Pho Ga - the famous Vietnamese chicken noodle soup
January 4th, 2019 | main dishes
Chicken soup is tasty. But the Vietnamese version Pho Ga is simply delicious! Citrus flavors, fresh herbs, exotic spices and a little chilli spiciness make it so appetizing and special.
Seasoning ingredients such as chili, garlic and herbs are served separately, so everyone can refine their Pho Ga individually. By the way, you can freely vary the ingredients. Enoki mushrooms are certainly not available everywhere, Shii Take mushrooms or brown mushrooms can replace them. Instead of Thai shallots you can certainly take also normal shallots and dried shrimp is only available in the well-stocked Asia food market (anyhow, the soup tastes without, I swear). Indispensable in my view is coriander and Thai basil. Without it does not work.
At this point I have to do some advertising for a German supermarket REWE. There is a Thai mix from the product line “Fine World” in their fruit and vegetable department. It’s perfect for the Vietnamese chicken soup (but also for the Asian cuisine in general). It contains lemongrass, chili, fresh kaffir lime leaves, Thai basil and cilantro. And all in quantities consumable in one dish. Super practical! And where else do you get fresh(!) Kaffir lime leaves…
Vietnamese noodle soup with chicken
GOOD TO KNOW
The Five Spices Powder is a spice mixture of star anise, Szechuan pepper, cinnamon cassia, fennel and cloves. The cinnamon cassia is not cinnamon, but its own spice. The spice mixture is very popular in Asian cuisine and is used for flavoring and marinating meat and fish.
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