About this recipe: A delicious broth-like soup, made by simmering together garlic, ginger, courgettes, chicken, noodles and fresh spinach. Serve with a dash of soy sauce, if desired.
Bean thread noodles are also known as cellophane noodles. If your local supermarket doesn't stock them, you can find them in Chinese speciality stores.
Cellophane noodles (also known as Chinese vermicelli, bean threads, bean thread noodles, or glass noodles) are a type of transparent Asian noodle made from starch (such as mung bean starch, sweet potato, potato, cassava or canna starch), and water. - 27 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This soup was absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I added mushrooms and onions and only had about 2 Tbsp of ginger. Only thing I will change next time is adding the zucchini at the same time as the chicken. They got a little bit too mushy for my taste. - 17 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was worried about all the ginger, because I'm not much of a fan of ginger. The broth was a little heavy with that ginger bite, but when eaten with the vegetables and noodles, it was really great. I'll definitely do this soup again, as it was filling, easy to make, and low-cal. I might have estimated proportions a bit, but followed the recipe and wouldn't recommend any changes. - 02 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)