Monday, July 11, 2005

Sunday Dinner - Herbal Soup & Fried Kway Teow

Big King is feeling unwell since back from Windsor, so bought a free range bird yesterday intending to cook herbal soup for Sunday dinner.

Herbs for the soup

Upper row (left to right):

Black dates - 補陰養血, 益脾

Red dates (pitted) - 补益脾胃、调和药性、养血宁神

Kei chi - Good for eyesight

Lower row (left to right):

Tong sum king - Improve 'chi' in the body' 增強機體抵抗力

Dongguai - Improve blood circulation

Put all herbs except kei chi into herbal bag and chuck into a slow cooker together with bones from half chicken (still got some meat attached). Sprinkle keichi around and cook on high setting for 3 hours. Season with salt to taste.

Both Big King and I hate the taste of dates but this soup is very fragrant and all the taste of the herbs blended well together so the taste of dates is not very pronounced. Very nice to drink and good for the body.

Since it is summer here in England, after drinking the soup, we perspired for a while. This soup is meant for winter .........

Fried Kway Teow with 青江菜, crabstick, 2 eggs and fresh shitake mushroom

I have wanted to cook tomato fried rice but forgot to put the rice into fridge the previous night. So have to buang cos got bacteria liao now that weather's warm. So I cooked fried kway teow lor.

Slurp, slurp slurp, all gone liao..............

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