The only difference between this Cambodian chicken flat noodle porridge soup and chicken rice porridge is that instead of rice, you use large flat noodle. The key element in this dish is chicken or pork bone broth.
1 package of rice noodle
1/2 chicken or 1 hen wash set aside
16 cups of water or chicken broth
3 tablespoon of dried shrimp wash set aside
2 tablespoon of salted dried cabbage (tang Chay)
2 tablespoon of chicken flavor soup bouillon
2 tablespoon of fish sauce or salt (if you use salt do less)
3 tablespoon of sugar
Green onion oil and garlic
2 green onions chop
3 garlic cloves minced
3 tablespoon of olive oil to fry the onion and garlic
In a non stick fry pan add oil until hot then add garlic fry for few minutes then add green onion. Fry until golden brown. Take it out and set aside. This part is to put in the soup when it is done.
To decorate the soup bowl
Soy bean, salted or sweet
Coriander with saw teeth (Jee Bunlar) shave thinly
thinly sliced green onion
Garlic fries (if you have time mince lot of garlic and fry with oil ahead of time)
The spice black pepper
slice of lime
Thai chili powder
Toast the bread (optimal)
Cambodian Chicken Flat Noodle Porridge Preparation Instructions
In a large soup pot, bring 16 cups of water to a boil before adding your choice of chicken, hen, or pig.
Cook on high heat until the meat is done. Remove the meat or chicken and leave aside to cool before shredding.
Turn off the heat and keep the soup warm.
Return the pan to the heat and add the dried shrimps, dried cabbage, chicken soup, fish sauce or salt, sugar, and taste to correct the flavor.
Now add the noodle and shredded pork or chicken to the soup, being sure to adapt the noodle to the broth’s thickness.
If you use fresh noodle don’t cook too long couple minutes is all you need or the noodle will turn to mash, it is almost the same as dried noodle if you soak it long enough.
Taste your soup and add salt or sugar to you taste, turn the heat off
Now add fried garlic and green onion to the soup pot stir and let it cool a bit before serve.
When ready to serve spoon the noodle soup into soup bowl and garnish with the above ingredients,
Sugar, salted soy bean, saw tooth, green onion, bean sprouts, chili, lime juice, ect., according to your liking.