Thai Noodle Soup

4.67 from 3 votes
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Servings: 4
Author: Julia Frey of Vikalinka


  • Oil- 1 tbsp.
  • Sesame Oil- 1 tbsp.
  • Onion diced- 1 medium
  • Celery diced- 2 ribs
  • Garlic minced- 4 cloves
  • Lemon grass I used a pre-made paste from a tube- 1 tbsp.
  • Chilli powder- 1 tbsp.
  • Dried Chilli flakes- 1/8-1/4 tsp. to taste
  • Low-sodium Chicken Broth pre-made or your own- 6 cups/1.5 litre
  • Canned Crushed Tomatoes- 1 cup
  • Chicken Breast diced into bite size pieces- 2
  • Fish Sauce Nam Pla or Nuoc Mam- 3 tbsp.
  • Cilantro/Coriander leaves- 1 cup
  • Chow Mein Noodles or any other Asian noodles or even spaghettini- 125 gr.
  • Spinach- 150 gr
  • Lime juice- from 1 lime


  • In a large pot heat both oils, then add diced onions, celery, minced garlic, lemon grass paste, chilli powder and red chilli flakes and cook until soft over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the broth, tomatoes, chicken, fish sauce, cilantro leaves and bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the noodles to the pot and cook according to package directions, mine took 5 minutes.
  • Once the noodles are done, stir in spinach leaves and lime juice and take off the heat.