Sunday 11 January 2015

Thai Green Curry Noodle Soup

I have two favorite types of food to make and eat: Thai and soup. This recipe encompasses both of my favorites into a perfectly delightful meal.

I just adored this soup. It had all the lovely flavors and freshness of Thai cuisine with the comforting warmth of a noodle soup. I was so pleased that this dish was as perfect in the bowl as it was in my head!

This stores and reheats really well in the refrigerator for a couple of days. 

I made this soup not long before we moved out of our old house - I was trying to use up all my perishable ingredients that couldn't go into storage over our holiday. I thought I had lots of egg noodles in the cupboard. Oh was I wrong, I ended up with a mixture of half egg noodles and half 2 minute instant noodles. Still delicious!

Thai Green Curry Noodle Soup

Serves 4

Curry Paste

4 Tbsp Green Curry paste
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 bunch coriander
1 tsp cumin
1 green chili, chopped
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp lemon grass


450 mL (14 oz) coconut milk
4 cups low sodium chicken stock
400 g (1 lbs) chicken thighs, cubed
1/2 onion, diced
mixed vegetables of your choice (eg beans, peas, bell peppers, mushrooms)
200 g (7 oz) egg noodles (cooked and drained)
lime zest + 2 Tbsp juice
1/4 Cup fish sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar

1. Make the curry paste by combining all the paste ingredients in a mortar and pestle or food processer. Mix in about 1/4 cup of the coconut milk. Grind or process until it forms a paste.

2. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and fry off the curry paste for a couple of minutes, until fragrant.

3. Add the remaining coconut milk, the stock, chicken, onion, and vegetables, Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked.

4. Add the noodles, lime zest and juice, fish sauce, and sugar. Heat and adjust flavors to suit your tastes.


  1. I love Thai food too and especially a good soup, this recipe looks so good. I'll be making this soon.

  2. What a delicious looking soup; thanks for doing this one!

  3. I am a fan of anything Thai. Love the idea of curry noodle soup. Great recipe and great colors.

  4. Such a fresh and flavorful soup!

  5. This soup looks delicious. I've been making for noodle soups for lunch here. This broth looks amazing and I'll have to borrow it next time I make noodle broth.

  6. Pinned, Nic. I need to try your version of Thai! Looks amazing!

  7. Thai Green Curry Noodle Soup looks amazing- love the ingredients and presentation

  8. Wow! We just were talking in my house about making Thai Green curry. I've bought the ingredients I've needed and now I see this. We may be making Thai Green Curry tomorrow now instead of the weekend!

  9. Oh my gosh, I LOVE curry anything- this look delicious!

  10. I love the flavors of Thai food and this soup sounds easy enough that I could pull off. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. With this cold weather stretch ahead of us, I'll be looking to make soups!

  11. I love Thai soups and your recipe looks so easy to put together. I can't wait to give it a try :-)