Thai coconut chicken noodle soup

If I have to put up a noodle shop , this noodle soup would be my specialty .

That is after , I found another soup recipe that's worth cooking , again and again .

'twas the best chicken noodle soup outside Thailand ! 

Well , according to me , that is lol 

The first time I've made this was without noodles , I had to give up photographing a bowl of it since the chicken pieces keeps dropping down at the bottom of the bowl . Note that the recipe calls for a measly 225 grams of chicken and I just can't fathom why I had to use the deepest soup bowl ugh ! Since , there's always time to make it again , the wonderful aroma  of the soup keeps getting in the way ....

This time the slices of chicken and I also used some chicken wings , stays prettily on top , so it was easy to photograph it . For sure adding the noodles makes a much more substantial fare !

Hopefully , you can find the ingredients at your local Asian store , the aroma of the soup base while you're boiling it is such a delight and it's worth searching for galangal , lemongrass and lime leaves to make this .

Recipe adapted from Ken Hom's Foolproof Thai Cooking

I've made half of the recipe with some modification

2 fresh lemongrass
1.5 liters chicken stock
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped galangal or ginger
6 Kaffir lime leaves or 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped lime zest
6 tablespoons finely sliced shallots 4 shallots
225 grams skinless , boneless chicken thigh 150 grams chicken thigh + 4 pieces mid-joint wings
3 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons
4 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tin /400 ml coconut milk
1 teaspoon homemade chili-garlic sauce

200 grams dried rice stick noodles
a handful of fresh Thai basil to garnish coriander leaves
lime slices to serve

* Peel off the tough outer layers of the lemongrass , leaving the tender white center , cut into 3-inch pieces and crush with the flat of a knife .

* Pour stock in a saucepan , add in the lemongrass, galangal ,lime leaves and 1/2 of the shallots . Bring to a boil keep an eye on it or it'll boil over , then reduce the heat , cover and simmer gently for an hour . Strain the mixture and discard solids . Return the stock to the pan .

* Cut chicken into bite-sized chunks and set aside , add the chicken wings to the stock , add in the fish sauce , lime juice , chillies , sugar , coconut milk and the remaining shallots . Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes then add in the the chicken chunks and cook for another 5 minutes . Stir in chili sauce in the last few seconds and give it a good stir . If using only chicken pieces , boil for 8 minutes .

* Meanwhile , boil dried noodles for 3 minutes , drain and rinse then divide into 2 bowls , pour in the coconut-chicken soup , garnish with some cilantro leaves and serve hot . 

This post is linked to the bloghop event Cook your Books hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

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  1. Hi Anne,
    I would be happy to be your dinner guest when you are cooking this again! It looks delicious, and I love noodle soup, especially with Asian flavours such as this! I would slurp on the soup to the last drop!
    Thanks for linking with CYB!

  2. Hi Anne! I will most definitely order this if you open your noodle shop! Looks delicious, love noodles in spicy broth, yummeh! Blessed Xmas to you and your family! Funny how my blog doesnt get updated with your newest post anymore, i missed so many of your posts because of this :(

    1. Ade my link is broken that's why you haven't got any update since my Hokkaido loaf post *sigh* Don't really know why :P

  3. Hi Anne, I'm getting hungry by looking at this delicious chicken noodle. Would love to try it for sure.
    BTW I also can't see your update on my foodie link too. I think your rss feed has broken. You can try re-update your rss feed again.

  4. Oh yum this soup looks fantastic! I always have soup cravings during the winter, this would warm me right up :)

  5. I also have Ken Hom's book and I do this soup from time to time:)

  6. This noodle soup really looks delicious. Merry X'mas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  7. Hi Anne,

    I can imagine... You must be slurping your Thai chicken noodle soup after these shots... LOL! They must be extra warming to eat at cold chilly weather. Did you go.... Slurp! Slurp! Ahhh! ???

    Before going... I like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014!!! Slurp! Slurp! Ahhh! ??? :p


  8. Oh your bowl of Thai noodles look so yummy, very similar like our laksa here, I need to make this version one day! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

  9. Wow! Love the look of your thai noodles….looks as authentic as those sold in Thai Restaurants! Too much work for a bowl of noodles for me lol! Have a Merry Christmas:D

  10. Hi Anne, woooooohuuuuu, I definitely love this and need 2 big bowls, please.. .. Yours look extremely good. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  11. What a bowl...I can totally imagine why you could not click the photos the first way round :-) I am not too fond of coconut milk, but this one looks awesome!


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