Souperchef Special | Beauty Collagen Stew
(Chicken | Seafood | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Contains Gluten)
Almost every country and culture around the world boasts of some kind of restorative, comforting chicken soup. The practice of ingesting collagen to fight the effects of aging has been going on in the homes of Japan for years, but has only recently become a mainstream practice. The craze over skin-smoothing collagen has spread to “bijin nabe”, meaning beauty hotpots, with restaurants serving up collagen in the broth. On my recent trip to Japan, I had the opportunity to eat at Hanamidori, a mizutaki restaurant in Hakata serving such collagen hotpots.
When I set out to create a new SouperChef Special, I wanted to make a souper soul food using our homemade collagen stock that has been simmered for more than 16 hours to extract rich flavours and maximum nutrition. It worked wonderfully well when combined with yamaimo (mountain yam) and sea cucumber. Definitely a beauty booster and perfect for maintaining youthful skin and slow down the aging process. And it tastes awesome!
Ingredients: Marinated chicken, The Soup Spoon Collagen Chicken Soup Stock, chicken balls with yamaimo, sea cucumber, sharksfin melon, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, yamaimo, beancurd, black fungus, barley, soy sauce, onions, garlic and ginger.
Condiments: Toasted white sesame seeds, chopped spring onion and ginger scallion in oil.