Tom Yum Noodle Soup

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Tom Yum Noodle Soup

Those of you who visit regularly know how much my family and I enjoy noodles. Since this is my first ever cooking video, I chose to cook this quick and easy Tom Yum Noodle Soup. It is big on taste and the script was a little easier to compose. Even so, there were many “bloopers”! Perhaps I will share them with you a little further down the road. For now, we will keep to the script. ;)

Tom Yum Noodle Soup

This delicious Tom Yum Noodle Soup takes less than 20 minutes to prepare using ready-made tom yum paste in a jar and pancit canton, a type of pre-fried wheat noodles made in the Philippines and easily available here at the Asian markets. These noodles have appeared in my Cantonese Style Fried Noodles, Clay Pot Noodles, and Pancit Canton recipes on this blog. Do check them out.

With the video feature, I will not be including the step-by-step pictorial instructions here but you can still print the recipe as always using the “Print” link located on the top right hand corner of the green area below. I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks for watching and please do subscribe to my channel.

Tom Yum Noodle Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Tom Yum Noodle Soup


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, thinly slice bottom third into rings
  • ½ small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp tom yum paste
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 oz (80g) pancit canton/yee meen
  • 2 oz (55g) chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 6 shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • Cilantro leaves
  • 1 red chili, seeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ lime, cut into wedges


Heat vegetable oil in a small clay pot over medium low heat. Sauté lemon grass, onion, and garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Stir in to yum paste. Add 1½ cups (360ml) water. Stir to dissolve tom yum paste. Cover and bring soup to a boil.

Remove lid. Season soup with salt and pepper.

Add noodles, chicken, and shrimps. Cover and cook for 3 minutes or until chicken and shrimps are cooked through.

Turn off heat. Garnish with cilantro leaves and red chili.

Serve immediately with lime wedges.

Tom Yum Noodle Soup

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

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17 Responses

  1. deliciously done and presented

  2. Lovefoodies says:

    Absolutely FABULOUS Linda! I loved watching your video very much and I could almost smell the food as you were cooking. Thank you for bringing your recipes to life. Really great work!

  3. Mel says:

    I love tom yum and having this soup with noodles sounds really slurpy delicious.

  4. Haruna says:

    Oh, Tom Yummy! 8-)

  5. Hi Linda, Thank you for sharing the cooking video. Your tom yum noodle looks very delicious!

  6. arcenio_john says:

    Wow! This is an exciting twist for these delicious instant noodles. I’m going to try this out.

  7. Ramona says:

    I love hearty and spicy soups like this. If I was your neighbor, I would come over with a big bowl and asked to borrow some soup. :)

  8. Scott says:

    I made this last night with spaghetti and it was delicious! I doubled-up on the tom yum paste and added the two chilis to the soup as it was coming back to a boil and it gave everything just the right amount of heat for my palate. The lemongrass was a nice touch and was very crunchy. Is it supposed to be that way? Also, I wonder how it would be with ginger instead of the lemongrass?

    • Linda says:

      That sounds delicious, Scott. I like it spicy too. :) The lemongrass is used to infused the soup with flavor and scent. Usually it is bruised or smacked with a heavy knife and left whole. I chose to slice it because of the short cooking time. A little ginger may be added but the lemongrass should not be omitted if possible.

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