This is a dish I’ve discovered while I was following a few southeastern Asian cuisine accounts in instagram during the time I was off work spending time experimenting with recipes and I had such a high interest in southeastern cuisines because of the exotic flavors and ingredients that I find fascinating. I’ve had eaten Malaysian food while I was working in the ICU during the residency and I remember it was so comforting and nice even when it was delivery. (The hungrier, the more emotions involved, the stronger the memory of food gets, in my experience…)
The nutritional value is self-explanatory if you look at the amount of ginger, onion, garlic and shallots that get put in just making the sauce.
药材汤 Yàocái tāng
(Chinese herbal medicine soup)
Bone broth is a very commonly used way of incorporating Chinese herbs into a diet traditionally based on thousand-long chinese culture of traditional medicine.
There are millions of types of chinese herbs that are used in traditional chinese medicine but certainly the ones that are used for cooking is considered to be safe and can be used without the instruction of chinese herbal practitioners.
Wide variety of recipes are available and it may depend on whether or not if you have such herbs within your reach. If you have access to local chinese grocery stores, they sell bundle of chinese herbs. Or you could go online and find one easily. Some of them could be pricy but certainly these are considered to be medicinal and I believe they deserves to be priced such.
Egyptian white bean/vegetable soup ( الفاصوليا البيضاء مع مرق)
Me and my family traveled to Korea in September for family matters and we had a chance to have breakfast in a hotel we were staying. We were quite happy with the quality and diversity of food available there and surprisingly I have found Egyptian vegetable stew as an option amongst all the other things to try. I couldn't pass due to the curiosity I had and indeed it was amazingly good and I was glad that I didn't skip it. Moreover my daughter loved it so much and she asked me to make it after we came back. (She knows that I can cook pretty much anything lol) This is a recipe that seems to be pretty common in the middle eastern region like Egypt, Iraq and Turkey. It is typically served with rice and chicken but I didn't; use either of them and it was still so hearty (this is not my word but from my wife) It can be a great standalone recipe for those who wish to pursue vegan recipes. Of course you can add meat of choice if you wish. I have used pressure cooker to save time. You can improvise with any veggies you have in your fridge. I added celery leftover and it tasted great in it.