Half breed…

It was my missus’ birthday on Thursday, her 65th.

That was why I went to that mini-market not far from my house to buy a chicken for the traditional Foochow longevity noodles…

…or mee sua (string or thread noodles) and of course, for a special occasion, that calls for a special breed of chicken, what we call pua chai kay, literally translated as Eurasian or half breed chicken…

I love this variety, nicer than the very popular kampung chicken and the celebrated super-nutritious black chicken…

It’s smaller than the regular chicken feed-fed ones and not so fat but bigger than the kampung ones but they sure do not come cheap – I got one for RM47.00 something, almost RM50.00!

The texture of the meat is nicer, kind of liam-liam (sticky) and tastier and we also had those special supposedly more nutritious kampung chicken eggs…

…with the chicken and the noodles. These are very small, smaller than the regular ones by around half the size but bigger than quail eggs.

That was all we had for brunch that day but I did have something planned for dinner that evening. That will be in another post though so you’ll stick around for that, won’t you?

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

6 thoughts on “Half breed…”

  1. Happy Belated Blessed Birthday to your darling… πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆ. I always thought pua chai kay and kampung chicken are the same…😊😊Love that bowl of mee sua cook with red wine.

    No, pua chai kay is a bit bigger and has a nicer colour. Kampung chicken is tough and has a smell. I always feel geli-geli eating it so I asked my missus to never buy it. I’d rather have black chicken…despite the colour.

    Btw, a friend of mine in Kuching says she cannot get pua chai kay there so everytime she comes back here, she will buy a lot to take back and stock up in her freezer…and yes, she likes it a lot more too.

    P/S. Thanks for the birthday greeting!

  2. I tasted that type of chicken before. In Sibu, when hubby’s uncle cooked for us. It is sure not come cheap. But it is alright to have on special occasion.

    Happy belated birthday to your missus.

    Thank you.

    Yes, I only go out to look for it when there is somebody’s birthday. Sometimes, may have to book a day or two earlier, may not be readily available.

  3. RM47 is really expensive. Guess they are rare after all. πŸ˜€

    That’s why I say reserved for special occasions only. Other times, just eat the regular very much cheaper hormone-fed chicken. With that kind of money, can buy one whole chicken, roasted and still have change.

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