This is a good soup for breakfast on a rainy day. I like to add cilantro and soy to finish it. If you are making this from scratch it is better to use a stewing hen since it has more flavor. If you are using a younger chicken or leftover roast chicken then chicken broth or stock needs to be added. I prefer stock since it is less salty. For a thinner soup use less rice.
You don't have to be sick to enjoy this soup! The added fish sauce and ginger makes it just a little bit different than run-of-the-mill chicken soup. Thanks for posting! made for Spring 2012 PAC