Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Rice & Noodles)

Bean Thread Noodle Soup Recipe

(Canh Kim Cham Bun Tau)

Ingredients : Serves 4

40 g


1 1/4 liters

120 g

2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoons

1/2 teaspoons


1 sprig

Bean thread noodles

Lily buds

Chicken stock or water

Chicken breast, shredded

Fish sauce


Freshly ground black pepper

Spring onion (scallion), thinly sliced

Fresh coriander (cilantro), coarsely chopped

Method :
  • Soak the bean thread noodles and lily buds, separately, in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain the noodles and cut into three sections. Drain the lily buds, remove the hard tips, tie a knot in each bud, and set aside.

  • Pour the stock into a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir in the lily buds, then add the chicken meat, fish sauce, salt and black pepper. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes to cook the chicken before adding the bean thread noodles. Remove from the heat immediately, sprinkle with the spring onion and fresh coriander and serve.

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