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 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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 is used to treat the common cold and upper respiratory infections. It stimulates the spleen, liver, lungs, circulatory and urinary system.
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.
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 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.
Dang gui is widely used for women’s health and reputedly to aid cardiovascular conditions, osteoarthritis, inflammation, headache, infections, mild anaemia and hypertension.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It has varying degrees of regulation on the immune system, endocrine system, central nervous system, circulatory system and urinary systems.
It lowers bad cholesterol, strengthening cardio and regulating menses. Promotes blood circulation, helps discharge of blood clots.
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.
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 replenishes the liver and kidney functions with vital essence and blood. It strengthens the tendons and bones too.
It is used to treat lung disorders, reduce inflammation, and skin conditions. It also nourishes the yin and moistens internal dryness.
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.
It nourishes blood, activates circulation and cools blood; has astringent actions; pacifies liver and alleviates pain.
It is rich in polysaccharide and vitamins. It helps reinforce the liver and the kidneys, replenish vital essence and improve vision.