Thursday, October 14, 2010

FFWD - Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

I never expected that I could make something as exotic and tasty as this dish.  Spicy chicken noodle soup will find a place on my regular roster. 

Once I had all the spices - cilantro, star anise, coriander seeds, white peppercorns, chiles, garlic, ginger -  it was a matter of tossing them in the pot and letting the magic happen. 

In fact, I made a double recipe and I'm so glad that we can enjoy it again tomorrow.  I expect the noodles will have sopped up all the broth, but it's so delicious, I don't care.

As you can see, I used rice noodles, which we all enjoy.  Because I didn't have bean sprouts, I added some chopped baby bok choy.  The stems provided a little crunch.

Thank you to Dorie for creating so an easy and delicious recipe.  Dorie, once a week you're making me look very good!

29 comments:

  1. Hi, Clivia! Your soup looks so good, I love the light broth color and your rice noodles look delicious. I'm sure they added a nice texture. Stir a little peanut butter into your leftovers :)

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  2. Looks like I better order Dories Cookbook. I've been holding off because my cookbook collection is getting out of control. But FFWD is killing me. Amazon here I come--it is my birthday month afterall. Your soup looks so good!

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  3. Your soup looks awesome! I really like your idea of adding chopped bok choy.

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  4. great photo! good idea to add some veg to make it more of a whole meal

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  5. Your soup looks very tasty, and certainly photographed well. Bok choy sounds like a good addition.

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  6. Clivia, your soup looks fabulous! I took a pass on this one, but am now thinking I should have made it!

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  7. I bet the bok choy was really good with it. Your soup looks wonderful!

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  8. Yum..yours looks so hearty with all those yummy noodles! I never in a million years would make something like this...SO glad we have ourn ew group to try new things!

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  9. I should have made a double batch too...smart move.

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  10. I love that you added bok choy- very inventive. Smart thinking on the double batch- I wish I had done the same! It looks great.

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  11. I didn't get a chance to make this soup but your post makes me wish that I had :)
    Renee

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  12. This is probably a great soup for the cold weather up your way. Great post. Liked the bok choy. Nice site Cliva

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  13. You are all so smart! I should have made a double recipe too!

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  14. Mmmm, bok choy! I'll have to remember that for next time - I bet it was amazing! :)

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  15. Word Press just told me, I don't own my identity and deleted my message. I can never repeat what I said.

    I love the look of your soup and you make it sound like I should fit it in, today. I plan to make every effort. A beauty of a soup.

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  16. It was so delicious I'll come tomorrow and have lunch with you !

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  17. I agree. I was so surprised that I could make such a delicious and beautiful dish.

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  18. I used your turkey and stock idea and the soup was fabulous--thanks! Yours looks great with the rice noodles, so I'll try that next time. This time around I used fresh, thin Chinese egg noodles and they were really good too.
    :)

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  19. Beautiful soup! I couldn't find nice bean sprouts either- bok choy was a great substitution.

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  20. Looks great! Glad you enjoyed this one.

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  21. Looks lovely! I really enjoyed this soup too.

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  22. As soon as I find ALL the spices I AM going to make this. Looks delicious. Like your additions.

    I bet the curry version will be good.

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  23. Your soup turned out wonderfully Clivia!

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  24. You are so rite, jus toss it all to the pot and let the magic begin!!
    Loved the soup too and can see how deliciously u loved urs too!!
    YAY for FFwD!!

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  25. I agree, Dorie is making us all look good. But now my family might expect me to cook this well every night... hmmmm.

    Anyway, your soup looks nice and substantial and delish!

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  26. I too never thought I could make something sooo exotic. I'm gonna make this for friends so I can impress them with my...ahem...expertise. If only they new it was thanks to Dorie!

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  27. Was good, huh!! Yours looks tasty. There was supposed to be beansprouts. I think I missed that one. I also used rice noodles. And they did sop up a lot of the wonderful soup. will post one daay.

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