September 18 2020

I am a huge fan of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine! When I went to Thailand in 2015, I had the best food experience and have been improving my Thai flavoured recipes since.

Living previously in Toronto, we had the best Thai restaurants around. One particular restaurant, Lime (near Yonge St and Lawrence Ave in Toronto) served my favourite Street Noodle Soup. My partner and I loved this dish, and since living in Winnipeg, we can’t find anything that compares.

So after multiple attempts at trying to recreate this soup, I created my own version. The original soup has a coconut curry broth, which is incredible, however I tried to make a lighter broth for a change, and it was delicious!

See below for recipe!

Street Noodle Soup with shrimp

This street style soup is great for a quick and delicious weeknight meal! You can add other vegetables if preferred and swap the shrimp for another protein as well.
Course Dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine Asian, Thai, Vietnamese


  • 2 cups rice noodles soak in warm water to soften and drain
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 7 cups water
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp chilli garlic paste (sambal)
  • 2 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 600 g frozen shrimp (2 bags at 300 g) thawed and peeled
  • 2 1/2 cups napa cabbage shredded
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli cut up in florets
  • 1 cup snow peas

Toppings (optional)

  • 1 tbsp kimchi for garnish
  • 1 tbsp scallions for garnish


Prepare rice noodles

  • In a medium size bowl, add rice noodles with warm water and allow noodles to soften for 5-10 min. Make sure noodles aren't too soft, drain water and set aside.


  • In a large saucepan, add water, chicken broth, garlic, ginger and miso paste and cook on high heat to bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 min.
  • Add sesame oil, soy sauce, chilli garlic paste, and hoisin sauce. Stir and simmer for 2 min.
  • Add shrimp and cook for 4-5 min. Stir in remaining vegetables and simmer for another 2-3 min and remove from heat.

Assemble soup

  • In a medium size bowl, add handful of noodles (aprox 1 cup), and pour over soup with shrimp and vegetables over noodles. Season to taste and add spices like chilli flakes or sriracha if you like it spicy.
  • Garnish with kimchi and scallions and enjoy with a spoon, fork and/or chopsticks!
Keyword noodle soup, seafood soup, shrimp
Posted by Tamara Sarkisian