Nourishing Chicken & Scallop Broth for the SG Soul
(Contains Chicken | Contains Seafood | Contains Gluten | Contains Peanuts | Dairy-Free)
Growing up, there will always be a pot of Chinese soup on our dinner table at every meal, lovingly simmered for hours by my folks. I never quite realised how blessed I was, until I started missing homecooked dinners due to long hours at work. There is just something so very special about Chinese herbal soups. That comforting warmth and deep intense flavours. For centuries, Chinese herbs have been used to promote general well-being, boost strength and health and even to treat various body ailments, a testament to the curative propertives of the different Chinese herbs used. I remember how my mother will always lovingly get me to drink an extra huge bowl of chicken herbal soup when I’m feeling under the weather, or during the crunch time of examinations. Over time, I’ve come to associate the soup with healing, health, love and family. There’s nothing like the chicken soup to soothe the soul!
So this National Day, I’m dedicating this SouperChef Special to the SG soul. A familiar taste that will comfort and nourish. A feel-good soup that is generous in the use of synergetic Chinese herbs to restore and rejuvenate. Better still, we’ve added scallops for a hint of sweetness! You are what you eat so let’s eat well!
Ingredients: Chicken stock (water, chicken bones, salt), marinated chicken thigh, scallops, shark’s fin melon, lotus roots, burdock root (Chinese yam), carrots, shiitake mushrooms, peanuts, Chinese bitter almonds, goji berries, red dates, dried figs, Solomon’s Seal (yuzhu), dried Chinese yam (huai shan), Chinese Angelica (danggui), dried tangerine peel, dried cuttlefish, ginger, soy sauce, salt
Condiments: Deep-fried wanton skins, spring onion