This is one delicious chicken herbal soup that's good for us. I have been drinking this soup for ages, my mom used to cook this soup for us when we were little. And now I took over the cooking of chicken herbal soups. This is also the soup that I drank during confinement because dang kwai was not allowed in the first two weeks.
2 chicken drumsticks
4 Rhozoma Dioscoreae (wai san)
2 Astragalus Root (pak kei), cut into half
4 Codonopsis Pilosula (tong sum), cut into half
1 Tbp. full Fructus Lycii (kei chi)
10 red dates
1 black date (optional)
5-6 dried longan
1000ml water (one quart)
Salt to taste
1. Put all the herbs in a colander and lightly rinse it under running tap water. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. When boiled, add chicken drumsticks and the rest of the ingredients except salt.
3. Turn it to low and simmer the herbal soup for 4 hours. Season to taste with salt before serving.