Quick Homemade Chrysanthemum Ginger Tea

Simple remedy to take care of your eyes and throat during the bad hazy weather. Boil and serve this to the whole family, every other day, please.

Haze hit a severe unhealthy level of over 200 PSI this morning. My windows and door were all closed, but I was still feeling dizzy, sore throat and eyes discomfort. Everyone was supposed to be out there enjoying the public holiday, but the road seemed quieter than usual, looking down from my windows.. Yes, it was best to stay home, especially young children.

To ease my throat pain and help in strengthen my lungs, I have been boiling this super convenient homemade herbal tea. Sorry that I did not post to share earlier, I did not expect the haze to be that bad. More

Snow Pear Herbal Tea


“Great herbal tea for hectic life”

Just come back from a 2-stop trip, all the way up to the north of Malaysia. We visited The Lost World, Tambun, Ipoh, followed by Hatyai, Thailand, in 6 days. :)

Yes, very tight schedule. That’s why we were worn out after the trip. Body heat arose with feverish feeling. I knew it was time for herbal tea, then. More

Red Dates & DangShen Tea

Happy Confinement

A strict confinement is more like a Asian ritual. For Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia, we have to go through a 30-40 days long of confinement after birth, with various confinement restrictions as well as confinement diet comprising ‘heaty’ tonic food that helps to get rid of inner wind and water retention in the body.

According to my mum and many Chinese old folks, consumption of quality confinement food and tonic soup is vital in achieving great post natal recovery. The main ingredients of confinement cooking are old ginger, sesame oil, red dates, rice/ glutinous rice wine, sweet vinegar, and etc. During the confinement period, we are not allowed to drink plain water, too. Sounds crazy? That’s what my mum believes, at least. She claimed that drinking plain water within a month after birth may introduce more wind into the body. Hence, only red dates drink, herbal soup, hot beverages, such as Milo and Horlick, are to be drank. You won’t believe it, even to take a bath, this special herb, Da Feng Ai, has to infused into your hot bathing water! No plain water allowed, even for a bath… (laughing). More

Chinese Tonic Soup with Pork Pancreas and Radishes (青红萝卜炖豬橫脷大补汤)

“It’s nourishing and flavorful. Don’t hate the idea of cooking pork pancreas in this tonic soup, try it first. Find out how amazing it could be, to help you to add an experience in your cooking journey.”

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Pig Pancreas:
Offal dishes are greatly consumed and most likeable by Cantonese people. By and large, offal is widely used in Cantonese culinary. From the most common braised trotter to the popular roasted chicken livers, Cantonese people are crowned the dialect group that uses offal in their cooking the most, and that includes soup cooking.

Pig pancreas (pork pancreas), Cantonese people [mainly in Hong Kong] called it, 豬橫脷 (pronounced as ‘Ju Wang Lay’ in Cantonese), and Chinese called it 豬胰 (pronounced as ‘Zhu Yi’ in Mandarin), is often used in soup dishes. Residing in Singapore, you may not be familiar with this offal as it is not commonly consumed here, but the pig pancreas is available at the butcher’s stalls in many wet markets. It’s not usually displayed openly in the front counter/ chiller though. Ask the butcher for it, and most of them would be able to offer. More

8-Treasure Sweet Soup (八宝甜汤)

“An auspicious savory to sweeten up the Chinese Lunar New Year or any day of the year”

The ‘Eight-Treasure‘ porridge, in Chinese, 八宝粥 ‘Ba Bao Zhou’, wouldn’t sound strange to many of you in Asian countries. This is an auspicious Chinese food for many Asians, symbolizing eight kinds of good treasure including wealth and health to be brought to one.

Cooking this ‘Ba Bao’ porridge is versatile. It can be cooked into briny flavor as rice congee dish (an adaption with adding of some rice grains), or make it in sweet broth as dessert. More

Double Boiled Snow Pear Soup with Fritillaria Bulbs and Sweet Almond (川贝母南杏炖雪梨)

“Another lung nourishing soup for your healthy diets. 2 ways eating, soup or dessert.”

If you need something to cool your body down or just to nourish your skin, throat and lung, try this simple and delicious soup.
It shows off the mild tangy and refreshing taste with a hint of mild natural sweetness in the soup on the finish.

Drink this nourishing soup in meals or as dessert. This is definitely one of the great soup dishes for the summer days. More

Iced Chrysanthemum and Ginseng Herbal Tea (洋参菊花茶)

“Warm aromatic Chrysanthemum tea to warm your hands and heart in the cold days, or a chilled glass to quench your thirst in the summer. Either way, this herbal tea is always the best drink to be enjoyed, anytime.”

Light, aromatic, and very simple, this herbal beverage makes a great accompaniment to any food, e.g. Chinese Dim Sum, stir fry, and even deep fry!

Its delicate floral aroma makes it easy to drink regularly. Chinese believes its benefits in reducing body heat as well as its contribution to clear vision. An addition of tiny ginseng root (洋参须) to Chrysanthemum tea not only doubles the cooling effect to our body system and many more nutritional values, it adds extra fragrance and flavor resulting in a herbal-inspired taste in the palate. More

Ginseng Prawn Herbal Soup

“Ginseng Prawn Herbal Soup tasty and healthy”

Ginseng shrimp herbal soup, or we usually called it, Ginseng prawn herbal soup, is not an usual dish. Diners will be more familiar with Ginseng chicken soup and/ or Drunken prawns, but not so the prawns in Ginseng soup though.. Yes, I guessed so. However, it turned out great. Resembling Drunken Prawns, but this has milder flavour, with more soup in the dish. Great taste, great dish great nutritioned soup!

Easy to cook. You may even boil the soup in slow cooker in the morning, for long hours. Then, simply add in prawns to simmer for 5 minutes, when about to serve as dinner. More