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Chicken in Glutinous Rice Wine

This Chicken in Glutinous Rice Wine dish is an essential soup for women recovering from after childbirth, taken after the twelve day of delivery.  Usually a home-brew, this rice wine uses glutinous rice and Chinese yeast cake and left to ferment in an air-tight jar for about a month.  This is  healthy food for post-natal mothers, helps in blood circulation, helpts to get rid of  wind and warms the body.  It can be served on its own or with hot white rice or taken with noodles.

Recipe for Chicken in Glutinous Rice Wine

    • half  free-range chicken
    • 5 Shitake mushrooms, soaked, stemmed and cut
    • 1 piece wood ear fungus/mook yee
    • 1 small piece ginger, sliced
    • 4 cups water
    • 1 cup Chinese glutinous rice wine
    • Sesame oil
    • Salt and a bit of rock sugar to taste
    1. Saute the chicken with some sesame oil and ginger till fragrant.
    2. Add in the mushrooms and wood ear fungus, stir-fry.
    3. Add in 4 cups of water, bring to the boil, lower heat and simmer till chicken is cooked through.
    4. Pour in the glutinous rice wine (add more if desired), simmer to a light boil.
    5. Add salt and rock sugar to taste.
    6. Turn off heat, ladle onto serving bowls.
    7. Serve.


  1. i like this dish very much ~ : ) : )

  2. Hi Cheah, is this glutinous rice wine the same as the wine obtained from red yeast fermentation?. Just receive a bottle from a friend and still thinking what to do with it. This soup must be very flavourful and 'sweet'.

    1. The wine that I used wasn't from red yeast. They work more or less the same. I like to have this soup once in a while but not during humid and hazy weather!

  3. Very nice clicks and this chicken dish looks very delicious and nutritious too!

    1. Thanks. Yes, it's good to have this nutritious soup once in a while.

  4. This is my favourite chicken dish. I usually wont add water in it as I like full flavour of the wine in the chicken. Absolutely delicious.

    1. Wow, which means you can take wine, liquor, good for you. I can't need to dilute it.

  5. Cheah, this is my favourite and my version is of ang jiu mee suah. Cheers :)

  6. Hi Sokehan Cheak , what a yummy looking dish , put it on my do-do-recipe , comfort food , thanks for sharing :).

  7. This is so NUTRITIOUS and delicious, Cheah.

  8. Looks just amazing! Not just for women I guess :)

  9. Cheah, this is my favorite and I am like Mel won't add water just the wine love the full flavor of wine with chicken.

    1. I find that too thick and I'll go 'bonkers'!

  10. My family and i love this dish too. We are lucky to have my MIL as our homebrewer, she constantly replenish our stock although none of our family members are recovering from childbirth for some time already :))

    1. Wow, you're lucky. I'm sure you'll learn from her how to brew this wine.

  11. Looks so lovely and tempting, my dear! Too bad, this is off-limits for me as I'm allergic to this Chinese wine! :(

    1. Thank you. I need to dilute this as I'll go red and hot all over if I take it too concentrated!

  12. What a beautiful dish! I eat a lot of this too way back then, now looking yours, I suddenly have a craving for idea where to get the wine though.

    1. Perhaps you can try the grocers but it's better if it's home brewed.


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