we made this tonight and instead of ground chicken used ground pork. it turned out great, except for I think the pork is too fatty so it felt really greasy, and the fish sauce was overbearing. my fiance is philipino and they use fish sauce "patis" in a lot of recipes, but the amount is just a teaspoon or tablespoon at most. all in all we will make this again, just not as much patis, and probably try it with ground chicken or turkey instead. :) awesome basil, bell pepper, and yes we used dried wide egg noodles. I am eager to order this in a thai place as I have never had it, and enjoyed this one!