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Chicken Sotanghon Soup
Serves: 4-6 servings
8 oz vermicelli (bean thread) noodle
6 dried shitake mushrooms
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 cups shredded cooked chicken meat (I used rotisserie chicken meat)
2 tbsp fish sauce or 2 tsp salt
⅛ tsp white pepper
8 cups chicken broth (I used homemade broth, see notes below for recipe)
Chopped green onions
Soak bean thread noodles in warm water for 15 minutes, drain and set aside.
Soak shitake mushrooms in hot water for 20 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water. Discard the stems and thinly slice the caps. Set aside.
Heat a pot over medium heat. Add oil and sauté garlic until golden brown. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes or until soft. Add mushrooms and chicken meat; sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add fish sauce (or salt), white pepper and broth, bring to a boil. Add drained noodles and cook for 3 -5 minutes or until noodles are tender. Transfer to a soup bowl. Garnish with green onions and serve.
For homemade broth: In a pot, combine 10 cups water, rotisserie chicken bones, chopped onions, salt, ground pepper and dried parsley. Add any vegetables (carrot, celery) you like.