Friday, April 27, 2012

GE LAI FOOD

As a Filipino-Chinese, after giving birth means that I have to follow a certain "ritual",  we call it Ge Lai.  This is said to help rebuild our strength from all the stress and blood loss during pregnancy.  It's a strict ritual with a lot of no nos  - no drinking of water, hot or cold,  no veggies, no juice drinks, no electric fan,  no heavy lifting, nothing heavier than your baby, and no taking a bath.  This will go on for a month.  Yes a month. 
So what do we drink?  There's a special concoction that are made from dates, longgan and other stuffs that they boil for a long time, that's your water for the whole period.
What do we eat?  Aything that will make our body warm like ginger, sesame oil, duck, pigeon, black chicken, chocolates:) lots and lots of chocolates :). That is the best part.
I'm lucky to have friends and families who can cook well that I actually enjoyed eating my Ge Lai food.

These are some Ge Lai Food from Auntie Susan

                                            LONGGANISA SAUTEED WITH GINGER
                                                        SESAME BLACK CHICKEN
                       It may look ewwww but this is really delicious. My favorite.


                                        BEEF SLICES WITH GINGER AND SESAME
                             NATIVE CHICKEN COOKED IN SESAME AND GARLIC
                                                                          love this

 RICE WITH GINGER, EGG WITH GINGER AND PORK TENDERLOIN SLICES
                         my first Ge Lai food from my husbands cousins mom =) layo noh?
                                      SESAME BLACK CHICKEN FROM CHEF JON
LACTATION COOKIES FROM CHEF RAQ 
I'm a breastfeeding mom so this helped a lot
This cookie contains Fenugreek and Flaxseed that will help me lactate and stay healthy =) 
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2 comments:

  1. Hi Deryl, nice blog! very helpful. May I ask if it's okay to ask for your recipes? If OK, my email address is jench107@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  2. Hello, may I ask for the no. Of Chef Jon for the black sesame chicken? Thank you

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