Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Rice & Noodles)

Chicken Glass Noodle Soup Recipe

(Mien Ga)

Ingredients : Serves 4-6

2 tablespoon


1 teaspoon

100 g


2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

3 liters

1 teaspoon


200 g

1/4 teaspoon




For garnishing


2-3 sprigs

1-2 sprigs

Cooking oil

Shallots, peeled and finely chopped

Garlic, finely chopped

Chicken gizzard, thinly sliced

Wood ear fungus, soaked to soften then thinly sliced

Fish sauce


Chicken seasoning powder



Whole chicken, cleaned

Glass noodles, soaked to soften then cut into shorter lengths

Ground white pepper

Red chili, chopped

Limes, cut into wedges



Spring onions (scallions), chopped

Coriander (cilantro) leaves, chopped

Polygonum leaves, finely chopped

Method :
  • Heat cooking oil and fry shallots and garlic until fragrant.

  • Add chicken gizzard and stir fry for 5 minutes before adding wood ear fungus, fish sauce, sugar and chicken seasoning powder. Mix well. Set aside.

  • In a large pot, bring water to the boil then add salt and chicken. Leave to boil for 30 minutes.

  • Add stir fried chicken gizzard and wood ear fungus. Season with more fish sauce, sugar and chicken seasoning powder to taste.

  • When chicken is cooked, remove and leave to cool before shredding meat.

  • Divide glass noodles equally into serving bowls. Top with shredded chicken meat, chicken gizzard and wood ear fungus.

  • Pour stock over and garnish with spring onions, coriander and polyganum leaves. Sprinkle with some pepper and serve with chili and lime wedges on the side.

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