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.
Shi Quan Tonic Soup is a hearty, warming soup filled with intense flavours from the duck and pork trotters. The herbal and richness are nicely balanced with gentle sweetness from the wolfberries, making it a pleasant soup to have.
It’s more commonly drunk as a confinement soup but it is definitely beneficial to anyone who’s feeling under the weather, especially in the erratic weather we’ve been having in SouthEast Asia.