The Best Thai Coconut Soup


This Thai coconut soup is full of authentic, bold, and delicious Thai flavors. This is the best Thai soup recipe out there — you won't be disappointed with this one! Serve over steamed rice.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste

  • 1 stalk lemon grass, minced

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 3 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk

  • ½ pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • salt to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add ginger, curry paste, and lemongrass; cook and stir in the hot oil for 1 minute.

  2. Gradually stir in chicken broth, then stir in fish sauce and brown sugar; reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. Add coconut milk and mushrooms; cook and stir until mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add shrimp; cook until no longer translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice; season with salt and garnish with cilantro.

    close up view of Thai coconut soup in a bowl

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
33g Fat
9g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 28g 138%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 451mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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