Chicken essence has traditionally been known to boost energy levels, combat fatigue and strengthen the immune system when consumed regularly. That’s what I’ve been told by the Man and the MIL but I really don’t agree with the taste for mass consumer brands for chicken essence that is widely available at most supermarkets. My mom never really gave it to us to boost our energy levels growing up. And when I tried it in my later years as an adult. I really balked at – first, the colour of the mixture and secondly, the taste. I couldn’t really fathom why would people drink this dark mixture which looked like cough syrup gone wrong. No offense to any particular brand of conventional chicken essence, it’s just a personal preference. I later learned that it tasted better if the mixture up but well, first impressions do count and I couldn’t bring myself to try it again.
Which was why during my pregnancy years ago, I resorted to making my own chicken essence to help with my energy levels as well as to nourish my body. I have to add that it was really tedious for one entire chicken goes into the boiler to make a small bowl of essence. But I treasured every bowl of essence that my helper and my MIL helped to make for it really did help me get through the day at work without feeling overly tired and grouchy.
Fast forward some 5 years later, moms-to-be and adults for that matter will be really happy to know that there is now a much convenient way to get your chicken essence without having to rough it out in the kitchen!
I’ve heard of Hao Yi Kang from mummies as well as working moms. The packaging looks convenient for people-on-the-go. But more importantly, will I be able to get past the taste? I had been feeling poorly on and off for the past couple of months and was desperate to get my health back in order. So I purchased a box of chicken essence from Hao Yi Kang to try.
Verdict? Well, I got past the colour of the mixture. It had a natural yellow colour (reminded me of the chicken essence that was homemade) and taste-wise, it was extremely palatable on for my liking. I’ve gone on to purchase boxes of this for friends and my family for the packaging makes it so easy to bring around and so convenient to consume (no glass bottles to rid of).
When the folks at Hao Yi Kang reached out to me and asked if I was keen on reviewing the Lao Xie Zhen Premium Boiled Essence of Chicken. I jumped on the opportunity! I really enjoyed drinking the essence and I was looking forward to sharing the feedback I have on the essence with you.
Some key points on this premium boiled essence of chicken that’s useful to note:
- Using traditional slow-boiling method, both micro-molecules (collagen, peptide, amino acids, ets) and macro-molecules (proteins) can be fully extracted from the chicken.
- It is 100% natural (no preservatives, no additives, zero fats and cholesterol) and contains 18 types of amino acids.
- The ingredients for this is free-range chicken and premium pork-ribs.
Who can consume this?
- Best for pregnant moms as it helps in the growth of the baby. It can repair cells and tissues in the body and is helpful towards fetal support during pregnancy as well as wound healing during post-natal conditioning. It promoted post-natal milk secretion and can enhance the quality of the milk.
- For students, elderly and working adults: The high protein content makes it ideal for daily nourishment and supplement during recuperation. It also helps to boost immune system and can combat fatigue.
I also liked that each packet of essence is packaged conveniently for room temperature storage, in a 4-layered opaque sachet exclusively imported from Japan. Similar to a baby bottle, the inner packaging material is tested with no plastic and heavy metal reside thus making it very safe to consume.
Shelf life can be stored up to 18 months after manufacturing without preservatives. Using Japan’s technology of high temperature and high-pressure sterilization sealing method to preserve the nutrients.
On preparation of the essence, it is really easy! All you need to do is to put the unopened sachet into a cup of hot water for 3 minutes, tear open the sachet and ta-dah, it’s ready to consume!
Love the convenience of the product and I will consider bringing it when we travel. Bub still likes her Asian meals so this essence will come in handy when she misses her soup with rice!
When should one take the chicken essence? I would highly recommend that you consume this in the morning before breakfast for the best effect. It really does help to boost energy levels and I don’t feel as tired. Do not consume this at night! I once made the mistake for I was tempted to drink it as a soup and it gone horribly wrong as I was kept awake for most of the night.
Moms will also be happy to know that the Lao Xie Zhen Premium Boiled Essence of Chicken can also be consumed by children above 2 years old. The Bub is really quite picky when it comes to trying out new foods. So when I had my essence ready and tore the packaging, she caught a whiff of the essence and was opened to trying a sip of it. She loved it and proceeded to gulp down spoonfuls of the essence after. Imagine my happiness! Granted that she is still young to be boosting her energy levels (in fact, she’s often bouncing off the walls), but continued consumption of the essence will help strengthen her immunity and that to me is way more important!
Voted 2018 best chicken essence for pre-natal and post-natal by Mummys Market Singapore, Lao Xie Zhen Premium Boiled Essence of Chicken from Hao Yi Kang definitely won our hearts over and has our vote for the best-tasting chicken essence! It makes great gifts for moms-to-be and new moms as well as a great perk-me-up for combating fatigue which is the state that I am currently in. Looking forward to more regular consumption too so as to strengthen my immunity.
Disclaimer : We received a box of Lao Xie Zhen Premium Chicken Essence (14 packets) from Hao Yi Kang for this review. No additional monetary rewards were given. All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using the product. Any queries on the product should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.