May 20, 2009

Foochow Antidote for Exhaustion

this is Ginseng Chicken Essence Recipe I learned from my Grandmother Siew many years ago. I have inherited my mother Multi-tasking pot a wonderful gadget made in Taiwan and it is more than 35 years old. No one >>>NO ONE ...can take that away from me because it has been my favourite kitchen gadget.




First you need to place some amount of ginseng (25 ringgit worth of medium quality ginseng which is suitable for your age group) in a large bowl with some warm water.





then you need to invert a chicken bowl over the ginseng. You need to do some research on which two bowls can match like this. A bigger bowl and then a small bowl to be inverted over the former bowl.




Now you place a skinned free range or kampong chicken over the bowl. Cover the pot and then steam over low fire for two hours until the chicken is almost completely dehydrated.












The essence of the chicken is a lovely soup which provides nourishment for tired limbs and even mental exhaustion.

this is a very simple recipe but it needs a lot of care. You might want to practise doing this kind of cooking if you need to. Perhaps get a friend to help if you are unsure.

This essence is good for one person only unfortunately. You have to divide the soup into two portions : one for the afternoon meal and one for the evening meal. Do not eat vegetables or any other condiments. Just the chicken soup and rice. And then have a good night's sleep.

Enjoy!!



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wish I have a mother like you...I am exhausted!

Anonymous said...

This is definitely a delicious and nutritious soup. Essence of love from mother's hands.

kamaliah said...

Wahai....you must love to cook and love your family so much. so much....

chung said...

Thank you. I did what you recommended very successfully. My mother was very pleased ...

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Anon
I hope you are no longer exhausted! Rest well.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Anon2
What a wonderful thing to say. I must quote you in the future.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Kamaliah...all mothers love to cook for their children especially.
I know of one Chinese lady who cut her own flesh in order to brew a medical concoction to strengthen her mother-in-law's health!!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Chung...I am glad you found success in your cooking. It is not my recommendation but your own skill and creativity. Carry on the good work!