Did you know? About the sea cucumber... - Hong Kong A La Carte
14 January 2018
You may be surprised to learn that the Sea Cucumber is a popular Hong Kong cooking ingredient! Not only it is a delicacy but also used in Chinese medicine.
In fact, it is known to relieve chronic joint pain thanks to its high level of Chondroitin Sulfate, the main component of cartilage. That same component also helps prevent blood clotting. It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and also provides wound healing properties in gum disease. It is an excellent boost for the immune system. Consumed as food its high level of protein makes it one of the highest source of protein only second to egg whites. So, ready to swap your protein milkshake for a sea cucumber concoction?
If you fancy trying this local delicacy, head over to Lower Sai Ying Pun. Hong Kong A La Carte offers some top tips on where to find the best.
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