Chicken mami (noodle soup) chicken mami (Chinese style noodle soup)This is a hurried-up version of chicken mami or Chinese style chicken noodle soup. If you want the more complete version, click here.

I read somewhere that it is only in the Philippines where Chinese style noodle soup is known as “mami”. That was after a Chinese immigrant put up Ma Mon Luk in Manila, a humble restaurant specializing in noodle soups and siopao (steamed dumplings). Anyway, I had this for lunch today. My husband was home sick but didn’t feel like eating lunch. I brought him some chicken broth and green tea in the bedroom and then I had a huge bowl of Chinese mami in the kitchen.

Ingredients :

2 c. of broth
a few slices of chicken breast
fresh egg noodles
a few stalks of pechay (pei tsai or bok choy)

Cooking procedure :

You need a very flavorful broth to make this dish work. I actually boiled a whole chicken with lots of vegetables in preparation for dinner (the immortal nilagang manok or boiled chicken and vegetables). I just cut off a few slices of meat from the beast to make my chicken mami. For more detailed instructions on making a rich and flavorful broth, see my entry on homemade broth.

Place the fresh egg noodles on a strainer and pour boiling water on them to remove the excess oil and salt. Place in a bowl.

Chop the pechay and add to the noodles. Arrange the slices of chicken breast meat on top.

Heat the broth until it boils. Pour immediately into the bowl. Let sit for two to three minutes to wilt the pechay before eating. :)

Note: For added decadence, you can crack a raw egg into the bowl right after pouring in the broth.

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18 Responses

  1. chef kc says:

    that is so sweet of you! Ma mon luk is so good. Miss k na, lagi me eat dun. But yours has vegetables which is more nutritious and appealing to the eyes.

  2. stef says:

    ah, so eto pala ang chicken mami na tinatrabaho mo kahapon. yum, perfect comfort food. my mom prepares this for the sickies too, and even my kids jump for joy when Mama (Lola) prepares mami for them. hope your hubby’s feeling better.

  3. Trosp says:

    If I’m not mistaken, even siopao is not called by that name in Singapore and Hong Kong. Instead it is called “pao”. In Singapore, you may order a small pao or a big pao.

    For mami, the nearest I could remember with that word being related to noodle dish is “mee hon”. I just forget if it is the one with soup or the dry one.

    Chicken soup always come into my mind everytime I’d like to eat mami. For me, masarap yung sa Chow King kaya lang kokonti yung chicken as compared to Luk Yuen.

  4. molly says:

    hi i just love opening your website everyday and find simple but tasty recipes all the time. with the chicken mami, we usually add boiled quail eggs and top the mami soup with fried garlic bits,fried shallots and spring onion. they taste really good. it’s comfort food to my family. :-)

  5. iya says:

    one of my fave comfort foods. my mom used to make this a lot when i was way younger.

    haha i told her a while ago “mama, gawa ka uli g mami! may nakita akong picture sa net eh.”

    and you know what she said?

    “ang laki mo na. kaya mo na ‘yan.”


  6. Connie says:

    chefkc, he does the same for me when i’m sick. :)

    stef, his appetite is back to normal. i’m 100% sure he’s okay. :grin:

    Trosp, try Maxim’s, North Park Noodle House and Emerald. Hayyyy… mami heaven. :lol:

    Hi molly, quail eggs sound terrific. My kids will like that!

    LOL iya, kahit lambing lang, ayaw nya? :grin:

  7. Trosp says:

    Yes, I forgot to mention Maxim’s which has a different name now. What I like from Maxim’s is their flat noodle mami with fish ball. And I agree with you again that North Park chicken mami is one of the best around. Kung gusto mo naman yung malaking serving na masarap din naman, try Mong Kok at Glorietta.

    I find mixing at least 2 teaspoons of tomato sauce or 1/2 teaspoon of hot sauce also good if you want to try something different with mami.

  8. iska says:

    I remember pancit in most of Southeast Asia is called mee. Bihon is meehon and the ordinary noodle is just mee. Then they have mee basa which is not necessarily noodle soup but saucy noodles. Here in northern china, it is mian tiao (myen chaw) and noodle soup is tang mian (tang myen).

  9. Trosp says:

    Hi Iska, Tnx.

    One thing I remember in Singapore – they call a noodle soup with coconut milk as mee goreng if I’m not mistaken.

  10. Jelmy says:

    hey wats up ma girls:lol:

  11. alexandra says:

    hey wats up ma girls:lol:

  12. Jelmy says:

    Noodle soup is the best food in the whole city:cool:

  13. liz says:

    after my first week here in singapore, i have a longing for Filipino foods so i have tried some of my ate’s favorite recipe which are actually her childrens all time favorites.One is mami, same as the one you presented here only that i added slices of hardboiled egg and sprinkled some crispy garlic for decoration and to enhance the taste and smell. uhm..and also i had prepared it along with fried tofu (tokwa) with vinegar-soysauce-minced onion dip.. superb!! my officemates love it and now they want me to prepare some more..

  14. claire says:

    HI :) thanks for the recipe.. I just told about this to my friend and next to know I found this :) ..She always visit me at home and whenever she comes over we always think about something to make . Now, I found this.. :-) I am gonna try to make it. I miss this mami :D

  15. Popcorn says:

    Hi Connie! I’ve cooked this chicken mami many times na…so easy…..super YUMMY…..My kids loved it….and my husband too….except pala for my yaya, hindi nya favorite unlike the Caldereta nabighani sya…….He!he!he!….

  16. eiram says:

    hi. ask ko lang po if ganun lang talaga yung preparation ng mami/egg noodles. just pour boiling water? then set aside? tnx.

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