Simple Recipes for the Confinement Period

Confinement period is very important for a woman, and she should take special care of her diet during this time. A healthy and nutritious diet will help her body heal naturally and quickly. Here are some food recipes for you!

Stewed Pork with Vinegar

Pork is rich in protein and is a great ingredient to include in your meals.


  • 450g pork knuckles
  • 450g pig trotters
  • 450g whole gingers
  • 200g palm sugar
  • 650ml black vinegar
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup raw peanuts, shelled
  • 4 tbsp. Sesame oil


  1. Boil about 8 cups of water and add black vinegar, ginger and sugar in it. Let it simmer for about an hour. Once done, keep this stew overnight.
  2. In another bowl, boil pork trotters and knuckles and discard the remaining water
  3. In the third bowl, heat some sesame oil, add in the sliced ginger, sauté for 2 minutes. Add to it the pork mixture, and cook until it changes color.
  4. Once the pork mixture is done, add in the vinegar stew to it, and top with shelled peanuts.

Sweet Potatoes and Ginger Tea

The most important and the main ingredient here is ginger.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and chopped
  • 45g ginger
  • Handful of red dates
  • ½ cup dried longans
  • 2 tbsp. Palm sugar
  • 5 cups water


  1. This is a one pot dish. Add all the ingredients in a pot, and let is simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes become soft.
  2. Add sugar

Papaya Lotus Soup


  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 lotus roots, washed and peeled
  • 300g pork ribs, washed and chopped
  • 300g papaya, chopped
  • 200g raw peanuts
  • Handful of red dates
  • 2 tbsp. Light soy sauce
  • 8 cups water


  1. Boil 8 cups of water and add to it garlic, lotus root, pork ribs, papaya, peanuts, and red dates and cook for 2 hours.
  2. Add light soya sauce before serving

Chicken Soup

Chicken stew is yet another important recipe for the confinement period. Try this easy and delicious recipe and feel refreshed and energetic.


  • 1 whole chicken leg (with drumstick)
  • 1 tbsp coarse salt
  • 2 slices Angelica Sinensis (Dang Gui)
  • 1 tsp wolfberries
  • 2 pieces Sze Chuan lovage


  1. Rinse the chicken leg and get rid of the fats
  2. Marinate the leg with salt
  3. Insert Angelica Sinensis and Sze Chuan lovage in between the skin and meat.
  4. Keep it aside to marinate for about 2 hours
  5. Steam the chicken over medium fire until cooked

Ginger Fried Rice


  • 200g cooked rice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 80g ginger, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of light soy sauce


  1. Heat the sesame oil, and add ginger to it
  2. Saute for 1 minute
  3. Add in beaten eggs, and stir fry until cooked
  4. Add in rice, and salt. Stir fry over high heat until all the ingredients are combined together

All the Chinese confinement food recipes are tasty and very healthy for you. If you want to ensure that your meals are well taken care of, get some help from an expert! The cost of hiring a confinement nanny in Singapore to prepare these meals for you is definitely worth it.

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