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Karl’s Medicinal Dong Quai Chicken Soup

My girls have been feeling run down lately and they requested dong quai chicken soup. Dong quai is also called women’s gensing, because it is supposed to do for a woman what gensing is supposed to do for a man. It would not harm a man to eat this soup, but if you are a man—or a woman who does not need it—it simply smells really bad. If you are a woman in need of feminine (yin) balancing it—apparently—smells wonderful.

Karl’s Medicinal Dong Quai Chicken Soup

Karl’s Medicinal Dong Quai Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Steamed Dong Quai Chicken

We were introduced to this dish while we lived in Chengdu, Sichuan. Dong quai is a Chinese root that is good for women. Suffice it to say, that what ginseng is supposed to do for men, dong quai is supposed to do for women. If you want to know more, The Soup Queen goes into far more (and personal) detail on the subject than I possibly could. I do not make this dish very often, only when my women are feeling ragged.

Karl’s Steamed Dong Quai Chicken (topped with the pea sprouts)

Karl’s Steamed Dong Quai Chicken
(topped with the pea sprouts)

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