Spicy Thai Prawn Noodle Soup: Taste the Essence of Thailand

Tonight, I’m hoping to tempt you with a Thai Prawn Noodle Soup – one of my favorite midweek meals, especially at this time of year.

I have loved Thai food for years, but I didn’t make my own for a long time, believing it to be difficult. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Once I had made my first forays into Thai cooking, I didn’t look back, and now I am rarely without the basic ingredients to whip up a Thai curry, or a soup like this one (like Khao Soi).

Thai prawn noodles soup - one of the best Asian shrimp noodle soups
Spicy Thai prawn noodle soup recipe

The flavors of Thai food are so fragrant and light, spicy, but not overpowering – and perfect on a summer’s evening. Thai prawn soup with noodles is not a Winter soup – it is a perfect light meal for eating al fresco.

The whole Thai prawn and noodle soup dish only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and leaves very little in the way of washing up, so it gives you more time to linger over dinner, catching up with your nearest and dearest, and perhaps sipping a glass of wine in the fading evening sun. Best of all, even though it is a quick dish, it is full of wholesome ingredients and you will still have the satisfaction of making something from scratch.

Here is how to make Thai prawn noodle soup:

Thai Prawn Noodle Soup

A quick and delicious Weekday Supper
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Thailand
Servings 2
Calories 360 kcal


  • 1 packet rice noodles Ready To Wok or another similar type of other brands
  • 800 ml vegetable stock
  • 4 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1/2 an onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 small bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 carrot thinly sliced
  • Handful of prawns
  • Handful of sugar snap peas chopped
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf optional
  • A few fresh coriander leaves


  • Heat 1 tsp light vegetable oil in a deep wok and add the diced onion and garlic. Gently fry over a low heat until beginning to soften.
  • Add the carrot, pepper, and sugar snap peas and turn up the heat. Stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock, coconut milk, lime juice and fish sauce. Reduce heat and stir well. Add the kaffir leaf, ginger, chilli, prawns and noodles, continuing to stir for a couple of minutes until everything is warmed through.
  • To serve, discard the kaffir lime leaf and sprinkle with a few coriander leaves.


– To get thin strips of carrot, I used a vegetable peeler.
– To make a vegetarian Thai shrimp noodles soup, simply leave out the prawns and fish sauce – you can replace them with a few more vegetables if desired.
Keyword noodles, soup, South East Asia

There are many types of Thai noodle soup and Thai shrimp noodle soup is one of the best recipes. The harmonious blend of succulent prawns, fragrant herbs, and aromatic spices in this dish truly makes it shine. So, gather your ingredients, follow the steps, and savor the goodness of Thai cuisine in your house.

Johanna Cleveland
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Hi, I'm Kate, the creator of Happy Baking Days. I'm a food lover, recipe creator, and kitchen explorer. I have amateur baking knowledge gained from years spent in the kitchen with my grandma and mum, where I graduated slowly from dusting work surfaces with flour and licking the spatula to the finer arts of pastry and meringue. Now in my own kitchen, I put all those years of training into practice, experimenting with recipes and ingredients from around the world. Join me as I share my culinary journey and favorite recipes that make cooking a delightful experience.

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