Confinement Diet / Confinement Period

I WILL NOT SEE THE WORLD FOR ONE MONTH

It is a dejavu to be talking about “confinement” again. 35 months ago I had my confinement for the first time after giving birth to our daughter. If you ask me what is...

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DRUNKEN CHICKEN SOUP

DRUNKEN CHICKEN SOUP

Sesame oil, ginger, and cooking wine are three important ingredients in confinement recipes. If you are wondering what confinement is, you can read about it here. This drunken chicken soup or sometimes people...

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RED FERMENTED RICE CHICKEN

RED FERMENTED RICE CHICKEN/ RED VINASSE CHICKEN

The first time I had a dish cooked with red yeast rice/red fermented rice/red vinasse was the time when I had my “confinement period” after giving birth to my baby girl. I have...

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BABY FULL MONTH CELEBRATION

The end of one-month is celebrated by few tradition such as bathing a baby with petals from flowers. Normally crysanthemum flowers are used. Since we couldn’t find one here, we use the yellow...

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CHICKEN NOODLES / MIE AYAM

CHICKEN NOODLES / MIE AYAM

My mom has been using lots of chicken bones to make Essence of Chicken with DOM Benedictine Liqueur. So, what to do with the rest of the chicken meat ? Well, a lot...

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BLACK CHICKEN SOUP

BLACK CHICKEN SOUP

Another popular confinement recipe is black chicken soup. The chicken is literally black in color. From what I read, black chicken is also called a Silkies, due to its silk-like plumage. This breed...

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FISH WITH GREEN PAPAYA SOUP

FISH WITH GREEN PAPAYA SOUP

Fish and green papaya soup is one of the important recipes during confinement (at least to my mom and I believe many others too). The green papaya helps in production of breast milk,...

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CHICKEN STIR-FRY WITH DOM BENEDICTINE LIQUEUR

CHICKEN STIR-FRY WITH DOM BENEDICTINE LIQUEUR

My mom saw this recipe at one of the cable shows and she modified a little bit. I know she’s trying hard to keep the confinement recipes “interesting”. Overall, I’m okay with it....

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CHICKEN WITH GINGER

CHICKEN WITH GINGER

I think my mom feels bad having to feed me ginger every single day with her confinement recipes lol! She told me that she’s also sick of cooking with ginger ha! I have...

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MEE SUA WITH RED YEAST RICE

MEE SUA WITH RED YEAST RICE

My hubby asked me before if I made this Noodles with Fermented Rice Residue/ 红糟面线 before. I’ve never heard of it or made it before. Then when I saw this recipe at Kitchen...

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Braised Pork Hocks with Black Vinegar

BRAISED PORK HOCKS WITH BLACK VINEGAR

It seems like Fiorina was just born yesterday. It has been 12 days since our bundle of joy arrives. The 12th day of confinement is also marked by a small celebration by preparing...

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Chicken double boiled with DOM

CHICKEN DOUBLE BOILED WITH DOM BENEDICTINE LIQUEUR

After 10 days of not showering (I know…I know…!!), finally today I have the luxury of taking a shower. Something that we all take for granted everyday, is a luxury during confinement period....

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