Samgyetang @ Korean Chicken Soup With Tongkat Ali Root 韩式参汤
tongkat ali (or longjack) or scientific name as Eurycoma longifolia. There are a few types actually, some is black and some is white, and this orange type is the smallest species which has similar flavour to ginseng. It need to be dried up for long period storage. I finally put them into good use after one year of storage. haha....
Free range chicken about 1.6-2kg
1 cup glutinous rice soaked for an hour
(I used long grain basmati rice)
5 red dates or jujube
4 cloves garlic, skinned
7 sticks tongkat ali orange root (highly recommended)
Salt to taste
1 Litre cups water
*extra water for topping if possible
(1) wash and clean chicken then stuff in the rice, red dates and garlic. Sealed nice with a string.
(2) next heat up 1 Litre of water then pour boiling water into slow cooker pot and place in chicken & tongkat ali root.
(3) switch to high heat and let it cook for at least an hour. Add in extra water if possible. (tips : medium heat for gas cooker).
(4) add in salt once it's done and serve warm.