A Must Have Drink and Dish During Your Confinement Period

A must have drink at some stage in confinement duration is RED DATES LONGAN DRINK. Different confinement nannies do it in a different way however the essential elements : crimson dates, wolfberries and dried logan are a should!

There are 2 different methods to do it. Version 1: Red dates, longan, wolfberries and ginger . More pungent because of the ginger. (it’s far commonly given in sanatorium too, if you opt for confinement food) Version 2: Red dates, black dates, dried longan, wolfberries and dong sam that is sweeter, simpler on the throat.


1. Rinse all elements and put elements in a pot of water (round 1 litre) and simmer for at the least forty five mins.
2. Serve heat.

** it’s far higher to dispose of the seed within the dates, then it’ll not be considered a “heaty” drink. And you may get all the substances from any Chinese medical corridor.



Black vinegar purifies the blood and cleanses the arteries while the ginger drives out the “wind”. The brown sugar is to check at the “dampness” inside the body. As a precaution in opposition to the vinegar being too acidic and can weaken the belly, the glutinous ligaments and collagen of the pig’s trotters are inside the dish to function a lubricant. Sesame oil is to promote blood flow and the eggs to nourish the body.


-Pig’s trotters 2 kg
-Old ginger (skinned & barely smashed) 1 kg
-Sesame oil four tablespoons
-Black vinegar 800ml (four cups)
-Water 1.5l (9 cups)
-Brown sugar 600g
-Hard boiled eggs (shelled) 4 nos


1. Thoroughly easy pig’s trotters. Cut into large serving pieces.
2. When sesame oil is warm, fry antique ginger until golden brown and fragrant.
3. Put in fried ginger into big claypot. Add vinegar, water and brown sugar. Bring to boil and depart to simmer for (approx 30 mins) or till ginger is smooth.
Four. Add pig’s trotters and simmer until tender and gentle (approx. 2 hours)
5. Add difficult boiled eggs before serving.

When my confinement nanny cooked this dish, the entire house scent of ginger! The first spoon of the gravy stimulates salivation and increases your urge for food. Try it! Hope you want these recipes… And revel in your confinement period.