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Fried Chiku

Some people called it Nigku and some people called it Chiku.My mom told me the bigger is called Chiku and the smaller one called Nigku.I remember last 10 years ago,nobody use Chiku as a snack for Chinese New Year delicacies.I would love to know who the person who invent this snack .Anyone ?. I bought 2 kilo of fresh Chiku at RM0.50 each kilo.My mom happily assist me in making this snack.

How it's look?
Storing in the container for my TV snack
I shredded the chiku as you can see,wash with salt water and let it dried before frying in the clean oil until golden brown.
My mom peeled the chiku for me to shred.
It's look like water chestnut,right?
My mom also grown some of this chiku as indoor and out door plant for display for every Chinese New Year.


I'm going to stew some of this chiku with meat .It's also a very famous Chinese Malaysian dish.Overall,fried chiku or ngiku is really easy and simply to make if you don't mind peeling and shredding..Viola!I have another new snack for me to snack when I'm back to NY!!

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8 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...
March 9, 2008 at 2:37 PM

I think this snack was invented few years ago as when I was in M'sia we didn't have this yet. I only tasted it once two years ago when my in-law sent us a bottle. Here want to eat also cannot! :(

tigerfish said...
March 10, 2008 at 1:35 AM

Chiku? I thought it was a fruit! Never seen this before. It's new to me.

ICook4Fun said...
March 10, 2008 at 4:13 PM

I thought it is called 'ngaku' For me Chiku is the fruits. I saw this ngaku at chinatown and thought of buying some to fry but too lazy :)

Ling's Passion said...
March 11, 2008 at 9:04 PM

I love these chips. To me, they taste better than potato chips. But sadly only get to eat them once a year.

cocoa said...
March 12, 2008 at 3:42 PM

I never know the english for this..but yeah i think this was started about 12 years ago before i came to USA. it's really yummy.. i wish they have it here.

Doraemon said...
December 25, 2008 at 7:29 AM

Can any1 please tell me why my chiku chips lost it crispiness after only 1 day?

I stored them in a airtight container. But by the next day, they had already lost their crispiness.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.