It's been pretty chilly in the tropics lately. It cannot be a more perfect time to take a steaming hot pot of noodle soup! I decided to make my own version of a "pho" For those who don't know, pho is a Vietnamese type of noodle soup. I researched ways to make it and came up with a pretty simple, modified and easy version of it. I also used sotanghon (vermicelli) instead of the linguini shaped rice noodles used in the traditional ones. Read on to see how I made my version.
Ingredients : cilantro, green spring onions, kinchay (which is a chinese parsley/cilantro), soy sauce, fish sauce, calamansi (you could do with a lime too); ginger, chicken breast, sotanghon (which is basically vermicelli) and chicken stock (not in photo).
A closeup of the sotanghon/vermicelli.
Cut up the chicken breast into small chunks and saute in the pot with the fish and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
Once the chicken is cooked, pour in some chicken stock. Drop in some cut up ginger chunks and let simmer while preparing the other ingredients.
In a separate pot, cook the vermicelli for about 5 minutes or until noodles become soft.
Once the vermicelli is cooked, dump it in the chicken stock mixture. Chop all the greens and put it all in the soup. Squeeze some calamansi over everything. You may season the soup some more according to your taste.
You can also serve more calamansi on the side in case some may want a more tangy taste to their soup.
You can also add more cilantro as you serve.
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