Stewed Sweet Herbal Chicken Soup (Gà Hầm Thuốc Bắc) is really delicious and healthy. Most herbal chicken soup can be bitter and kids do not like them. This Traditional Vietnamese Food, however, is sweet due to the ingredients used. With a combination of American dried fig, red dates, honey dates, gojiberries, dried longan, pei ji and yuk chuk , you can be assured of a sweet tasting soup filled with goodness.
 
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This amount of herbs used in this soup is estimates only and do not come under any special recipe from the Chinese medicine store. (Some ingredients above are mostly from China, so I cannot translate it to English, hope you do not mint it).
 
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To make this Traditional Vietnamese Food, you need to collect the ingredients. Some of them are quite hard to look for, so you need to ask for help of chef masters. The herbs used are from top (clockwise) – red dates, dried longan, American dried figs, pei ji, honey dates and yuk chuk. Kei chee is not shown in the picture but you can see them floating on the 1st picture above.
 
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Clean the chicken legs and pour boiling water over it. This will help to remove some unpleasant “smell”. Bring water in double boiler to boil. Place herbs on bottom of a double boiler and place chicken on top of the herbs. Add the 700 ml boiling water and cover lid. Double boil for 3 hours. Add salt to taste before serving. This is only simple of making this Traditional Vietnamese Food, you could search more information to make perfect dish.
 
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To sum up, if you want the soup to be healthier, you might want to remove the chicken skin prior to cooking. This Traditional Vietnamese Food is really a healthy food for patient, especially the person who is getting sick. Hope you love this post and have a great day.
 
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From Vietnamese Food Team.

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    Long 2013-08-22 07:00:51 Reply

    the last pictures of this recipes is exactly same the one from kokotaru.com.

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      Chef Yuen 2013-08-22 07:00:51

      Hi Long. I do not know this photo came from. I searched from google images. And because it is not from us, we do not put any water mark on photos :). Just wanna share to many ppl know abt this dish, dear. :).

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