• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 60 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

This recipe (adapted courtesy of Taste.com.au) and photo are courtesy of MSD.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 1.4kg chicken (whole chicken cut into 4 pieces)
  • 8 cups water
  • 2stalks lemongrass (quartered)
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 8 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 shallots (finely chopped)
  • 5 cm fresh ginger (peeled, finely grated)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 100 g bean thread vermicelli noodles
  • 2 shallots (thinly sliced)
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs (peeled, quartered)
  • 65 g bean sprouts (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves


  1. Place the chicken in a saucepan. Add the water, lemongrass, lime leaves, half the garlic and salt. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is just cooked.
  2. Transfer the chicken to a plate, reserving the poaching liquid. Cool slightly. Remove and discard the skin and bones. Shred the chicken. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm.
  3. Use a mortar and pestle to pound French shallot, ginger and remaining garlic until a coarse paste forms. Add the cumin, ground coriander and peppercorns. Pound until peppercorns are coarsely crushed. Stir in turmeric.
  4. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the French shallot mixture, stirring, for 3 minutes or until aromatic. Add reserved poaching liquid. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes to develop the flavours. Strain through a fine sieve into a large bowl. Season.
  5. Cook the noodles following packet directions. Drain. Divide among bowls. Top with the chicken and shallot. Divide the broth among 4 bowls. Top with egg, bean sprouts and fresh coriander.

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  1. Adam - June 2, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Wow! I should really try out your recipe 😍 It looks great! Don’t forget to have a look at my special recipe at http://resepisotoayamjawa.blogspot.com/


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