Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Deep Fried Arrowhead Chips


Once a year when Chinese New Year is around the corner, you'll find the water chestnut "look-alike" vegetable in most of hypermarkets. It is known as arrowhead or ngaku. I've been eating deep-fried arrowhead since the past 2 years during the Chinese New Year. However, I have not hands on to make this snack. This year father in law bought few bags of arrowhead from Hypermarket. We made our arrowhead chips with the help of domestic helper.

First, the arrowheads are cleaned and skinned. Pat it dry. Then heat up a wok of oil. By using a slicer, the arrowheads are thinly sliced and go straight into the wok for deep-frying. Continue to stir the arrowhead while frying until it turned golden yellow. Remove it from the wok and leave it on kitchen tower. Leave it cooled before storing in an air-tight container.We didn't add any seasonings to the chips as it contains the perfect combination of natural sweetness and saltiness.


See the crunchy arrowhead chips? Once you a take a bite, you'll be addicted. :)

21 comments:

J2Kfm said...

Yes, the ngaku chips is gaining huge momentum in terms of popularity, and the same goes to the fried crabsticks.

I wonder whatever will people come up next.

tigerfish said...

I'm seeing these chips again....so frequently esp during CNY. Looks like they are really auspicious chips :)

foongpc said...

I love fried arrowheads! My favourite snacks during CNY overtaking the prawn crackers! : )

Sook said...

I've never tried these before! Looks delicious.

SimpleGirl said...

one of my fav snacks for CNY...cant stop eating them....haha...some are selling at RM18/tin...super expensive, coz they said preparation r tedious!

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Yes, plz reserve one, ohh no two bowl for me :-D

allie said...

My aunt already reserved one tin of this chips for me. Hehe.. Lucky me :)

daphne said...

How cool is this? It is so addictive too. argh..will miss it this year.

Food For Tots said...

I first ate these chips when I worked in KL. You're right, they are very addictive. Your chips look so perfect! Thinly sliced and beautifully deep-fried!!

hungryc said...

I love this, can't stop munching on them. My mom has to make a second batch because the one meant for CNY is gone :-)

Little Inbox said...

J2Kfm, the demand is there cuz most people prefer to buy the ready made ngaku chips than making it on their own.

tigerfish, I just got to know about ngaku since last 2 years when I saw lots of people buying it from hypermarket. Yes, you are right, auspicious chips, what a beautiful name. :)

Sook, yes it is. :P

fongpc, in fact, it is better in crunchiness compared to prawn cracker, right?

SimpleGirl, correct. The making process is quite tedious. Also, the producer and distributor need to earn some profit from there too.

Little Inbox said...

MRC, ok, remember to pay me a visit on CNY.

allie, yalor, you so lucky!

daphne, nvm, next year then. :)

Food For Tots, thanks. It is fried to perfection without burnt on edge. :)

hungryc, hahaha, same here, the first batch already finished up last week. Hopefully I can get more from in-law's place, hehe...

New Kid on the Blog said...

plan to do biz??? can make good biz out of it though!

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Duckie said...

i love it!!! i've tasted one with sprinkles of sugar. very nice!!! and very expensive if buy from outside.

Little Inbox said...

New Kid, no time la at this moment, in fact very tired lately,

Duckie, a bottle that cost RM18 can be finished up in one shot. Hehe...

Joan said...

It's "healthy" addictive except it is being deep fried. Ya, I can eat the whole container of the ngaku chips without even realising...yummy..yummy!!

noobcook said...

I have not eaten arrowhead chips before, yours look really good - so thinly sliced!

Carolyn Jung said...

I don't think I've ever experienced these chips. They look fab. Just the perfect way to warm up the appetite for the Lunar New Year, too.

Little Inbox said...

Joan, same to me too, hehe...

noobcook, I use the slicer to slice it, not difficult to do so.

Carolyn Jung, this type of chips are getting popular since last 2 years. It's a good snack for CNY gathering.

Jo said...

These are delicious and absolutely addictive.

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