Friday, October 15, 2010

French Fridays with Dorie: Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup


I have to say that I am loving all of Dorie's recipes and her Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup is no exception!

In her book, Around the French Table, Dorie's Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup is white and very creamy in appearance. This silky white appearance comes from the use of coconut milk, which we all know is some really great stuff! I used light coconut milk and added quite a bit of soy sauce to my version. I'm wondering if that's why my soup took on a golden color? Either way, it was absolutely delicious garnished with slices of cayenne pepper, hot chili oil, cilantro, Thai basil, and a little wedge of lime on the side.

A perfectly flavored and comforting bowl of soup that is healthy and delicious. I know that I'll be making this one again.

Next Friday: hachis Parmentier

21 comments:

  1. Mmm, that looks so good! I can't wait to try this recipe after seeing all the FFwD posts today!

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  2. What great flavours! I love spicy soup so I know this would be a winner in my book. Have a great weekend Kim!

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  3. I must get that book - I could sneak it into the house. That delectable soup is just the thing for a confirmed soup-o-holic like me.My chicken soup is looking very bland right now. You do know how to entice.

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  4. I'm starting to think you like coconut milk almost as much as you like mustard!

    The chili oil and lime really speak to me. Sounds really good together.

    Lovely pictures as always.

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  5. Beautiful! This is a type of soup that I make most often, with infinite variation. Charles calls it "Asian Noodle Bowl" ☺
    I love your soy addition, very tasty!

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  6. Beautiful and tasty soup.
    Mimi

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  7. Looks like a great dinner to have around for a few days.

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  8. Looks delicious! I've seen a few posts about this soup today and they are all making my mouth water! I'm definitely looking this recipe up to make soon :o)

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  9. My book has finally arrived but we shall see if I'm able to do ANYTHING until this PFB thing is over. This soup sounds fantastic! I am so surprised to see a recipe for vietnamese soup in this book! But Dorie never ceases to amaze me.

    I like your changes! Looks delish.

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  10. yours sounds super spicy! complete with a bowl of chilis on the side :) *Buttercreambarbie

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  11. I need to try this - I tried a kind of similar thai soup recipe, and it wasn't very successful...

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  12. I love all these soups that are going around! Such wonderful bold flavors. Really love the spice here. Yum!

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  13. Chilly night here in NJ.. wish you could slide me a bowl of this goodness.

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  14. The red chiles look great sliced in your soup. My soup turned more of a golden color as well. Next time I might try adding a bit of soy sauce instead of the fish sauce. It looks so good!

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  15. Isn't this fun with all the garnishes? Great job!
    Trevor Sis Boom.

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  16. I"ve never thought to add coconut milk to my Vietnamese soups, but it sounds so good! I'm planning to make a batch of pho this weekend, and will separate a small pot to experiment with the coconut milk.

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  17. Now if only it would cool down a bit here...summer is still upon us down in Austin, but I'm craving bowls of soup like this! This looks like a flavorful and spicy soup...perfect for a chilly (or warm) day. Thank you for sharing!

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  18. MMMMM! I like your addition of pepper slices, they are so pretty! I also love the coconut milk, I never get to use it enough. I made the curried version--and it was really creamy.

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  19. Kim, like you, I simply cannot get enough coconut milk, especially in spicy dishes like an Asian chicken soup. I am sure that this is so tasty! I took my daughter to our fave Thai eatery this weekend when she was here and we had super hot Tom Gha Kai (Coconut Chicken Soup) and I could eat more right this minute! Is the Fridays with Dorie a private and closed group? Please let me know if you can. Bye for now! Great post!

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  20. Do me a favor. In the next two months when I get a nice winter cold, will you please bring me a batch of this? I know it would rock the sinuses out! I'd even add some sriracha:)

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