Wednesday 5 April 2006

Fish Soup With Tian Ma

This Fish and  Tian Ma Soup (天麻生鱼汤) is a very nourishing soup for person with poor blood circulations and numbness in hands and legs. Besides the above, it can also cure coldness in the body with additional herbs such as Dang Gui, Red and Black Dates. So if you feel giddy and numb in certain parts of the body, you can try cooking this soup twice a week to see whether it works on you. And sometime certain people needs to take more frequent before they can see the effect.

Tian Ma (天麻):
It stop pain and calms the spirits plus it is good for treating pain in the waist, head and joints.

Red Dates (红枣):
It’s a blood tonic and can be used widely with other ingredients to nourish the body.

Dang Gui (当归):
It tastes sweet with hot and of warm nature. It benefits and balances the blood, regulates menses, treats pain and soothes the intestine.

Ginger (老姜):
If the drinkers body are of cold nature, use a few slices of mature ginger to expel and prevent Coldness.

Ingredients: (serves 2)
$2 - $3 Of Sheng Yu Slices( 生鱼片)
4-5 Slices Of Tian Ma (天麻)
4 Slices Of Dang Gui (当归)
4 Red Dates (红枣)
4 Black Dates (黑枣)
1 Teaspoon Ji Zi (枸杞子)
2 Slices Of Ginger (老姜)

¼ Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Rice Wine (米酒)

1. Rinse the fish, blanch in hot water then place it in a stewing pot.
2. Add in all the herbs and suitable amount of water (about 2 rice bowl) then double-boiled it for about 1.5 hours.
3. Remove and add in seasoning and serve hot with rice.

- You can used other fish like sea bass.


  1. Hi,

    i cook this soup for papa. he actually complained that it is tastless & a bit sour wor.
    hw can i improve the taste?


  2. Hi Adeline,

    Em....this soup is actually abit sour due to the Tian Ma & Black Dates but then u can actually improve it by adding more red dates(must use those sweet type) or u can switch the fish to chicken instead. Usually i just boil the tian ma with gou qizi and some water and drink it just like normal plain water.....:)



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