Cambodian Coleslaw-Ngiom

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

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.

Top Review by sapowell

I made it for Thanskgiving as a side dish at my Cambodian boyfriends. It seemed to be a big hit. I have to confess I didn't try it (I am a vegetarian.) All the leftovers were eaten though.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a