Vietnamese Chicken and Cellophane Noodle Soup (Mien Ga) is easy to prepare. Most versions contain shallot, garlic, and chicken giblets, but our family enjoys a simpler preparation that focuses on just a few ingredients, most of which go into the hot stock moments before serving and are then ladled directly into the waiting bowls, with no fancy assembly required. For a nice lunch, present large servings of this soup with a special-event salad . Or, offer it in smaller portions for an elegant beginning to a celebratory meal. This Vietnamese Noodles Soup is easily halved.