- Yuk Chuk, Kei Zi (Wolfberries), Dang Shen, Bei Qi, Red Dates, dried Oysters and dried small soup Scallops (U can use the big expensive ones.. LoL). Wash everything and soak for abt 10-15 mins with warm water, just to get rid of any impurities.
Chicken Thighs , remove the skin (if U wish). Here, The VianD uses the full Chicken Thigh and divide into two.
- Just a pinch of Salt and Sugar to taste. U simply do not want to cloud the soup in any way. ** Note : Just dash/pinch of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice (no rocket scientific measurement here). Always taste your Seasoning !!!
Put all the Herbal Ingredients at the bottom of a pot. Place the Chicken on top. Add boiling water, cover and steamed for abt. 3 hrs. U really gotta put in the 3-4 hours to get the nourishment of the herbs into the soup. (Optional : To avoid the Chicken being overcooked too soft, U might wanna take them out after abt 2 hour or so. Put them back into the hot soup just b4 serving). After abt. 3 hrs, ur pot of nourishing and soothing “Double-Boiled Herbal Chicken Soup” is ready to be serve hot.