Buttermilk Chicken from Brunei

Creamy Buttermilk Chicken

Buttermilk Chicken from Brunei

In Brunei they have a minister for happiness. The government has the goal to make all residents of Brunei happy. We gussying this Buttermilk Chicken is a small part of the happiness in this great country. There are crispy fried chicken pieces under a creamy and spicy sauce. This traditional dish from Brunei is very simple to cook and even more delicious. When we had this dish on our plates we also felt a little bit more happier that before. 🙂


gluten free meat

500 g boneless, skinless chicken thigh, cut into strips
Cornflour, for coating
Salt and pepper, for seasoning
4-5 tbs butter
Fresh red chilies, sliced
1 stalk fresh curry leaves
200 ml condensed milk (10 – 12,5 % fat)
3-4 tbs sugar

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Coat with cornflour. Add enough oil to a small wok and deep fry chicken pieces on high heat. Fry until chicken pieces are golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

Heat butter on medium heat. Add fresh chilis and curry leaves. Stir fry until fragrant and the curry leaves are crispy. Pour in condensed milk and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Lower heat and keep on stirring, until sauce is thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Season with salt. Stir in fried chicken pieces. Mix well, and serve immediately with rice.

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Based in Würzburg, Germany we started to write this blog in 2014 after a long trip in Asia. We are food addicted and love to travel in Asia. We post our own experiences, pictures and recipes.

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