Monday, March 14, 2011

Huai Shan (Wild Yam) Chicken Soup

Huai shan has been in the wet market for about 2 years. I have been ignorant to its existence till recently my mother cooked it. I asked if it is a special type of potato as it tasted just like one.

Based on my internet findings, Huai shan has many medicinal benefits. It is commonly used in chinese medicine to treat kidneys, spleen and lungs. It promotes urination, lower blood sugar and pressure, anti aging and improves digestive system. Isn't this amazing?

This root vegetable carries a sweet and light taste. It can be used for soups and stir fries. I would like to share a simple soup recipe with you such you can boil a healthy soup for your whole family.



Recipe:
1/4 a medium chicken, cut
20 cm Huai Shan, peeled and cut into 1 inch
1 carrot, peeled and cut into thick slices
1 tbsp wolfberries
1 clove of garlic
1.5 litre of water
Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:
  • In a slow cooker, add in boiling water.
  • Put all the ingredients in except for seasoning.
  • Let it slow boil for 3-4 hours.
  • Season before serving.
  • You may like to remove chicken skin for healthier soup.