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Miến g - Chicken soup with transparent or cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles are made from mung beans. This is a very easy dish to prepare.



  • 2 whole skinless boneless chicken breasts (Rinse with cold water and dry with paper towels
  • 1 medium sweet onion quartered
    1 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 1 cup chopped spring onion
  • 1 cup chopped coriander
  • 1/2 cup of polygonum herb (rau ram)
  • 3 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon of sugar
  • ground black pepper
  • thin slices of fresh red hot chilies
  • 1 8 ounces cellophane noodles (soaked in cold water)


  • Bring 6-8 cups water to boil, put in the chicken, ginger and quartered onion pieces. Boil for 5 minutes, skim all the foam on the top, then simmer until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken, set aside to cool.
  • Season the broth with fish sauce, salt and sugar.
  • Finely shred the meat, cover and set aside.
  • Drain the noodles. In a medium pot, boil the water and cook the noodles for 3-4 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water to separate the noodles.

    To serve:
  • Divide the noodles in 8 or 10 soup bowls. Arrange shredded chicken, chopped green onion and slices of sweet onion on top. Pour the boiling broth into the soup bowls. Serve with chopped coriander, polygonum herb, thin slices of red pepper and black pepper. Serve a small bowl of fish sauce on the side for the guests to season their soup according to their taste.