Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Rice & Noodles)

Bean Sprouts Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

(Pho Ga)

Ingredients : Serves 4

1.5 liters

1 tablespoon

60 g



1 teaspoon

250 g


250 g






Garnishing :

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 sprig

Chicken stock

Nuoc cham sauce

Galangal, finely chopped

Star anise

Cinnamon sticks


Boneless, skinless chicken (preferably breast meat)

Spring onions (scallions), diagonally sliced

Rice noodles

Small red chilies, finely chopped

Limes, quartered

Salt (to taste)

Pepper (to taste)



Crispy fried shallots

Crushed roasted peanuts

Coriander (cilantro) leaves

Method :
  • Pour the stock into a large pot.

  • Add nuoc cham sauce, galangal, star anise, cinnamon, sugar and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the chicken meat and simmer for a further 20 minutes.

  • Remove the chicken to a plate. Shred it and place the shreds in a bowl.

  • Cook the rice noodles and divide them between 4 large bowls.

  • Divide the chicken shreds between the bowls and pour over the strained chicken soup.

  • Place all the remaining ingredients on the table in small bowls so that everyone can help themselves.

Tip : Use good quality chicken stock for this recipe to get an excellent taste.

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