Chicken Mami is a perfect comfort food. It is a similar recipe for the Chicken Noodle Soup. In the Philippines, This Chicken Mami recipe is a favourite menu among local street vendors. It has other varieties such as the beef and pork mami. This chicken mami recipe is easier to make as compared to beef Mami. Although the Beef Mami has a fuller and richer flavor.
The chicken mami always starts with a hearty broth. To prepare this, start with boiling chicken bones in a stockpot filled with water. Let the bones boil and simmer, skimming the scums often to achieve a clearer broth. Into the bones add in some carrots, chopped onions, sliced celery, few bay leaves and some whole pepper corns.Image Source: Wikihow
Chicken Mami Recipe and other Info.
According to old folklore stories, this chicken mami was concocted by a Chinese trader in Manila by the name Ma Mon Luk. He started selling bowls of chicken mami along the popular eating hub in Manila — Binondo or Chinatown, and the rest as they say a history. In some restaurants in the Philippines, chicken mami is served alongside some siopao with Asado filling.
If you plan to make this chicken noodle soup, and apparently there are no chicken bones in your pantry, you can always use chicken broth that is available in groceries. The broth cubes also do wonders. Chicken breasts also cook a lot faster than other chicken parts like the legs and thighs. Shred the chicken breast and arrange it as toppings in the chicken mami recipe and add some shredded cabbage, fried garlic, sliced scallions or chives and some crushed chicharon or salted pork crackling. Don’t forget to add a slice of a hard-boiled egg. To savor the soup of this chicken mami recipe, add some ground black pepper and a dash of patis or fish sauce. Enjoy!
- 1/2 lb chicken breast
- 5 cups of water
- egg noodles
- salt & pepper to taste.
- 2 eggs, boiled & sliced in half
- napa cabbage, thinly sliced
- carrots, thinly sliced
- fried garlic chips
- green onions, chopped
- Cook the noodles as per package direction. Set aside.
- Boil chicken breast in water until tender.
- Remove the chicken breast from the broth. Flake the chicken meat. Set aside.
- Allow the broth to continue boiling. Season the broth with fish sauce/salt & pepper to taste.
- Pour hot stock into each soup bowl with noodles.
- Add cabbage, carrots & boiled eggs.
- Sprinkle with green onions and garlic chips just before serving.
- Serve hot. Enjoy!