Monday, March 3, 2014
Confinement food - What's for lunch?
Ginger is a very special ingredient in confinement food because it is believed to drive away the wind. The Chinese believer that when the body is preparing for labour, the body pores open up allowing wind to enter the body. Eating ginger is believed to counter the wind.
Wine is very important as it is believed to enhance blood circulation and help to spread warth and nutrients to all parts of the body. Therefore most food are cooked in wine and ginger.
this leads to my first dish --> steam fish in Dom Benedict topped with sliced ginger. But guess what, I usually push all the sliced ginger to one side and eat only the fish. haha.