In TCM, dried unfried fish maw and snow fungus – which are featured in this recipe – are prized ingredients to improve skin.
Fish maw is also rich in protein and beneficial to the lungs.
Meanwhile, snow fungus, Mr Cheong says, helps reduce internal heat and moisten both lungs and skin.
To rehydrate the dried snow fungus, soak it in room temperature water for 30 minutes until it softens.
Add the yuzhu, dong yang shen, cordycep flowers, chicken, snow fungus, fish maw, black dates and red dates.