Braised soy chicken rice / moon fan


Here is our version of the traditional Mauritian-Hakka moon fan. This rice dish originates from China and has for main ingredients chicken, Chinese sausages, dry shrimps, shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce.

Braised soy chicken rice / moon fan

Servings 4 serves
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 250 g chicken slices breast or thigh
  • 440 g rice jasmine / thailand
  • 65 g lap cheong / Chinese sausages
  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms / Chinese mushrooms
  • 1 tsp dried shrimps / chevrette can be sub by dried squid or scallops
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 600 ml water
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, marinate the chicken with salt, pepper, light soy sauce and dark soy sauce. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes
  • Rehydrate the shiitake mushrooms by soaking them in warm water. Let them soak for at least 15 minutes or until soft
  • Slice the Chinese sausages and shiitake mushrooms. Wash the rice well under cold water and drain.
  • In a large pot or frying pan heat up some vegetable oil and sauté the sliced shiitake mushrooms and Chinese sausages on medium high heat for about 30 seconds
  • Then add the dried shrimps and cook for another 30 seconds. Then add the marinated chicken and cook until its half way cooked (about 2 minutes)
  • Finally add the rice and cook for 1 minute, then pour 600ml of water and turn on high heat until the water starts boiling
  • Cover the pot and turn the heat to medium low to low and let it gently simmer for 15 minutes or until the rice is completely cooked
  • Let the moon fan rest for 5 – 10 minutes before serving, enjoy!
  • * Watch our video recipe below for illustration!



The dried shrimps can be substituted for dried squid or dried scallops
Course: Main course
Cuisine: Chinese, Mauritian
Keyword: Chicken

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