Healthy and hearty chicken essence!
Most of us won't be strangers to chicken essence, having downed bottles of them during examination or "stressful" periods. Or even for extra nourishment during pregnancy and postpartum. While I've had my fair share of chicken essence over the years, I've got to admit that I'm not exactly a fan of the taste... until I tried Tian Yuan Xiang recently. This popular brand hails from Taiwan and counts several celebs such as Linda Chung, Barbie Hsu and Ruby Lin as its fans!
It completely changed my mind about chicken essence.
Tian Yuan Xiang's chicken essence taste nothing like what we typically buy off the shelves. It's so pure, rich and flavourful... it's almost like drinking a bowl of fresh chicken soup that has been double-boiled for hours and hours on end.
In fact, a bowl of Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence is extracted from a whole chicken with no preservatives or water added. And the best part? Their chicken are free ranging, antibiotic-free and hormone-free which makes it safe for children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms too.
(This video interestingly explains more about their chickens and preparation process.)
What I tried was the Original Chicken Essence.
It comes frozen, with 60cc x 20 packets per box. This original flavour is loaded with Essence of Chicken, Wild Persimmon, Jujube Fructus, Lycii Fructus, Astragali Radix and retails at $170 per box.
As mentioned, it arrives frozen, so all you have to do is to cut open the packet, put the contents in a bowl and then microwave it for a few minutes or double boil if you prefer.
It took me about 2 minutes and tada, piping hot and nourishing chicken essence awaits you!
It's not necessary to add any water to it - simply enjoy it as it is!
Besides the Original Chicken Essence, they also have several other flavours such as Chicken Essence with Cordyceps, Chicken Essence for Pregnancy Plan and Chicken Essence with American Ginseng to suit your needs and preferences. See the full list here.
You can purchase Tian Yuan Xiang from their retail store at United Square or conveniently from their website at www.qchicken.com.sg
I honestly think it makes a great gift for mothers who have just gave birth or to your mother-in-law for her birthday/ Chinese New Year/ Christmas... you get the idea.
Tian Yuan Xiang
101 Thomson Road
B1-24A United Square
Tian Yuan Xiang will be celebrating its anniversary from 30 October to 12 November! And during this period, you get to enjoy 15% off all flavours of chicken essence!
Also, you can invite your friends to join you and stock up on this premium chicken essence because partial delivery is available for bulk purchase of 10 boxes of more. How it works is that after placing your order, they can deliver two boxes (or more) each time based on your needs and freezer space. This way, you wouldn't have to worry about expiry too!
It's time to enjoy some fresh chicken essence!