• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

ADD fresh huai shan, also known as shao yao and wild Chinese yam, to your diet to tap into its nourishing and immune system-strengthening properties. This recipe was first published in Amy Beh’s column, Cook’s Nook. 

Recipe Ingredient

  • 150 g chicken drumstick meat (deboned and cubed)
  • 150 g fresh Huai Shan (peeled and cut into slices or desired shapes)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 - 5 thin slices young ginger
  • 1 stalk spring onion (cut into lengths)
  • 1 stalk celery (sliced at a slant)
  • 15 g red capsicum (cut into triangles)
  • 15 g green capsicum (cut into triangles)
  • 1 tbsp kei chi (goji berry)
  • 150 ml water
  • Marinade:
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • sesame oil to taste
  • 1 tsp tapioca flour
  • Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp chicken stock powder


  1. Season chicken with the marinade for 10 minutes.
  2. Scald fresh huai shan slices in boiling water briefly for 2-3 minutes. Dish out and put aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok and stir-fry ginger and spring onion until fragrant. Add in marinated chicken, toss and fry briskly.
  4. Add scalded huai shan slices and the rest of the ingredients, except water. Fry briefly and add seasoning. Pour in the water and simmer for 6-7 minutes or until gravy has thickened. Dish out.

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