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Soup with Slurping Satisfaction!

Amazing, Beautiful Thai Soups


Thai soups feature incredible flavors as well as being healthy and so comforting. Perfect for chasing away an end-of-the-season cold or flu bug, or simply for lifting your spirits and brightening your mood. From world-famous Tom Yum soup to Thai-style chicken noodle and vegetarian soups, you'll find all of the best soup recipes right here. Enjoy!

1. Famous Tom Yum Soup (Easy to Make!)

Tom Yum soup
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Try this spicy Thai soup with my easy-to-follow recipe. A great natural cold and flu remedy, this Thai soup recipe is like medicine in food form. A very healthy soup, it will boost both your mood and your immune system, leaving you feeling warm and energized.

2. Classic Thai Chicken Soup (Tom Ka Gai)

Tom Ka Gai Soup
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Thai Chicken Soup (Tom Ka Gai) has that distinctive Thai flavor - a balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour. You will especially welcome this soup's warmth during the fall and winter, when it can also provide you with added health benefits, helping to ward off cold and flu bugs. Tom Ka Gai can either be served as an appetizer or as the star player (noodles can be added if you're planning to make this soup as a main entree). So sip, slurp, and enjoy the soothing warmth this soup brings!

3. Delicious Tofu Noodle Soup with Lemongrass (Vegan/gluten-free)

Lemongrass Coconut Noodle Soup (Vegetarian)

This comforting soup recipe is a great natural remedy if you're suffering from a cold or flu bug - or simply want to warm up on a cold day. It's also a great way to get your greens, with broccoli, Chinese cabbage, carrots, and fresh basil added to a mound of thin Thai rice noodles. Combined with vegetable (or chicken) broth and coconut milk, this quick and easy soup is a cup of warm comfort on a cool fall or winter day.

4. Chicken Noodle Soup (with rice noodles)

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
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Try this fantastic chicken noodle soup recipe from the Thai kitchen! If you like chicken noodle soup, you'll love this fragrant version of a universal classic. Made with rice noodles instead of wheat, this Thai chicken noodle recipe is lighter in calories, gluten free, and also much healthier than your typical chicken noodle soup - it's also far more delicious! Great if you're fighting off a cold or flu bug, or anytime you want a bowl of comfort - whether for the body or the soul. Enjoy!

5. Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup (see link within recipe for Vegan version)

Thai Pumpkin Soup
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In Thailand, pumpkin and coconut milk are commonly paired up to make a variety of both savory and sweet entrees. In this recipe, the two come together beautifully in a lightly-curried soup that tastes as delicious as those you may have tried at your favorite Thai restaurant.

6. Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup (Vegan/gluten-free)

Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup
This vegetarian version of Tom Yum Soup is easy to make, plus it's just as delicious and healthy (if not more so!) than the original recipe. Make this easy soup today as an appetizer, for lunch, or as a nutritionally complete dinner. You'll love how it warms you up from the inside!

7. Easy Tom Yum Soup (Step-by-Step)

Tom Yum Soup
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 01/18/10

Tom Yum soup is the most famous of all Thai soups, and this time it's made easy - just follow the pictures to a pot of Tom Yum that is as good (or better) than the one from your favorite Thai restaurant! Can also be made vegetarian/vegan (see recipe for instructions). ENJOY!

8. Thai Hot & Sour Soup

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Hot and Sour Soup is similar to Tom Yum Soup, but has a delightfully different flavor, plus it relies on egg instead of coconut milk to thicken it. The egg cooks in the soup, shredding into beautiful white "clouds". Includes lots of greens, plus shrimp or mixed shellfish. If you prefer, this soup can also be made with chicken or tofu. A great soup whether you're fighting a cold or flu, or are simply craving some warm comfort food.

9. Easy Homemade Thai Chicken Soup

Wonderful Homemade Chicken Soup Thai-style - Easy too!
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This Tom Yum Gai (Thai Chicken Soup) is simple to make and tastes amazing. And it's even healthier than most Western-style chicken soups owing to the potent mix of herbs and spices that add so much flavor and richness to the broth. It's also a very versatile soup in that nearly any type of vegetable can be added that you prefer - or throw in some noodles and you have a wonderful Thai chicken noodle soup. Enjoy!

10. Special Thai Orange Fish Soup

Thai Orange Soup
This special Thai soup is based on an ancient recipe from the Central Plains region of Thailand, where rice, fish, and vegetables are the common local ingredients. It is a fiery-hot soup with both sour and sweet overtones that make for a lively combination, especially when paired with fish and/or seafood. For this recipe, I've used both shrimp and fish fillets. Plenty of fresh local vegetables are another characteristic of this wonderful Thai soup recipe - feel free to vary these according to what is fresh and good at your local market or grocery store. Enjoy!
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