What is the secret of the Five Elements cuisine? It is the balance between Yin and Yang, and the Five Elements cuisine is completed primarily by the five tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy). If all five flavours and the basic colours are mixed so that the formulation is balanced according to the thermal principle of yinyang, then we are speaking of balanced nutrition according to the five elements.
Cooking according to the five elements is, however, difficult. All the ingredients have to be separated according to the elements, taste, heat, cold and so on. Then they needed to be added in the correct order while cooking. Ideally, the end result is then balanced - thermally, by colour and by taste. This fine art of the Asian regeneration philosophy is applied in the i-like alkaline bouillon.