In Hong Kong, this fragrant broth is served as a beverage throughout the meal. The broth contains a bitter medicinal root called tin chat, a Chinese herb said to promote good health. You'll need two special clay Yixing steaming pots to make this recipe; both the root and pots are inexpensive and available in most Chinatowns.
- 1 (3-lb.) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
- Coarse salt
- 4 tbsp. Chinese rice wine
- 4 coin-size slices fresh ginger
- 2 pieces tin chat root (optional)