Traditional Confinement Cuisine
Traditional Confinement Food
The Taste Of Time & Home
In traditional dishes, we use a lot of old ginger , sesame oil, rice wine, black vinegar and red dates. According to traditional confinement theory; all of these above ingredients helps in one way or another to dispel ‘wind’, remove ‘cold, regulate blood level and stimulate ‘qi’.
Commonly Asked Questions
What Is Traditional Chinese
After the delivery of the newborn baby, the confinement period for mothers is a crucial time where they would need to adhere to a certain regime that includes a nutritious diet to regain their health back. Depending on individual beliefs or preferences, the confinement period can last between 28 to 40 days. With all the postpartum changes the body is going through along with demanding parenting responsibilities, mothers would need a significant amount of time and energy to recover.
Confinement food consists of specially-made meals prepared with beneficial ingredients for postpartum mothers to improve their wellbeing after giving birth. In Singapore, Chinese confinement food are popular for its traditional herbs and ingredients designed to replenish the energy levels lost during childbirth delivery. In fact, the ingredients in confinement foods can also be similar to the ones found in traditional Singapore food.
Thoughtfully reviewed by our in-house dietitian, our menu comprises traditional recipes along with fusion variety, with carefully selected ingredients targeted towards specific benefits to aid in the recovery process of postpartum mothers.
Many believe that confinement is one of the most important periods where mothers have to let their body recover in a proper way and be nourished with varieties of Chinese herbs. All our menus are advised and planned out according to TCM theories. Moreover, all the ingredients that we used in the meal are lactation-friendly such as green papaya, salmon, and many others.
For mothers who have just given birth and are specifically looking for Chinese food delivery, our menu can give them exactly what they are looking for; the authentic Chinese food taste and ample nutrition.
Are traditional confinement
suitable for both natural
birth and C-Sec moms?
Yes, they are suitable for both natural birth and C-Sec moms. However, some C-Sec moms believe that they cannot consume chicken or egg during confinement. It has never been scientifically proven that consuming chicken can harm mothers who have gone through c-section delivery. At the end of the day, it all comes down to their preference and personal belief. If C-sec mommies don’t want chicken for the first week, we can opt that out for them and replace it with pork instead. We try to be as accommodative as possible to serve the confinement food Chinese moms and others can equally enjoy.
Are the traditional
meals suitable for
Our traditional confinement meals are definitely suitable for breastfeeding. As a matter of fact, some of our dishes are catered to help mothers increase their milk supplies as well. The confinement period is vital for mothers to pay special attention to their diet and what they consume, as their bodies will be absorbing the required nutrients to gain strength and recover physically. Likewise, it can also make their breastfeeding experience much better simply by following proper Chinese confinement diet. The postpartum recovery period is not merely a traditional upkeep but a necessity where an ideal diet can help mothers avoid suffering from poor health and experiencing common symptoms like backaches and headaches.
What are the herbs used for
traditional Chinese confinement
Generally, we use herbs like ginseng, dang gui, dang shen, Old Ginger, Angelica, fenugreek etc.
What are the common foods
ingredients during confinement?
There are various types of confinement foods ranging from meat dishes to soups. If you are in search of Chinese confinement food Singapore delivery and you are not certain where to start, you can browse through their menu first. If they include foods like the ones listed below, then they would make a great choice for postpartum moms.
- Ginger – To keep the body warm and eliminate ‘wind’ inside the body
- Red fermented wine – Beneficial for metabolism and lowering cholesterol levels
- Pig trotters, livers and kidneys – Has high protein and iron content, gelatinous collagen, and promotes blood circulation
- Herbs and medicinal foods like Chinese Angelica root and black fungus – To regulate the menstrual cycle, improve vitality, and cleanse the arteries
Why should moms take
foods after childbirth?
In addition to harnessing the healing benefits from food, confinement meals also act as a preventive measure against possible ailments and health problems in the long run. Committed to meet the requirements of mothers during confinement, Tian Wei Signature offers a series of popular traditional concoctions to nourish the body. We offer a selection of Singapore traditional foods that have been modified to fit the purpose of treating a mom’s postpartum body.
Infused with ‘heating’ ingredients such as ginger and black vinegar, our selection of Chinese confinement food includes Braised Pork Trotter in Black Vinegar. Our menu offers confinement mothers an appetising way to a nutritious diet, with a variety of packages available and islandwide delivery in Singapore.