Chicken Noodle Soup

中文: 鸡汤小面

The chicken noodle soup I am talking about is most likely completely different from what you are thinking about.  Our chicken noodle soup is made with long thin noodle, chicken stock, and a variety of toppings and seasonings.  What is in common with American chicken noodle soup is that it is also our comfort food.

I use egg and water to make noodle dough which can make noodle more elastic and al dente.


Ingredients for noodle dough

1 cup of bread flour
1/4 cup liquid: half egg + half water
a pinch of salt


Seasonings and toppings

Chicken stock (either homemade or store bought one is fine)
Sichuan style pickled vegetable (available in Asian grocery store)
Sichuan style chili sauce (also available in Asian grocery store but I prefer to use homemade one )
smashed garlic
Sichuan peppercorn oil (available in Asian grocery store)
sesame oil
soy sauce
chopped green onion
chopped cilantro
fried soy beans
dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped


Combine flour, salt, water and egg in a medium bowl, knead until a smooth dough forms.  Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for at least an hour.

Run the dough through kitchen aid (AMAZON link) pasta roller (AMAZON link) several times. 

Set the thickness to 4 and run the dough for one last time.

While making the noodle dough, heat a large pot with water over high heat.  bring it to boil.

Use the pasta cutter to make long thin noodle.

Tadah! Freshly homemade noodle!

Spread them out a little bit.  

Cook the noodle in boiling water for about 40 to 50 seconds, drain well and place the noodle into soup bowls.  Add chicken stock, pickled vegetable, chili sauce, garlic, Sichuan peppercorn oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, salt; and then top with green onion, cilantro, soy beans and peanuts.

Isn't it beautiful?

Time to enjoy! O(_)O~