Monday, July 25, 2011


什么是虫草花? do not mistakenly it to be cordyceps 冬虫夏草!! is actually human cultivated fungus from Cordycepsmilitaris 蛹虫草 a very neutral food so no worries of getting heaty after eating too much of these :D It taste kind of crunchy and chewy after cooking, so besides steaming with chicken, it can be used in stir-frying or boiling with soup...


ready to be steamed

after 1.5hrs steaming....
  • 1 kampong chicken
  • 30gm 玉竹
  • 10gm 虫草花
  • 10gm 枸杞子
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Rinse all herbs thoroughly. Soak in 1/2 cup water till soften.
  • Wash chicken thoroughly, trim away excess fats. Rub 1/2 tsp salt evenly over the chicken including the cavity.
  • Place chicken in a steamer plate. Pour over herbs together with the liquid. Stuff some herbs into the cavity.
  • Steam over boiling water on medium heat for 1.5hrs.


WendyinKK said...

Looks very delicious.
I'll try this out the next time I see those fungus.

Rose world said...

Oh! I thought they are the same!! Thanks for the information. Love this herbal chicken soup

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