's really good! Yours look really yummy!

  5. I don't have red fermented beancurd in my pantry - so I can only drool at your chicken wings!

    How funny? Your potluck shd be a chicken wings potluck and you can enjoy all the different varieties of wings!

  6. Love red fermented beancurd in chicken wings, I've only tried making a deep-fried version, can't wait to try out yours! So yummy looking!

  7. I truly believe that chicken wings are the most tasty part of the chicken! I always go for them if there is a choice... and your version with that glossy sauce looks delicious!

  8. This looks so inviting. I remember my Dad keeping the red fermented beancurd in a clay jar. And when he cooked with it, the delicious smell filled the whole house. I'll try your delicious recipe straightaway! Cheers!

  9. Oooohhh....golden and looks very delicious. I can eat a whole plate and that would be my lunch :D I love that red fermented bean curd...really nice with congee.

  10. Will you send this to me? I'll trade you my chicken boiled noodle :D Hungryyyy

  11. I've posted an egg tart recipe and have linked it to yours as I followed your baking instructions ..... thanks for sharing!

  12. ooh, i just love these special condiments you use in chinese cookery - i can understand why your daughter enjoyed these.

  13. Hi,

    Do we have to marinate the chicken wings first before cooking?

  14. I'll try ir now....i think it is so yummy♥♥♥

  15. Hello Christine!

    Small question:
    When do you add in the Shaoxing wine?
    It doesn't specify in the instructions (or at least, not to me).


    1. Hi Lily,
      Stated in "Method" step 2, "Pour in wine and quickly stir to combine."


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