Apart from that, all food cooked for me is without salt! Yes, all the food must be plain. I think I am going to drink salt water for fun after confinement! @#$%!
Here are some of the foods I ate during confinement. Thanks to my mother-in-law, I had quite a variety.
Chicken cooked with dark soy sauce and ginger (Salt is not allowed but dark soy sauce is fine. What la, this “pantang”!!!)
Chicken soup cooked with ginger/white pepper
Kailan (Chinese kale)
Xiao bai cai (Chinese mustard)
Tang kwei chicken soup
Pig’s stomach soup cooked with white pepper
Chicken cooked with dried longan and ginger
Beef cooked with ginger
The famous kacama - chicken cooked with herbs, white wine and ginger
Mee sua (Chinese longetivity noodle) with chicken soup cooked with ginger
Pork cooked with black vinegar and ginger
Fish steamed with ginger
I am going to banish ginger from my life after this!
For dessert, I had apples.
I also had to drink DOM, supposedly to revitalize my body but I stopped taking after 2 nights, as my baby seems to get rashes on her face after I breastfeed her. Because of that, I also stopped taking kacama.
There is also a kind of Chinese medicine that I took, which can be obtained from the Chinese medical hall or shops selling Chinese herbs. This medicine is supposedly useful for getting rid of “wind” from my body. I had to take seven pieces of this medicine, one piece a day. Each piece is about the size of a quail’s egg and it costs RM10 each. It tastes a bit bitter.
Other foods which I consumed out of disobedience and lack of self discipline during my confinement are:
Tang yuen (Glutinuos rice balls)
Red bean bun
Cheezels and Pringles
~ Posted 8th January 2007 in Friendster Blog