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Friday, July 4, 2014

Dang Quai Tonic Soup

This herbal soup is highly recommended  for women [taken after menstruation].  It is good for blood deficiency, too.
Here, I didn't use the dang qui available at medical halls.  I was given some Dang Qui from Vietnam, so I used it in this soup.  Anybody visiting Vietnam, do look for it, quite worthwhile to get them.
Very fragrant and tasty soup.  I supposed the benefits are the same as if you are using the normal dang qui slices.
Recipe adapted from Krista of The Soup Queen [slightly modified].  This recipe can be cooked in the slow cooker at Auto mode for 3-4 hours.
Ingredients
[enough for 2 persons]
2 chicken thighs - skin and fats removed
9-10 slices Dang Gui [I used Vietnamese Dang Gui] - rinsed
8 large pieces of red dates - stone [I used more]
1/2 tsp salt to taste
600 ml water
  1. Boil water in the soup pot [I used a claypot], add in the herbs and dates to cook for several minutes.
  2. Add in chicken pieces.  Bring to boil then lower heat to simmer for about 30 minutes or until soup is aromatic and chicken is tender.
  3. Add salt to taste.  Serve warm.
Notes: No Chinese tea or cold drinks for at least 12 hours after consuming this soup.
If using slow cooker, place herbs and date in the pot, put chicken pieces on top.  Add in boiling water.  Set slow cooker at Auto mode.  Let simmer for 4 hours or until soup is ready.

14 comments:

Jess Bakericious said...

this is just nice for me, I need some tonic as so tire recently :D

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, so that is how dang quai looks like. I would have thought it was ginseng! The ones I know are sold in slices and I love the taste of dang quai soup. Wish I can hava a bowl of your soup now :)

Jozelyn Ng said...

Hee hee...I need to drink this soon!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Oooh... I can almost smell the lovely fragrance of the dang quai!

Lite Home Bake said...

I think i need some of this :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Jess, once a while, it's good to boost our system with herbal soup.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I believe there are many different types. But this soup is good, not that bitter, very aromatic and 'sweet'.

Kimmy said...

Hi Jozelyn, yes you should 'poo-ee-poo' after the busy month.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, this dang quai smells good. Hard to express but the soup is very satisfying.

Kimmy said...

Hi Lite Home Bake, help yourself, hehehe!

mui mui said...

Hi Kimmy,
This is such a wonderful herbal soup. My mum use to cook this for us before. Simply tasty and love the Dang Gui aroma.
mui

Victoria Bakes said...

i need this in abundance

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

An energitic soup , i like it.

Kimmy said...

Hi Mui Mui, Victoria, Aunty Young - all of us need this tonic for health and pleasure, hehehe! Next time I'll slice the dang quai, should be more flavourful and strong.

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