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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Soups)

Chicken and Ham Soup Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 5

6 oz

4 oz

2

2

1

2

3 slices

2 teaspoons

5 cups

1/2 tablespoon

Chicken meat

Ham (or Canadian bacon)

Eggs (or shredded snow peas)

Bamboo shoots (or turnip)
Black dried mushroom

Green onions

Ginger

Salt

Chicken stock or water

Chicken grease

Method :
  • Boil the chicken in 8 cups of boiling water with green onion, and ginger about 20 minutes.

  • Remove the chicken, let cool. Save the soup for later use.

  • Tear the cold chicken into shreds. Cut the ham into thin strips.

  • Peel and boil whole bamboo shoots about 10 minutes, cut into thin strips. Soak mushroom in warm water and remove the stem.

  • Using a frying pan make two thin pancakes, with the beaten eggs. Cut into thin strips.

  • In a medium size bowl put the mushroom upside down in the center. Arrange the shredded chicken, ham, egg attractively in the bottom of bowl.

  • Add bamboo strips in center. sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup soup stock. Steam for 20 minutes.

  • Turn the steamed dish into a large soup bowl. Bring the soup stock to a boil and season to taste, adding salt and chicken grease.

  • Pour it around the steamed bowl.

  • Remove the steamed bowl and serve.

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