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Healthy Steamed Dang Gui Chicken with Black Fungus (当归黑木耳蒸鸡)

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Like Ginseng, Dang Gui is a medicinal herb used for centuries to treat various ailments. Although the Chinese herb is a magic tonic for both genders, dang gui is especially popular among women as it's known to help regulate menstruation.

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Dang Gui is popularly used to make Chinese tonics, but I also enjoy using it to prepare dishes like this Healthy Steamed Dang Gui Chicken with Black Fungus (当归黑木耳蒸鸡). The chicken is fragrant and tender, and tastes wonderfully appetizing with the addition of Black Fungus (木耳), Wolfberries (枸杞子) and Red Dates (紅棗).

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Also known as Tang Kwei or Chinese Angelica Root (当归), the herb is strong in fragrance, and sweet with a tinge of bitterness. Other health benefits include treatment for cardiovascular issues, constipation, insomnia, inflammation, and women's reproductive issues. It's known that adding alcohol to the dish also helps to promote blood circulation.

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The Steamed Chicken with Chinese Angelica Roots was part of our 4-course dinner (三菜一汤):
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Using 1 whole chicken to cook this dish was too much for the few of us. So I kept the leftover in the freezer and used it to cook congee with Japanese rice on another day. It was certainly another uplifting dish!

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Ingredients:
1 medium Chicken
25g Black fungus
7 seedless Red Dates
2 big slices of Dang Gui
2 tsp Wolfberries
25g Ginger (shredded) Amount according to preference
¼ cup Water

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Recipe Featured at #FoodWhirl

Marinade for Chicken:
3 tbsp Oyster sauce
2 tsp Soya sauce
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cornflour
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
Pinch of Pepper

Method:
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  • Soak the dang gui, fungus and dates till soft. Drain. Cut dang gui into slices and remove roots from fungus. Set aside.
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  • Cut up chicken and remove unwanted parts, skin and fats. Marinate for at least an hour.
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  • Lay fungus, some ginger and herbs on steaming dish and top with chicken. I like to put the fungus at the bottom so that the juices from the chicken will flow down to the fungus making them more flavourful.
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  • Lastly, put the rest of the ginger and herbs on the chicken. Add water and give it a gentle stir.
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  • Steam chicken for about 20 mins. I use my microwave to steam, so I put a clingwrap to cover the chicken and put on auto steam. To check if chicken is cook, the toothpick will penetrate into the meat easily without any resistance.  Mix well and serve hot! Drizzle more wine if you like!
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Some time ago, I created a dish using Dang Gui and it was very well-received by my family and friends. Most importantly, it's extremely easy to prepare the nutritious Egg Tofu Wreath With Dang Gui! Happy Cooking!

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* Point to note: Dang gui should not be consumed by pregnant women, as it may increase the risk of miscarriage. As with other forms of TCM, it's always best to consult your doctor prior to taking any herbal regimen.

59 comments:

  1. who would have thought a dish could have so many positive health benefits! :)

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    1. Gabrielle, hope you'll have the chance to try this dish some day.........

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  2. Delicious and all on one pot genius.
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  3. i love to have that hot soup... my favourite.

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    1. Cquek, I prefer cooking a chicken dish rather than tonic as it's tastes better.

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  4. Oh i LOVE this dish, my mom cooks this frequently and i like mine with extra chinese rice wine :D

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    1. Ken, adding wine certainly brings out the flavour!

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  5. I love this dish - just love the fragrance of tang kwei. Never knew that tang kwei got so many other benefits other than it improves blood count. Thanks for sharing the information.

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    1. DS, tang kwei is certainly a precious herb; a must-have in the kitchen!

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  6. This is the kind of dish that my mom would make...looks delicious Shirley...
    Enjoy your week dear :D

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    1. Juliana, my mom made this often when I was a kid & I love it!

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  7. Asian food is big secret for me, but I think it could be something for me.

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    1. KK, hope you'll enjoy some really nice Asian cuisine too!

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  8. So pretty! I'm not sure I could get all the ingredients for this dish, but I can make the marinade which looks wonderful, too! I seem to make too much food these days, too...still cooking for a family of 5 when there are only 3 of us here :)

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    1. Liz, cool! I'm also like that; not easy to cook for 3 :<

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  9. This is a very healthy and nutritious dish, Shirley! My mom always cooks this for our dinner. She said is easy.hahha

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    1. YL, it's not that difficult to cook this at all; I'm sure you can manage it too!

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  10. You looked really great like a Kitchen's Diva & Celebrity in the newspaper cutting! I am so honoured to read & comment in your blog postings!

    I always loved this soup even though it's suitable for women. What will I develop for drinking this too much? LOL

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    1. Tan, you're always so sweet! Thanks so much again for your strings of comments! Love having you around :)

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  11. You sure have a lot of healthy and interesting recipes :)

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    1. Lina, time to put on your apron! ^_^

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  12. Wow, what a delicious healthy dish! My mother loves to steam herbal chicken for dinners and I bet that porridge tasted and smelled incredible!

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    1. Sharlynn, kill two birds with one stone! Heehee! Such a healthy indulgence!

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    1. Ali, thanks for coming by & I've added you to G+!

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  14. Interesting to read about the medicinal properties of black fungus. And the dish has the prettiest combination of colours. Looks so delicious!

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    1. Kanak, thank you dear! Not sure if you take Chinese food, but this is a very appetizing dish!

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  15. I'm going to try this, Shirley because I love it so much! Too yummy to resist ^.^

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    1. Sharon, do send me your food pix if you do try! Happy cooking!

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  16. Oh I love this dish! Reminds me of the fragrance wafting through Gramma's kitchen when I was growing up...sense memory is the best!

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    1. Julie, wow! Makes me wanna go into your grandma's kitchen now! Have a lovely weekend!

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  17. Shirley, you are making me very hungry! LOL!

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    1. PH, wow! I'm certainly delighted that this aromatic dish has led your nose here........

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  18. Oh Shirley! Thank you fro the recipe....I always love the smells of Dang gui and angelica roots.

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    1. Cindyrina, glad we've more in common!

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  19. wow very good recipe. I wanna try it out soon

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  20. Oh yum. I just love such Chinese soups. Tried before yet gonna try your version.

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    1. Nava, I certainly enjoy Chinese soups too, but this steamed chicken dish is definitely tastier than tonics :)

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  21. Hi Shirley, I love this herbal chicken with black fungus. Yours look awesome, one dish can kow tim my lunch or dinner. :))

    Best regards.

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    1. Amelia, that's so true! This certainly pass off as a one-dish meal!

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  22. just blogwalking here...nice menu ;-)

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    1. Montana, thanks for coming by & would love to see more of you here! Gonna pop by yours as soon as I get the time :)

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  23. Thanks For update. ilike youmenu

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    1. Kata, thanks so much for coming by! Hopping over now :)

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  24. Looks delicious, but its fasting day here.. :)

    Regards,

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  25. Looks good here. Probably gonna try it over the weekend whenever I got time.

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    1. Billy, cool! Have a wonderful weekend, & thanks for coming by!

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  26. simply delicious!... thanks much for this tasty and juicy recipe ;-)

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