We love this recipe which has been a family staple for years, it's often cooked for hours then left on the stove to be eaten over a 24 hour period with freshly-cooked jasmine rice. This soup has a depth of flavor and would be considered Thai/Chinese in style.
For 4 Person(s)
Place garlic, coriander seeds, pepper powder, salt and 5 spice powder in mortar and pound until thoroughly ground and mixed. Add mixture to chicken legs in a large bowl, mix together (rubbing the spices all over chicken legs). Heat oil in large pot, add chicken and spice mixture, and brown on all sides. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. The hardboiled eggs should be left whole. The spices and cooking process will turn them into a nice tan/light brown color, and they can be cut up with a spoon by the person served the soup. Reduce heat to simmer for one hour. Eat alone or serve over steamed jasmine rice.