Salor Um Xua .
(Bean thread noodles soup with pork.)
Delicious bean thread noodles soup with pork and fried pork skin is Khmer ethnic food.
Back home, on Cambodian New Year Eve, Khmer Krom cooks bean thread noodle soup with pork for food offerings because of tradition believe that pork is symbol of wealth, and bean thread noodles is symbol of harmony.
Note: Do not mistaken fried pork skins for fish maws. Fried pork skins are large, feather light ,thin, crispy sheet while fish maws are small tubes size of little finger.
- Ingredients :
- ½ Package bean thread noodle
- 1 Large sheet fried pork skins (approx 1/2 oz)
- 1 lb Chicken bones
- 5 Cups water
- ½ lb Pork meat, sliced thin
- 1 Yellow onion, sliced
- 1 Carrot, peeled and sliced
- 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
- ½ Tablespoon sugar
- ½ Teaspoon salt
- ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Stalks green onion, chopped
- A handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
- Procedures :
Soaked bean thread noodles and fried pork skin with warm water in separated bowls till it soften.
Drained bean thread noodles and cut length in half, set a side.
Drained fried pork skin and cut in to chunks bite sizes, set a side.
Put chicken bones and water in a soup pot and cook till the chicken meat tender, removed chicken bones from soup pot.
Add pork meat, yellow onion, carrot and fried pork skins, and cook till meat tender.
Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, salt and black pepper.
Add bean thread noodles in to boiling soup, stirs well.
Top with green onion and cilantro before serve.
Serve hot with rice.
Note: If soup thicken diluted with more chicken broth or water.
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