Spicy and sour chicken noodle soup

It's hot and I hate to eat noodle soup when it's 33°C outside . But I like to make it from time to time for myself during summer ,  not immediately scarfing the soup , for sure ! Come winter , this surprisingly delightful and refreshing soup will be my to-go tummy filler .

Why surprising ?! I first made this last time when somebody here wants a Thai noodle soup for breakfast . I didn't have most of the ingredients for making it and I was just too lazy to go out , it was pretty hot that day to go to the market , even at 8 am ugh ! So I checked the fridge and came up with this easy and quick noodle soup .

Actually it tastes like a bastardized version of creamy tom yum soup that we had last time in one of the Thai restaurant here . I'm still dreaming of that soup until now and I want to try to make it sometime , hopefully , crosses finger lol 

So for those who like noodle soup no matter what the season is , try this deliciously easy and quick dish ! Take a peek in your fridge , maybe most of the ingredients are already lurking there ?!  

Serves 2 

4 cups chicken broth or half broth , half water
1 stalk coriander , stems and root only , set aside the leaves to garnish
1 stalk spring onion , white part only
10 grams ginger , cut in half and lightly smashed
2 teaspoons raw sugar or granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Massaman or red Thai curry paste
3/4 cup coconut milk
about 5 teaspoons lime juice from 1 big lime 
3 1/2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce or to taste
1 1/2 cups rotisserie chicken or cooked chicken thigh , shredded or prawns/shrimps

200 grams dried rice sticks 

1 fresh chilli . sliced 
1 lime , sliced 
any cooked green veggie 

* In a saucepan , pour in broth and add in the coriander stems and root , spring onion , ginger and raw sugar , let boil , cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes . Add in the curry paste and cook for another 5 minutes . Add in the fish sauce , lime juice and coconut milk , don't cover the saucepan , let boil , and cook for another 5 minutes , adjust taste .

* Meanwhile in another pan , boil water and cooked noodles according to package direction , drain in a colander and rinse briefly , divide into 2 bowls . Discard the solids from the soup base ( coriander , spring onion and ginger ) , add in the chicken pieces , stir and pour over the noodles . Garnish with coriander leaves , sliced chilli and lime . 

* Serve immediately or if you don't like it piping hot , cool the soup a little bit before pouring over the noodles . 


  1. Very very appetizing! And the use of coconut milk must have given this noodle soup some extra creaminess and flavours.

  2. I love this kind of soups, no matter what is the temperature outside:)

  3. i was looking at your curry chicken and now this...it is difficult to continue on... i need food now!!

  4. Hi Anne,
    Yes, I am lazy too to go out shopping if the weather is too hot.
    Your are brilliant to cook such comfort chicken noodles soup from what you have in your fridge :)
    Can I have a sip of your yummy noodles soup ..lol

  5. I love just about anything sweet and sour and I love chicken noodle soup. This recipe is so creative - I can't wait to try it.

  6. we eat spicy noodles soup very often, whether weather is hot or cold, we simply love spicy noodles soup like laksa! Here is raining now, I wish to have a bowl of your noodle soup right now, yum!

  7. looks insane! I love your photos! Now, i'm so hungry that i really need to go to the kitchen and open my fridge..:)

  8. Anne, that bowl of noodles looks so good! Drooling already! I will whack it all down 33C or not :))

  9. Ann, this makes me feel like slurping the soup off the screen.

  10. Hi Anne,
    I would eat this bowl of noodle soup even if the weather is blazing hot!
    Looks really delicious!

  11. I want this soup. Ann how does your soup gives a red tinge. When I make red thai curry paste the chillies never give this good red color?

    1. Bal , really ? I used Massaman curry paste in this soup , what brand is your curry paste ?

  12. Damn slurrping decilicous!!!
    i really craving this kind od spicy and tangy noodle soup for rainy days lately!!


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