How to Make Ayam Percik – Travel Diary Kelantan – Part 7

Recipe for Ayam Percik (Grilled Chicken) from Cikgu Garden Chalet

We next headed to a Kampung Stay called Cikgu Garden Chalet – a pristine village with manicured gardens in the middle of rural Kota Bharu.

The tranquil Cikgu Garden village

The tranquil Cikgu Garden village

Cikgu Garden Chalet in Kota Bharu, KelantanFlashback: Cikgu Garden Chalet in Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Posted by Jackie M. on Monday, December 14, 2015

Cikgu Garden Chalet in Kota Bharu, Kelantan

While our hosts prepared the table for the Ayam Percik (grilled chicken) demonstration, we had a quick tour of the chalets at the property.

One of the chalets at Cikgu Garden - easily the most luxurious kampung accommodation I’ve ever come across

One of the chalets at Cikgu Garden – easily the most luxurious kampung accommodation I’ve ever come across

Baby Noah chillin’ under a shelter under the watchful eye of the village elder on the left

Baby Noah chillin’ under a shelter under the watchful eye of the village elder on the left

Fresh coconut drink on our arrival at Cikgu Garden

Fresh coconut drink on our arrival at Cikgu Garden

Then it was time for the famous Kelantan-style Ayam Percik (grilled, basted chicken) cooking lesson.

Cooking demonstration at Kelantan’s Cikgu Garden Chalet.Flashback: Cooking demonstration at Kelantan’s Cikgu Garden Chalet.

Posted by Jackie M. on Monday, December 14, 2015

Cooking demonstration at Kelantan’s Cikgu Garden Chalet

Recipe for Ayam Percik Kelantan –

Mouthwatering Ayam Percik freshly cooked on a charcoal grill

Mouthwatering Ayam Percik freshly cooked on a charcoal grill

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Chicken, quartered

For the marinade –

  • 6 shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 tsp salt 

For the sauce –

  • 350ml Coconut milk
  • 6 Shallots, pureed
  • 1-inch Ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp chilli paste (optional) 

METHOD:

For marinade –

1.     Grind marinade ingredients into a paste.

2.     Make some cuts in the chicken skin and meat and rub in the marinade. Set aside.

3.     Grill the chicken until the skin is charred over high heat OR bake in a preheated oven (425°F). Baste the sauce on the chicken while grilling.

Chicken piece marinated with shallots, garlic, ginger and salt

Chicken piece marinated with shallots, garlic, ginger and salt

For the sauce –

1.     Heat the milk to a boil. Then, add the shallots and ground ginger.

2.     Stir in the coconut milk, onions and ginger.

3.     Bring to a boil, then allow to simmer.

4.     Add chilli paste (if using) and sugar and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened.

5.     Allow to cool.

ASSEMBLY –

1. Pour the rest of the sauce over the grilled chicken, then serve.

Ayam Percik Kelantan

Ayam Percik Kelantan

The village medicine man and elder was very taken with baby Noah and picked up that he was an “anak istimewa” ie. “special child”

The village medicine man and elder was very taken with baby Noah and picked up that he was an “anak istimewa” ie. “special child”

A quick photo op and then it was time to head off to our next destination

A quick photo op and then it was time to head off to our next destination

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