We’re not making any claims that this will have any effect on your immune system or magically protect you against the coronavirus. We are saying, though, that cooking can be calming and restorative, and chicken soup is soothing, if nothing more. An explanation of the recipe name. Nabe is the Japanese word for a stew cooked in a donabe , or ceramic pot; tori is chicken; tori nabe is hotpot-style chicken soup, and it is delicious! Kabocha squash and chicken hot pot (tori nabe) Ingredients 450g chicken drumsticks (about 4) ½ tsp salt 1/3 cup dark or regular soy sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice ½ small (250g) kabocha/ Japanese squash, or butternut if you can’t find it 8 regular bak choi 1 piece (10cm) daikon radish 1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger 350g udon noodles or cooked rice shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven spice) for serving Method 1 Put the chicken in a large saucepan or Japanese hotpot and cover with 8 cups of cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add the salt, then reduce the heat to medium-low. 2 Simmer gently for 20 minutes, skimming any foam that rises to the surface. 3 Meanwhile, make the ponzu sauce. Combine the soy sauce and vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice, then cool to room temperature and set aside. 4 Deseed the squash and cut into 5cm-wide wedges, then cut each wedge into 5mm-thick slices. Trim the bak choi and cut any larger leaves in half. 5 Peel the daikon and ginger and grate finely into separate bowls. 6 Transfer the chicken to a plate; keep the broth simmering. Add the squash to the broth and simmer until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. 7 While the squash cooks, prepare the udon according to the directions on the packaging. (If using cooked rice, add to broth halfway through the squash cooking time.) 8 Remove the skin and bones from the chicken and discard. Pull the meat into large pieces and divide among 4 serving bowls with the udon. 9 Stir the bak choi into the simmering soup and cook until just wilted and bright green, about 1 minute. 10 Divide the vegetables and broth among the bowls with the chicken and sprinkle with togarashi. 11 Serve with the daikon, ginger and ponzu sauce on the side, so folks can season their bowl to taste. Purchase the China AI Report 2020 brought to you by SCMP Research and enjoy a 20% discount (original price US$400). This 60-page all new intelligence report gives you first-hand insights and analysis into the latest industry developments and intelligence about China AI. Get exclusive access to our webinars for continuous learning, and interact with China AI executives in live Q&A. Offer valid until 31 March 2020. This article was curated by Young Post . Better Life is the ultimate resource for enhancing your personal and professional life.