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Solomon's seal soups are featured here. They are light nourishing chinese soups. Great for ladies who want healthy beautiful skin.
Legend has it that there was a palace maid who was abused and overworked. Her skin become calloused and rough due to hard work. One day, she escaped into the mountains and lived on solomon's seal. As time goes by, her skin became soft and silky again. A folklore perhaps, but chinese mothers are firm believers of the efficacy of solomon's seal on beautiful skin.
Solomon's seal soup with chicken feet
Both chicken and duck feet contain high level of collagen. Scientific research has shown that collagen is good for beautiful skin, helps retains moisture and maintain firmness.
30g solomon's seal
2 pairs chicken feet
Dash of cooking wine
Pinch of salt
Dash of vinegar
Solomon's seal goes well with chicken. This combination together with dried goji berries and chinese yam makes a highly nutritious and nourishing dish.
Solomon's seal soup with spring chicken
1 small spring chicken (free range preferred)
30g solomon's seal (yu zhu)
30g chinese yam (huai shan or shan yao)
1 tbsp chinese wolfberry (gou ji zi) 1 tbsp julienned ginger
Congee is very good for those who tend to have stomach trouble. Combining solomon's seal and rice porridge helps the body to better absorb the nutrients.
Chicken congee with solomon's seal
1 cup of rice
12 cups of water
225g chicken thigh
40g solomon's seal (yu zhu)
Solomon's seal is sold in thin curly slices in most chinese medicinal halls. It is light yellowish in colour. It contains Vitamin A.