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Recipe: Steamed Herbal Chicken

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yummy herbal chicken

If you love a good herbal chicken, you can give this recipe a try!

My earliest memories of a herbal chicken dish was at Old Airport Road food centre. And then came those premixes that you can get from the supermarkets.

Haha but with premixes, I always wondered what goes into the powdered satchet. Or gives that added oomph into the dish. I tried making my own and still couldn’t quite get it right. It wasn’t just the herbs.

Finally chanced on a recipe that used a marinade with the herbs. So easy? Just like that?

Yup, just like that haha. We used chicken marylands instead of a whole chicken just because it is so much easier to manage and portion out too! Doing it at home just got simpler.

10g yuzhu
5g ginseng beard
4-5 pcs dang gui
5g dried longan
1 tbsp wolfberries
3 red dates
50ml water

To marinade
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp pepper (we used black pepper)
1 tsp light soy sauce
½ tsp salt
2-3 slices ginger

4 chicken marylands

Baking paper
Aluminium foil

Marinade chicken pieces with prepared marinade for about 15mins.

Line aluminium foil with baking paper. Place herbs & ginger on the baking paper, then place marinated chicken thighs on top of the herbs.

Lift up edges of foil & baking paper and gently fit into 3L ShuttleChef inner pot. Pour 50ml water into the parcel and fold edges of aluminium foil to secure the parcel.

Fill pot with water till it comes up halfway of the sealed parcel. Bring water to boil and simmer with lid closed for 30mins. Place pot in outer pot for 3 hours.

Eat with hot steamed rice! Enjoy.

Recipe: Chrysanthemum Rose Bud Tea

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Chrysanthemum Rose Bud Tea


The wet market near my place occasionally has a few pop ups with peddlers selling different stuff on the weekends. I happened to chance on a peddler selling a range of dried goods in small packages and decided to grab a pack of dried rose buds.

To be honest, no idea what to do with it. I had some wild notion of infusing it in oil and hoping to get some rose oil or what not hahahah. But ah what the heck, let’s pop it into some hot water and drink it maybe? Did some reading and found out rose buds had had levels of Vitamin C, even more than citrus fruits! Say whaaaat.

I randomly decided to pop a tablespoon of buds together with my chrysanthemum tea, sweetened with some red dates, wolfberries and rock sugar. Another light drink to add to the list!


1 tbsp dried chrysanthemum flowers
1 tbsp dried rose buds
1 tbsp rock sugar
1 tsp wolfberries
1-2 pitless red dates

I placed these ingredients into a 500ml Thermos one-push tumbler, filled it up with fresh boiling water and closed it. All ready in 2 hours.

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