Chicken Bamboo Soup – Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib

Chicken Bamboo Soup - Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib
Chicken Bamboo Soup - Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib



Hmong chicken and bamboo soup is very simple and quick to make. It is very delicious as it is usually poured over white steamed rice to enjoy especially on a cold autumn or winter day. You can use fresh bamboo shoot or more conveniently canned bamboo shoots which are sold as all Asian markets.

Preparation: 10 min. Cooking: 15 min.

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • 1 bamboo shoots can
  • 4 chicken thighs (~1.1 IB)
  • Two thumb sized ginger chunks, peeled
  • 5 qts of water
  • 1 TB of sea salt
  • 1 lemongrass, knotted
  • Optional: ½  TB of msg
  • Optional:  ½ Tb chicken Knorr powder
  1. Boil a pot of water on high heat. Thinly slice your chicken thighs and transfer them to the pot of water.
  2. Bend the lemongrass and tie it into a knot and place into the pot of water. Peel your gingers and place in pot as well. The chicken should be cooked in 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, clean your whole bamboo shoots and thinly slice them and se tthem in a bowl. Once finished, transfer the bamboo altogether into the pot. Cover the lid and let it cook for 5 more minutes before turning off the stove.
  4. Add the sea salt and msg and knorr powder. Taste, add more salt if desire. Serve hot with white steamed rice.

2 thoughts on “Chicken Bamboo Soup – Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib

  1. HI, this site is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing. Do you add red chili pepper to this recipe at all? Also, could I use pork ribs instead of chicken? Would it still taste okay?

    A suggestion I have, is if you could add an index to your page of the different pictures and names of the ingredients (hmong and english) you use. A reference page I guess of the ingredients. That would help a lot. Pictures are VERY helpful.

    I am Hmong, but if I were to go and try to cook food from another culture, it is hard to know for sure that I am using the right stuff. Also pictures help make things simpler for the more visual learner.

    I definitely appreciate the photographs you post up of the actual dish. That provides a better appeal, rather than jumbles of words.

    Thank you again for sharing your recipes!!

  2. thank you Naslis for your feedback. You are correct. In fact I have planned to do just that for the future of this website.

    as for this dish, you can add pepper, and you can even substitute for pork ofcourse it would be delicious I bet but would not taste like chicken ofcourse.

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