Healthy gut, healthy skin with Tian Yuan Xiang Si Shen (四神) Chicken Essence: Review

Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence Si Shen for Digestion


Did you know that our overall health is mostly determined by our skin and gut health? The first step to maintaining healthy, radiant skin is balancing our digestive health. It is common to overlook our gut health because of the choices of foods we have. However, our gut is one of the most important aspects that we should always pay attention to.

I’ve always had a weak stomach since I was a kid, hence digestion issues aren’t new to me. For the past 2 months, I’ve started incorporating the Tian Yuan Xiang Si Shen (四神) Chicken Essence into my diet to improve my overall nutrition intake.


When it comes to Chicken Essence, I’m sure we’re all familiar with the bottled versions out in the market. I too, used to drink those when I was back in school, especially during exams. Who else can relate? However, after trying the Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence (田原香滴鸡精), I’m never going back to regular chicken essences!

About Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence

Tian Yuan Xiang’s chicken essence are unlike any other. Their chicken essence is double-boiled with chickens they’ve raised themselves. Literally called “滴鸡精” or “dripped chicken essence”, the essence is obtained from a whole chicken via a refined cooking process.


The Cooking Process

Tian Yuan Xiang selects self-raised native black-feathered chickens (黑羽鸡) as the main ingredient to make these prime double-boiled chicken essences. Raised on the hillside of southern Taiwan, these free-range chickens are free from chemicals and hormones.

What sets Tian Yuan Xiang’s chicken essence apart from its competitors is taste. Imagine drinking chicken essence but having it taste like chicken soup without the typical bitter after-taste! Every golden drop is so delicious that it makes me want to drink several packets at once. Oh, and did I mention it’s Halal certified too? Our Muslim friends would be delighted to enjoy this delicious chicken essence too!


The aromatic taste of this chicken essence is attributed to ancient methods of preparing it – charcoal burning. Every drop of the chicken’s essence is then extracted in a ceramic pot without water being added. Oil is then filtrated repeatedly so that the calories are lowered, which means you don’t have to worry it being too oily.

(Different packaging designs but it’s all the same variant!)

Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence Si Shen for Digestion

I’ve chosen to try the Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence Si Shen for digestion as I wanted to improve my gut health as mentioned. This variant contains herbs such as Dioscoreae Rhizoma (山药), Poria (茯苓), Euryales Semen (芡实) and Lotus Seed (莲子) in addition to the pure chicken essence. The herbs serve to fortify the stomach and spleen, expel phlegm, boost appetite, aid digestion and importantly, calm our hearts and mind.

(Taking my frozen packet of chicken essence out)

How to drink?

Every morning, on an empty stomach, I take a packet of the Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence Si Shen. For best results, it is recommended to take the chicken essence before 4pm every day.

(Microwave frozen chicken essence in a bowl)

The chicken essence is sealed in individual packets and you’re supposed to store them in a freezer to maintain its freshness. I like to have it hot, so I usually microwave the frozen chicken essence in a ceramic cup/bowl for about 1-2 minutes before drinking it. It’s so easy to prepare which makes it hassle-free to drink it before I head to work every morning.

(Piping hot chicken essence to start your day)

My Thoughts

After trying to condition my body with the chicken essence, I found that my digestion issues have been improved. My stomach is very sensitive, and I get bloating and diarrhoea really easily. With Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence Si Shen, these symptoms have much lessened, and I don’t feel that worried when I eat. I personally find the chicken essence a good supplement for my diet and would definitely recommend it for those seeking a healthy option to complement their everyday lifestyle.


The Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence Si Shen contains 20 packets in a box (60ml each), and retails for SGD200.

Create yourself and be gorgeous!
XOXO, Roanna.

Disclaimer: Chicken essence is provided by Tian Yuan Xiang for consideration. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion and experience, without influence from others or the brand. It contains information from the brand. I am compensated by the brand to provide the review.

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