When we went home last year we went to a nice dim sum place at Jalan Imbi and they served braised peanuts as snack as normally the Chinese restaurant will serve you salted peanuts or 'Keropok' . I really like their braised peanuts because is soft, sweet and salty. I got this recipe from 'Kuali' but I have to omit some of the ingredients since I don't have it. This dish is really good as snack or eats it with hot rice porridge.
(adapted from Kuali)
200 grm of peanuts - soak overnight
2 piece of tong kwai
some orange peel
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp of chopped garlic
2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tsp of dark soy sauce
4 pcs of rock sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Enough water for braising
1) Rinse soak peanuts and drain well.
2) Combined all the above ingredients in a pot with some water and bring to boil.
3) Reduce the heat and continue to simmer until peanuts are soft. It might take 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
4) Serve peanuts warm or at room temperature.
Note : The peanuts will cook faster and softer if you use pressure-cooker for 30 min. I added some hard boil egg to the braised peanuts.