Our Signature Confinement Dishes

Focus on authenticity, attention to detail and the insistence of quality herbs and ingredients have given NouRiche the well-deserved reputation as Singapore’s preferred confinement caterer. In the experienced hands of our Chef Gordon Wang, classic confinement soups and dishes are cooked to tasty, nutritious perfection. Here is a collection of our signature meals that have captured the hearts and appetite of thousands of mothers. No wonder many have chosen NouRiche to cook for them for another 60 days after the confinement month!

Black Vinegar Pig's Trotter

猪脚姜醋

Black vinegar is used to aid digestion and improve appetite. Together with ginger and sesame oil, this dish improves blood circulation and expels “wind” and “dampness” from the body. In addition, pig trotters are rich in collagen, while egg is a good source of high-quality protein and iron.

Five Willow Red Snapper Fish

五柳烧鱼 (彩椒+黑木耳+香菇) 红鲷鱼

Red snapper is low fat, filled with high quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins. These aids in tissue repair and prevent post-natal depression. Overall rich in nutrients, antioxidants and inhibits blood clotting.

Hong Zao Red Glutinous Rice Chicken

红糟鸡

Rice wine and Hong Zao help to warm up the body and improve blood circulation. The alcohol will evaporate after cooking, making it safe for breastfeeding mothers. If this is a concern, mothers can breastfeed 2 hours after consuming a dish with wine.
Herbs Used: “Hong Zao” (Red Glutinous Rice)

Liu Wei Nourishing Pork Rib Soup

六味滋补排骨汤

A potent combination of 6 traditional chinese herbs, which expels heatiness, strengthens digestive system, boost spleen function, improves appetite, nourish lungs and enhance your complexion. It also contains Anti-inflammatory and contains anti-ageing enzymes and also a good sources of protein, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. Herbs Used: Bulbus Lilii, Dioscorea (Huai Shan), Longan, Solomonseal Rhizome (Yu Zhu), Lotus Seed, Fox Nuts

Nourishing Cordyceps with Threadfin Fish Soup

虫草滋补午鱼汤

Cordyceps flower is a cultured mushroom that can strengthen the lungs, liver and kidney. This soup aids in building up the strength and immunity of the mother’s body after delivery.
Herbs Used: Cordyceps, Dioscorea (Huai Shan), Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen), Astragalus Root (Huang Qi), Wolfberry (Qi Zhi)

Papaya & Peanut with Pork Rib Soup

木瓜花生排骨汤

Green Papaya helps with promoting milk supply, it is also rich in Vitamin A and C. It also provides folate, a natural source of vitamin B, and is rich in dietary fibres and minerals such as potassium. Peanuts also viewed as a galactagogue in Asia culture. It is rich in plant based protein, rich in fats (both mono and polyunsaturated fats), high in Vitamin B complex (which boost energy level) and it is believed to enhance milk production as well.
Herbs Used: Red Date, Wolfberry (Qi Zhi)

Radix Astragali, Codonopsis Pilosula
Black Chicken Soup

北芪党参乌鸡汤

Black chicken tonifies and nourishes the Yin of kidney and liver and bring down any fevers that are associated with Yin deficiency.
Herbs Used: Astragalus Root (Huang Qi), Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen), Chinese Angelica Root (Dang Gui), Polygonum (He Shou Wu), Wolfiporia Cocos (Fu Ling)

Sheng Hua Soup

生化汤

A purifying tonic that helps to expedite the discharge of lochia, and cleanse mother’s body of toxins. It also replenishes the qi or energy, and blood expended during labour.
Herbs Used: Szehuan Lovage Root (Chuan Xiong), Semen Persicae (Tao Ren) 桃仁, Chinese Angelica Root (Dang Gui), Roasted Licorice Root (Zhi Gan Cao), Chinese Motherwort (Yi Mu Cao), Blast-fried Ginger (Pao Jiang), Carthamus Tinctorius (Hong Hua)

Steamed Cod Fish with Gastrodia

天麻蒸雪鱼

Cod fish is highly nutritious and ideal to boost up body potency especially for postpartum recovery. It is packed with protein, vitamin B and minerals. Also especially great to be taken during confinement, if mothers are breastfeeding their baby.

