About a month ago, I’ve embarked on a 30 days-with-Huiji-Waist-Tonic Journey. Basically, I consumed a capful of the herbal tonic twice a day, for 30 days.
Now, prior to this post, I’ve definitely heard of Huiji Waist Tonic and had always associated it as “something good” for the waist (as the name suggests). And I was not wrong. It helps to alleviate backache and strengthen your waist, especially vital for working adults constantly clocking in long hours at their desks.
But that’s not all, there are more benefits you could enjoy from regular consumption of this very mild tasting, alcohol and sugar-free tonic:
√ Overcome fatigue, nourish vital energy and promote blood circulation
√ Nourish and darken the hair naturally
√ Suitable for confinement and breastfeeding moms to restore health and energy level
√ Vegetarian and Halal certified
√ Can be added to soups and dishes
You may wonder how a waist tonic could be of help with these symptoms. This is due to the use of 100% natural premium herbs that have medicinal and toning properties – Cordyceps, Duzhong, Dang Gui, Shouwu, Dazao and Ginseng.
Unlike other herbal tonics in the market, I find the taste of Huiji’s to be very pleasant. For someone who is not a fan of herbal tonic, I really have no problem drinking this regularly. In fact, I look forward to my daily dosage of goodness!
* While Huiji Waist Tonic can be consumed by almost everyone as a health tonic, pregnant mums should avoid taking it. This is because certain Chinese herbs that are contained in this concoction may disrupt the development of the growing foetus.
To usher in the upcoming Lunar New Year, here is a simple yet tasty fall-off-the-bone Herbal Duck Noodle recipe incorporated with Huiji Waist Tonic you could make at home. You could also omit the noodles and serve it with rice instead. It is that versatile.
2 duck thighs (approx. 600g) – washed and pat dry (you could use half of a duck too)
1 packet chicken herbal soup mix – (mine consists of Huai Shan, Wolfberries, Yu Zhu, Dang Gui)
1 tbsp minced ginger
1 section sugar cane (approx. 9 – 10 inches) – smashed with the back of the knife (optional)
1 tbsp salt
2 tsp chicken powder
1500 ml water
Huiji Waist Tonic
Flour Vermicelli (Mee Sua)
Serves 3 – 4
Rub ginger and salt all over the duck thighs thoroughly, rinse well and pat dry. This will get reduce the gamey smell from the duck.
Sprinkle and rub some salt on the duck.
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat 1 tbsp oil and place in the duck thighs, skin side down and brown them until the skin turns crispy and golden brown. If necessary, do it in two batches. This will get rid of the excess oil from the duck.
Remove excess oil from the pot and add in the herbs and water. Bring to boil.
Add in duck thighs, cover and continue to simmer for 1.5 hours or until the flesh is tender and fall of the bones.
Season soup with chicken powder and some salt. Taste and adjust with more seasoning if necessary.
*The herbal flavor will be further enhanced by Huiji Waist Tonic at the last step.
Before to serve, boil the vermicelli according to package instructions.
Place vermicelli in serving bowls and ladle on the soup and duck meat.
Pour a cap (20 ml) of Huiji Waist Tonic into the soup and enjoy.
* This post is brought to you in partnership with Huiji Waist Tonic.