Quick coco-lime soup with glass noodles and broccoli (vegan)

Singlemade: Quick coco-lime soup with glass noodles and broccoli (vegan)

Almost ten years ago I did an internship in different restaurants in a huge hotel complex in Bangkok. I learned to make wonton-leaves with an axe, how to carve carrots into flowers, how to fire wok like a pro – believe me, a western girl behind a fire wok is a proper sight to see for a Thai. In short, it was a great experience that yielded some fantastic memories.  

One of my favourite memories has to be the Tom Ka Kai that one of the local chefs would make me every day. Every time he saw me, he whipped up a batch using his secret recipe. I had his soup every day for ten days straight and I still couldn’t get enough.

Tom Ka Kai is a Thai chicken soup with coconut milk and lemongrass. Whenever I taste the combination of sweet coconut and the acidity of citrus it takes me back to Bangkok. I can’t come close to the chef’s Tom Ka Kai but I wanted to do something for Singlemade using its flavor pallet. And so this superfast vegetarian coconut-lime soup with glass-noodles was born. Maybe it’ll create some great memories for you too! 🙂

Singlemade: Quick coco-lime soup with glass noodles and broccoli (vegetarian)
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Quick coco-lime soup with glass noodles and broccoli (vegan)
Quick coco-lime soup with glass noodles and broccoli (vegan)
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
large bowl
Ingredients
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
large bowl
Ingredients
Quick coco-lime soup with glass noodles and broccoli (vegan)
Instructions
  1. Cut the Chinese cabbage into chunks suitable to eat with a spoon or with chopsticks. Do the same with the broccoli.
  2. Heat a dash of oil in a small cooking pot. Lightly fry the Chinese cabbage. Douse with water and coconut milk and add the bouillon. Bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, add the noodles. Grate as much ginger over it as you like and add the juice of half a lime. Bring to a boil again.
  3. As soon as the noodles start to go soft, add the broccoli florets. Leave to boil for another 2 minutes until the broccoli’s al dente and season to taste with pepper and salt. Serve immediately, preferably with chopsticks and a lot of slurping!
Recipe Notes

Tip: If you like coriander, it’ll go great with thi soup. The same goes for black sesame seeds as a topping.

Like it spicy? Then go nuts with fresh chili or Sriracha sauce.

Tip: You can add any vegetable you like, just make sure they don’t need a lot of time to cook, like courgette or radishes (quartered). You can throw in some spinach at the last moment, or use frozen peas!

Singlemade: Quick coco-lime soup with glass noodles and broccoli (vegetarian)

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