Chicken Glass Noodle Soup Vietnamese (Mien Ga) Style


Chicken noodle soup is a perfect comfort food when feeling unwell or just recovering from an illness. But after living in India for more than two years, I am always craving for more flavour, not necessarily spicy-hot though, in the food that I eat. So this time around, it was a simple but very flavourful Vietnamese inspired chicken and glass noodle soup, kind of like mien ga. Though I don't claim any authenticity in this recipe of mine. I made it from scratch and with what was available in my kitchen. Instead of making your own spiced chicken stock, you can buy some and infuse it with, for example, fresh ginger, lemon grass, white pepper corns. And most importantly, do use your imagination when choosing the garnish!

You will need:

Chicken stock:
~ 1/2 kg of misc. chicken parts (backs, wings, necks, etc.)
~2.5 cm ginger piece, sliced
1 tsp of pepper corns
salt to taste
~2 l of water

Soup:
1 cup sliced chicken, skinless, breast or thighs
~100 g of glass noodles, soaked in water for 10 mins
~1 l of the chicken stock
handful of greens, I used radish leaves, coarsely chopped
fish sauce to taste
2 tbsp lime juice

Garnish:
fresh corriander
bean sprouts
chillies, chopped (optional)
lime wedges


1. To make the chicken stock, cover chicken parts with plenty of water, add sliced ginger, pepper corns and salt, bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 1-2 hours. Once ready, strain and let it cool. Finally, remove the fat from the top. It can be kept in the freezer for a couple of months.

2. In a pot, pour around 1 l of the chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Add the chicken pieces, fish sauce and lime juice and let it simmer for around 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.

3. Strain the glass noodles and cut them into desired length. Add the noodles and greens into the soup just for a few minutes.

4. When ready to serve, put chicken and noodles into a big soup bowl and pour the stock over them. Garnish with fresh greens and herbs and serve with lime wedges on the side.


Enjoy!

~If using regular chicken stock, simmer it with some fresh sliced ginger, crushed lemon grass stems, white pepper corns and strain before serving.
~ You can use sliced leftover/cooked chicken instead of raw chicken in the soup.

7 Comments:

Kristina said...

Labadiena ponia Jurate,

Labai geras "blogas" (gerai lietuviskai skamba:))) tiek puikios informaciojos apie indiskus ir ne tik skanestus.

Mano gyvenimo istorija siek tiek panasi i tavo - mergaite is lietuvos, nusibaladavo uz atlanto, sutiko svajoniu princa is Indijos... tik ir pasiliko cia (JAV).

Noreciau paklausi, ar kada teko gaminti lietuviska maista su indisku atspalviu? O gal tiesiog kokiu ideju pasiulytumei?
mes ruosiames BBQ ir noreciau savo vyro draugus supazindinti siek tiek su lietuviska virtuve. Taciau jei gaminsiu "ietuviskai",- niekas nevalgys. Paragaus is mandagumo, o kad skanu tai tikrai nesakys (bent jau is patirties zinau).

dekoju is anksto

Jurate Nair said...

Sveika, Kristina,

Smagu rasti komentara ir dar is panasaus likimo drauges!

Esu ruosus pora kartu lietuviska vakariene sveciams cia ir gal jie keistuoliai yra, bet jiems visai patiko :) Gaminau balandelius su malta aviena, aitraus nieko nedejau, bet is akies idejau cinamono, muskato, nepagailejau maltu pipiru (jei nori ryskiai indiskai, galima siek tiek garam masalos iberti), gerai uzkepiau pries troskinant ir tirsra pomidoru padaza padariau su svogunais, cesnaku troskinimui. Iki siol praso dar balandeliu :)

Dar maniskiams labai patinka saltibarsciai, raita primena. Cia nieko nekeciu, tik tirsta varianta darau su daug darzoviu. Tinginys irgi mylimas :) Dedu siek tiek tikro sokolado ir daug graikisku riesutu.

Tiesa, dar visi labai megsta mano mamos uzkepta zuvi uzklota svogunais, morkom, cinamonu, muskatu, razinom.

Bet jei BBQ, tai gal saslikas?! Sunku patiketi, kad nepatiktu :)

Tiek kol kas ideju :) Sekmes!

Kristina said...

Dekui uz idejas!
Gera mintis apie saltibarscius (raita) - karsta vasaros diena bus kaip tik, o be to mano vyras megsta. Va tinginys irgi genialu! niekada dar cia budama jav nedariau - lengva paruosti ir skanu! butinai situos du itrauksiu.
sesuo dar pasiule minti iskepti duonos eziukus (supjaustyti duona siaudeliais, pakepinti, apvolioti cesnake, po to galiuka kisti i majoneza (siuo atveju nereikes pamirsti red chilis:))ir apvolioti tarkuotu suriu).

na o jei dar kokiu minciu kils, prasom pasidalinti:)

Jurate Nair said...

Tie eziukai tai puiki ideja! Kepta duona ir alus buvo top'as kai su gimine LT buvom. Yra lietuvisku/rusisku produktu parduotuvele, kur gyvenat?

Bandziau dar vyro paklausti, kas jam labiausiai patinka, tai jis pradejo viska is eiles vardinti - jau sugadintas :)

Butu idomu suzinoti, kokie atsiliepimai. Brukstelk, prasau :)

Raimonda said...

Labas Jurate,

Mano vardas Raimonda. As rasau is New York. Ir mano istorija beja labai panasi i pacios, ir Kristinos. Gyvenant cia, Jungtinese Valstijose sutikau savo drauga, taip pat is Indijos :) Jis kiles is Pietu Indijos (Bangalore), taigi tenka nemazai gaminti ju krastui budingom tradicijom. Ypac daug vegetarisku (idli, dosa, bisi bele bath ir panasiai).
Beja, tik praeita savaite uztikau tavo blog'a (tiksliau draugas uztiko!) :) Nuostabus receptu rinkinys!
Sestadieni gaminau tavo parekomenduota chicken Biryani Kerala style. Gavosi puikiai! Tik kadangi mes megstam kiek astriau, - idejau papildomai sauksteli parikos :) Aciu, kad daliniesi!
Ir gera zinot, kad as ne viena lietuvaite prisijungus prie spalvoto Indisko pasaulio! ;)
Linkejimai,
Raimonda

Kristina said...

Na va, kaip smagu matyti kad yra dar daugiau tokio paties likimo tautieciu.
Merginos, prasau pasidalinkit idejom kaip Velykas svesit ir kuo vaisinsit vyro draugus:)

As greiciausiai Tinginy darysiu, jis pats populiariausias tapo:) greiciausiai dar darysiu puff pastry stuffed with ground lamb...visi pirstus apsilaizo!

Linksmu jums Sv. Velyku!!!

-kristina

Jurate Nair said...

Sveika, Raimonda, pastaruoju metu vis pritruksta laiko blog'ui ir tavo zinute pamaciau tik dabar. Smagu isgirsti is kitu lietuvaiciu pasirinkusiu gyvenimo partnerius is Indijos :)