Aromatic Chicken Broth with Cellophane Noodles, Kaffir Lime Leaves and Fresh Herbs

Miến Gà

Preparation info
  • Makes

    4 to 6

    servings a main dish
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Southeast Asian Flavors: Adventures in Cooking the Foods of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia & Singapore

By Robert Danhi

Published 2008

  • About

My latest culinary adventure was a mission to seek out Phở Gà, the lesser-known cousin of Phở Bở (beef noodle soup). There are many similarities, but chicken phở is lighter in color and taste, more delicately spiced. This close cousin to Phở Gà features aromatic kaffir lime leaves. The best I’ve ever tasted is served daily at Quán Sơn Nga in Saigon. Here they offer a variety of noodles. On my last trip, I choose transparent cellophane noodles made from mung bean