Rating: 5 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I made this soup after trying it at a Thai noodle house in my area. I just kept playing around with ingredients until I got something similar. I have the seasonings adjusted to my liking, however there is an adjustment guide in the footnotes if you would like a slightly different flavor. This soup is also good with rice or pasta, but ramen seems to be the favorite. You can use any flavor of ramen noodles.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mince the lower 2/3 of lemongrass stalk. Bruise the remaining upper portion of lemongrass stalk by hitting it with the back of a knife.

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  • Pour chicken stock into a large pot; add minced lemongrass, bruised lemongrass stalk, 1/2 the ginger, lime leaves, garlic, and Sriracha sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer. Add chicken to simmering broth; cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Remove lemongrass stalk and lime leaves using a slotted spoon; discard.

  • Place cilantro bundle in the broth and simmer for 2 minutes. Add coconut milk, remaining ginger, brown sugar, lime juice, and fish sauce. Remove cilantro bundle using a slotted spoon; discard. Simmer broth, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rolling boil. Add ramen and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Drain and portion noodles into serving bowls.

  • Mix carrots, tomatoes, and green onions into broth. Ladle broth over noodles; garnish with cilantro.

Cook's Notes:

If not salty enough, add another tablespoon fish sauce.

If it's too sour, add 1 tablespoon white sugar or more if needed.

If too spicy, add coconut milk.

If not spicy enough, add more Sriracha sauce.

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount for the ramen and seasoning packets.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; protein 29.8g; carbohydrates 56.5g; fat 24.2g; cholesterol 44.6mg; sodium 1646.4mg. Full Nutrition
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