Four Substances Soup
sì wù jī tāng
This soup is a nourishing chicken broth made with an herbal concoction. Unlike a tonic for curing diseases, this soup is known for nourishing the body’s vitality. It is a soup particularly sought after by women who have just finished their monthly periods. The taste is delectable and a little sweet due to the four prominent herbs: Dang-gui (Angelica sinensis), Dried Di-huang (Rehmannia glutinosa), Chuan-xiong (Ligusticum wallichii), and Shao-yao (Paeonia lactiflora).