Mi Sup (Chicken Noodles)

Updated on January 6, 2020
lizmalay profile image

I grew up in Malaysia, where I enjoyed cooking and eating local dishes every day.

This dish is definitely worth it to make!
This dish is definitely worth it to make!

Similar to Vietnamese Pho

When I visit my hometown, one of my favorite dishes to cook is mi sup, or chicken noodles. This dish is easy and quick to make, and it is very similar to the popular Vietnamese dish called pho.

The signature of mi sup is the broth. It has a very intense flavor that comes from the spices that are used, including star anise, cinnamon sticks, cloves, green cardamom, ginger, garlic, and shallots. I remember when I was a kid, I didn't like the taste of these spices, especially the clove. However, as I got older, I started appreciating them.

To prevent the spices from floating all over the pot, you can wrap them in a cheesecloth or a soaking bag. Unfortunately, I didn't have cheesecloth handy, so I decided to chop the shallots and garlic. It turned out fine.

Please note that this dish can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the chicken and substituting vegetable bouillon for chicken bouillon.


  • 2 packets yellow noodles or rice noodles
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 a chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 4 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 potatoes. cut into cubes
  • 1 chicken bouillon
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • Chinese mustard green or bok choy, steamed
  • Fried onions
  • Scallions, thinly sliced
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Condiments (e.g., sweet and spicy soy sauce)


  1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Saute the cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom, star anise, shallots, ginger, and garlic into the pot. Stir for a few minutes, or until it becomes fragrant.
  3. Slowly, pour the water into the pot. Combine the chicken and potatoes into the broth. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Let it simmer for 40 minutes.
  4. Lastly, add the chicken bouillon and salt. Turn the heat off.
  5. Place the yellow noodles into a serving bowl. Top with green mustard, scallions, hard-boiled eggs, fried onions, and sweet and spicy soy sauce.
  6. Pour hot broth over the top.
  7. The chicken noodles are ready to eat!

Mi sup is one of my favorite comfort foods. It is best served warm.
Mi sup is one of my favorite comfort foods. It is best served warm.

© 2018 Liza


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)