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Tom Yum Noodle Soup Recipe


  • 1 package soba noodles, or instant ramen (any flavor, I like pork)
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • 4-5 slices fresh galangal
  • ½ small tomato, diced
  • 6 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup thinly sliced Napa cabbage leaves
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Nam Prik Pao
  • ½ Tbsp fish sauce
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 1 ½ Tbsp lime juice
  • Handful of fresh cilantro leaves


  • Prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Bring 1 ¼ cups water to a boil in a small pot. Add ramen seasoning packet, if desired.
  • Bruise lemongrass and lime leaves and add to pot along with galangal, tomatoes, shrimp, Napa cabbage and Nam Prik Pao.
  • Add about 15-20 cilantro leaves.
  • Boil until shrimp is cooked through.
  • Remove soup from heat and add fish sauce, chili powder and lime juice. Stir to combine.
  • Pour soup over noodles and garnish with more cilantro leaves.