Herbs Used: Gastrodia (Tian Ma), Astragalus Root (Huang Qi), Red Date, Wolfberry (Qi Zhi)

Stir-Fried Broccoli with White Fungus and Capsicum

绿椰彩椒银杏白木耳

Broccoli and capsicum are high in dietary fibres, vitamin A and C. While white fungus is rich in protein and vitamins, nourish the body Yin, as well as improve digestive functions to promote stronger immunity and build resistance to diseases.
Herbs Used: Wolfberry (Qi Zhi)

Stir-Fried Kai Lan with King Oyster Mushroom

芥兰扒杏包菇

Kai lan is the superstar of vegetables where nutrients are concerned. It has the highest calcium content of any vegetable. While king oyster mushroom also have decent nutritional value thanks to their wide range of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants that help in fighting free radicals in the body.
Herbs Used: Wolfberry (Qi Zhi)

Ten Herbal Chicken Soup

十全鸡汤

This soup helps eliminate feelings of lethargy and other symptoms that result from an imbalance of nutrients. Restore your body’s vitality, improve your metabolism and retain the glow of youth for longer with the anti-ageing properties of this antioxidant-rich soup.
Herbs Used: Chinese Angelica Root (Dang Gui), Astragalus Root (Huang Qi), Chinese Foxglove (Shu Di Huang), Szehuan Lovage Root (Chuan Xiong), Wolfiporia Cocos (Fu Ling), Polygonum (He Shou Wu), White Peony (Bai Shao), Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen), Red Date, Dioscorea (Huai Shan)

Our Library of Herbs

No pesticide, no sulphur, no heavy metal residue. Expect only the cleanest possible quality in all the herbs we use. Strict temperature and humidity control measures are also in place to protect their integrity and efficacy.

Astragalus Root

黄芪 (Huang Qi)

Astragalus is used to treat the common cold and upper respiratory infections. It stimulates the spleen, liver, lungs, circulatory and urinary system.

Black Bean

黑豆

Black beans help to strengthen bones, lowers blood pressure, reduces the risks of heart disease, good for pregnancy by promoting secretion of breast milk and contain high antioxidants.

Bulbus Lilii

百合 (Bai He)

Bai He nourishes Yin and moistens the lungs. It is used to treat chronic cough due to Yin deficiency and blood in sputum. It also clears heart heat and calms the spirit.

Burdock Root

牛蒡 (Niu Bang)

Burdock root helps to purify the blood, strengthens the lymphatic system and a natural diuretic and skin healer. It improves arthritis, helps treat an enlarged spleen and fights tonsillitis.

Chinese Angelica Root

当归 (Dang Gui)

Dang gui is widely used for women’s health and reputedly to aid cardiovascular conditions, osteoarthritis, inflammation, headache, infections, mild anaemia and hypertension.

Chinese Foxglove

熟地 (Shu Di Huang)

It nourishes the Yin, remove heat from the blood and is a tonic for the liver. It is good for the treatment of hypertension, anaemia, insomnia, constipation and fatigue too.

Chinese Motherwort

益母草 (Yi Mu Cao)

As the name implies, it is literally a beneficial herb for mothers. In China, it is being studied for its potential to prevent postpartum haemorrhage after caesarean section.

Codonopsis Root

党参 (Dang Shen)

It is a superb and potent Qi tonic. It invigorates the spleen and lung functions and promotes the production of body fluids. It helps to improve the digestive system and blood deficiency too.

Cordyceps

虫草

It is a fungi that improves respiratory health, increase oxygen uptake, boost heart health, detox the body and helps to boost energy level and the immune system too.

Dioscorea

准山 (Huai Shan)

It is used for menstrual cramps and discomfort, rheumatoid arthritis, stomach cramps and pain from gallstones. It also nourishes the heart, spleen, blood and calms the spirit.

Eucommia Bark

杜仲 (Du Zhong)

It has varying degrees of regulation on the immune system, endocrine system, central nervous system, circulatory system and urinary systems.

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Red Glutinous Rice

红糟 (Hong Zao)

It lowers bad cholesterol, strengthening cardio and regulating menses. Promotes blood circulation, helps discharge of blood clots.

Longan

桂圆

It helps to replenish blood, nourish the heart and spleen, improve overall complexion and well being. It also aids in the digestive system and promotes a healthy mind.

Red Date

红枣

It is highly nutritious and packed with fiber and antioxidants. Red dates help to tonify the spleen, replenish Qi, nourishes the blood and calms the mind.

Polygonum

何首乌 (He Shou Wu)

Polygonum replenishes the liver and kidney functions with vital essence and blood. It strengthens the tendons and bones too.

Solomonseal Rhizome

玉竹 (Yu Zhu)

It is used to treat lung disorders, reduce inflammation, and skin conditions. It also nourishes the yin and moistens internal dryness.

Szechuan Lovage Root

川芎 (Chuan Xiong)

This herb helps to invigorate blood and move Qi. It is renowned to help gynaecological disorders like irregular menses, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, difficult labour, postpartum abdominal pain and retained lochia. It also helps to expel wind and relieve pain including headache and dizziness.

White Peony

白芍 (Bai Shao)

It nourishes blood, activates circulation and cools blood; has astringent actions; pacifies liver and alleviates pain.

Wolfberry

枸杞 (Qi Zhi)

It is rich in polysaccharide and vitamins. It helps reinforce the liver and the kidneys, replenish vital essence and improve vision.

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