Cambodian Coleslaw-Ngiom

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Total Time
15 mins
8 mins

A type of cole slaw with chicken and cellophane noodles, pronounced "nyome". This makes an excellent side dish or a main dish if served with rice.

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  1. Place chicken breasts in a covered pan in enough liquid to cover (liquid should be 2 parts water, 1 part dry white wine), and poach for 5-8 minutes or until cooked through; remove from heat.
  2. Shred chicken and set aside.
  3. Soak cellophane noodles for 2 minutes in boiling water; drain.
  4. Whisk together fish sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and chopped chiles; set aside.
  5. Toss cabbage, carrots, and chicken together in a large bowl; add vinaigrette and toss again.
  6. Place cabbage mixture on a serving platter and garnish with roasted peanuts and chopped mint and basil, if desired.