Thai Shrimp Noodle Soup



This soup can be described in 4 simple words: Quick. Easy. Spicy. Delicious.  We love all of the flavors that blend perfectly in this Thai Shrimp Noodle Soup, which I slightly adapted from this cookbook.  It’s tasty on it’s own or served with other Asian dishes like these Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps that I shared a few weeks ago, which is one of our favorite meals.

*serves 6


8 cups water
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fish sauce {or soy sauce}
1 tablespoon Thai hot chili sauce {I use Sriracha hot chili sauce}
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled, thinly sliced and then roughly chopped
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil {or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil}
3 packages oriental or chicken flavor ramen noodles, slightly broken
12-16 ounces medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined {I use fully cooked, frozen shrimp ~ raw shrimp
gives me the creeps}
2 cups fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 carton sliced mushrooms
1 lime – use juice and grated zest


1. Bring water to a boil in a soup pot.
2. Add green onions, carrots, fish sauce, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, and basil to pot.
3. Add 2 ramen noodle seasoning packets {if you add all 3 packets the soup will probably be too salty.}
4. Boil 5 minutes.
5. Add shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, and ramen noodles.
6. Cook 5 more minutes.
7. Add lime juice and zest.
8. Stir well and serve.


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26 Responses to Thai Shrimp Noodle Soup

  1. Condo Blues March 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I have everything to make this already in my kitchen!

    • Lori March 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

      Great! Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

  2. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds March 8, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    I love incorporating shrimp into our menus. This looks great. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

    • Lori March 29, 2013 at 12:40 am #

      Hi Carrie. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for hosting Pinworthy Projects. Let me know if you like this soup.

  3. Jan March 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    My family loves shrimp. Can’t wait to try.

    • Lori March 9, 2013 at 10:47 am #

      Hi Jan. Let me know how it turns out and how you like it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Ruthie March 10, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    This looks just delicious! Thanks for coming to (link) party with me at Super Saturday Show & Tell 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Lori March 29, 2013 at 12:41 am #

      Thanks, Ruthie.

  5. Michelle March 11, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

    • Lori March 29, 2013 at 12:41 am #

      It’s delicious. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  6. Robin March 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Hi Lori,
    I found you on the Craft-O-Maniac Party. I’m your newest follower via G+. I would love for you stop by and check out my blog Fluster Buster I also host a party at 6pm on Tuesday’s Fluster’s Creative Muster and would be thrilled if you linked up this post.

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings,


    • Lori March 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      Thanks, Robin. I’ll check it out.

  7. Cindy Harris March 11, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    This would be a hit at my house. I’ll make it soon.

    • Lori March 12, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

      Hi Cindy,

      Let me know how it turns out and if you love it.
      I popped on over to your blog. It looks like you have some mighty tasty looking recipes, especially those lemon pie bars. Yum.

  8. Cindy Harris March 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    The 13th Article of Faith is my motto. I have 6 married children. I can’t tell you how many times I quoted that to them as they were deciding on what movie to watch etc. It worked pretty good. I have 6 awesome married children!

    • Lori March 29, 2013 at 12:42 am #

      It’s my motto, too. It’s so beautiful and give such good guidance.

  9. Wanda March 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Hi Lori, this looks delish. I make a lot with shrimp and have only one other soup type recipe so this is going on the menu. Thanks! Visiting from Reasons to Skip… Love, Wanda

    • Lori March 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

      Hello Wanda. It looks like you have a yummy soup posted right now. I’m going to try that soon. And your Irish soda bread, too. Thanks for visiting.

  10. Gardenchef's Needle and Pen March 14, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Just pinned this. Next in line… Hopping in from Someday Crafts link party.

    • Lori March 29, 2013 at 12:43 am #

      Great. Thanks for pinning and visiting. I’ll pop on over to your blog.

  11. Elena March 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    I love love love soups and this one looks amazing!!!! By the way, I’m hosting a Link-Up party and would be thrilled if you decided to participate!!!

    • Lori March 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

      Hi Elena. Give the soup a try and then let me know what you think. Thanks for the invite. I’ll pop on over.

  12. Diane Balch March 15, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    I love the thai seasoning along with the ginger and basil. great looking dish. Please bring by my foodie friday party today.

    • Lori March 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

      I’ll come check it out, Diane. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like this soup, if you make it.

  13. BeColorful March 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    This looks delish. I will have to hit the store first because these are not things I have on hand all the time but definitely one I will be trying. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lori March 29, 2013 at 12:44 am #

      It’s definitely worth making. I hope you love it.

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