Milkfish and Green Papaya Soup – 遮目鱼青木瓜汤

One of the many confinement food recipes, Milkfish and Green Papaya Soup Chinese-Style boosts the production of breast milk for mothers who are breastfeeding. Milkfish also has a less “fishy” taste but still has the same nutrients compared to other fishes. The sweetness from green papayas and red dates, combined with the light fish broth […]

Stir Fry Pork Liver with Scallions & Wolfberries

Check out the rest of our confinement / immune system boosting food recipes. This recipe teaches you a little trick to minimise the intense taste of the pork liver. Watch and find out how. Packed with gingery goodness and lots of vitamins and minerals from pork liver, this recipe is a powerhouse of nutrition! Great […]

Pork Trotter Vinegar – 猪脚醋

This recipe for Pork Trotter Vinegar uses both sweet vinegar and chinese black vinegar to create a sweet-savoury aromatic stew. Perfect with a bowl of rice, or two!    Pork Trotter Vinegar is probably the most common confinement food but it’s not limited to new mothers. Confinement foods are dishes that boost our immune system. […]

Shi Quan Tonic Soup – 十全大补汤

This traditional tonic soup uses 10 herbs, when used in combination, are known to tone blood and improve “qi” or energy of vitals, and strengthen general health and immunity. Its medical properties are extensive with research even showing how the consumption of them can reduce the adverse effects of anticancer agents in cancer patients.    […]

Stir Fried Pork with Mushrooms – 翻炒香菇猪肉

Easy and quick to prepare, this recipe makes for the perfect weekday dinner dish! It’s packed with gingerly goodness and mushrooms loaded with flavour from the broth. All we’re missing is a warm bowl of rice.  This recipe is so versatile too! Swap out the pork and mushrooms with your favourites and voila, it’s a […]

Ginger Fried Rice – 姜炒饭

Deliciously simple, this nutritious fried rice is packed with ginger and sesame oil to get you through confinement (or cooler weathers or cold offices)!  This recipe is a quick and easy addition to your meals as a carb base while getting some “heat” into your system. This recipe is part of our confinement food recipes: click […]

Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken Mee Sua – 红糟鸡面线

Confinement, a common practice in Asia, is a period of time for women to recuperate from childbirth. The confinement period focuses largely on food, with its diet intended on supporting the mother’s recovery and protecting both mother and child from falling ill.  This Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken Mee Sua recipe has sesame oil, ginger […]