Black beans herbal soup

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This yummy confinement recipe is ideal for postnatal mums. The soup tastes naturally sweet and is great when combined with rice.

This yummy confinement recipe is ideal for postnatal mums. The soup tastes naturally sweet and is great when combined with a meal of steamed rice.

Black Beans Herbal Soup Recipe

What you need:

600 g black chicken

50 g black beans, pan fried

15g Wai San (Chinese yam)

15g Kei Chee (Chinese Wolf-berry)

15g Tong Sum (Dang shen)

15g Pak Kay (Astragalus Root )

10g Dried Longan flesh

6 red dates, pitted

600 ml hot water

What you do:

1) Rinse all the herbs, longans and dates and drain.

2) Cut and clean chicken thoroughly.

3) Put all the ingredients into a double-boiler pot.

4) Add hot water.

5) Cover and boil for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

6) Add salt, if preferred, and serve.

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