L asked for a recipe book from me last year after he realized he had no clue to cook a simple meal (except instant noodles with eggs) during my 2 month-summer training in United States. He knew those dishes are pretty simple and easy to do but he couldn’t reproduce it. He didn’t bug me much ever since I came back from the oversea trip (well, he didn’t need to cook for himself anymore) so I didn’t write him any recipe. I always feel not motivated to write a proper recipe until I started this blog. If I would need to write just one recipe in my life, it would be this herbal black chicken soup.
My mum has been preparing different tonic for me since young but I am really not a fan of tonic, in fact I hate most of them due to their weird flavor. She tried many different types of tonic mainly because I refused to drink them and I felt so painful to finish the expensive soup. This soup is the only exception because it is just so flavorful and comforting especially in a rainy day.
It is a soup that you can just drink it as a normal home-boiled soup time to time (unless you are allergic to Dang Shen or Bei Qi) or drink it regularly to strengthen your body. Even without this blog, I want to write this down for L, for W and my children in the future. I want to pass it down the generation just like my mum passed it to me.