Saturday, September 10, 2005

Chicken with Stone's Ginger Wine

For Cantonese, this is traditionally cooked for distributing to relatives on the 12th day after delivery to inform them of the new addition to the family. New mothers are encouraged to drink this Chicken Wine to promote blood circulation & invigorate major organs in the body. The wine is good for warming the lower body, "mok yee(wood fungus)" has the property to cleanse the uterus and peanuts are good for promoting milk.

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200g Chicken pieces
10g "Mok Yee" (wood fungus), soaked & shredded
50g raw peanuts, soaked overnight & drained
1 cup Stone's Ginger Wine
2 cups hot water
1 tsp sesame seed oil
4 slices old ginger, shredded


Marinate Chicken (use: 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp soy, 1 tsp oil) for 5mins.

Heat sesame seed oil. Fry ginger until fragrant.

Add Wood Fungus, peanuts, & chicken. Stir fry well for a minute or two.

Pour in 2 cups hot water and bring to a boil and cook until chicken is cooked.

Finally add in the Stone's Ginger Wine and bring back to the boil.

Serve hot with plain rice


Anonymous said...

Hi Lily

You have a GREAT food blog here.

Loooking at your Chicken with Stone's Ginger Wine, could you kindly enlighten, what is "stone's gineger wine"? Is this something that I could get off the shelf in Chinese supermarkets?

Many thanks!

lilyng said...


you are london, so stone's ginger wine will not be a problem. i got mine from the liquor store. here is the link to stone's ginger wine

reon said...

Hi liying,
i stumbled upon ur blog while trying to find the recipe for gingko barley which i am going to try later =)
i am also interested in trying out this dish.
may i know if there are other kind of wine that i can use to substitute??
i am in usa now.
thank you

lilyng said...


perhaps you could use sherry/white wine

UKay said...

Great blog u have here!!! :)

I use brandy. It also tastes very very good in the right amounts... about one tablespoon to a bowl... just before eating. Brandy is great!

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily, I tried this recipe recently and it was a HUGE hit. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

If anyone is looking for it in Singapore, I bought mine (Stone's ginger wine) here:

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