Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber // 海参鸭

Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber // 海参鸭

Our friends from Huiji gave us a bottle of Waist Tonic to try. I’ve seen this in our local supermarkets but I never got around to buying it. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to try the product and infused its goodness in our meals.

Huiji Waist Tonic consists selected premium Chinese herbs such as Radix Ginseng, Cordyceps Sinensis (fermented), Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae), Zhi He Shou Wu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori Praeparata), Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) and Dates (Fructus Jujubae). Mild in taste and fragrant in scent, this product has excellent effects when taken regularly. Huiji Waist Tonic can help relive aches in the waist and knees, nourishes the yin and blood. The tonic can also invigorate the kidneys, darken the hair and improve complexion. Wow! Sounds like a magic potion in a bottle! Please note that this product is not suitable for pregnant women.

Since we got this bottle of goodness, we thought of making full use of it by adding it to our dishes. Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber or we normally call it 海参鸭 is one of my favourite. I’m a gravy person so anything with yummy gravy is kinda my thing. 🙂  Please see our step-by-step video here to see how we cooked this yummy dish. How to Cook Yummy Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber

Hope you can recreate this yummy dish in the comfort of your home. Thanks for dropping by.


Serves 3 – 4 person

Marinating Ingredients for duck


1/2 a whole duck

1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

2 tablespoon light soy sauce

2 tablespoons Shaoxing Huatiao cooking wine

40ml Huiji waist tonic

Stir-frying ingredients for sea cucumber


2 teaspoons sesame oil

4 slices of ginger

8 pieces of sea cucumber – small (soaked/soften)

1/2 capful of Shaoxing Huatiao cooking wine

Stir-frying ingredients for mushrooms


2 teaspoons sesame oil

2 – 3 cloves of garlic – minced

10 pieces of dried mushroom (halved)

2 teaspoons light soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon sugar

Gravy for duck


2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

80ml Huiji waist tonic

1 chicken stock cube

enough water to cover the duck in pot

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Thicken with cornstarch solution

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P/S: Roland has been drinking a mini cup of Huiji Waist Tonic straight up for the past week and he has been raving out it. Apparently, his backache problem seemed to have been elevated after he started drinking the waist tonic. Big thumbs up! Another side note: This waist tonic is not suitable for pregnant women but should be extremely beneficial for ladies on confinement.

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