Basically I am not a sucker for soup, however I do enjoy a good bowl of hot soup once in a while. I am always able to try out my hands with limited ingredients and I take pleasure in these art pieces of mine.
In this post, I found in my kitchen a packet of herbal soup sachet lying around (well not literally, my guess was that somebody may have bought it and kinda forgotten about it, Now did I check the expiry before cooking it???? well, anyway…)
I have tried using chinese herbs in my cooking and I usually buy those packed herbs from NTUC or Sheng Siong Supermarket. This Seah’s spices however came in powdered sachet bag which I can’t see the content of it (and it is “Halal”). However, it is simply a throw into the pot and let it seeped out from the bag while I boil it with my other ingredients. Mostly, I do not use any other preservatives (like ajinomoto) or even salt in this case. The smell and taste was strong and nice, just the way I like it. To better define, I like the smell of ginseng, 5 spices, “Dang Shen” or even “Bei Qi” so you can figure out that I enjoy such particular smell. It is like when I step into a chinese medical provision hall, I find peace…hmmmm XD.
When I was saying I had limited ingredients, I initally placed only chicken into the boiling water, then I remembered that I had carrots, so I chopped a few and dropped them in as well. It was as easy as 1,2,3.
1) Boil water and add my chicken and the herbal soup spice bag
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