Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Chicken Noodle SoupIt’s officially winter in Melbourne and I hated it. I always get sick during winter and this year is no exception. Since the start of July my nose has been nothing but runny and blocked. I had two fevers, and am feeling weaker all the time. After almost 10 years living in Melbourne I can only accept the fact that my body is not really made for cold and windy weather. My immune system is lower in winter, when people around me get sick, I would immediately get infected too.

I have been eating a lot of comfort food – mostly soup. I ate bowls of pho and ramen noodle for dinner. Somehow noodle soup is the best food to cure my weak body. It gives me warmth after the last spoonful and I can sleep better that night.  However it is impossible to eat out every night without breaking my wallet, and I don’t wish to spend hours simmering my own ramen and pho broth as well.

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

I learnt how to make something easier and doesn’t cost a lot of time but still flavourful. I am so grateful that we have plenty of resources that we can find from Google, and found this recipe by Thaifood, I used the recipe to make this Thai chicken noodle soup by using chicken stock as my base and some fragrant Thai herbs like lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaf, chillies, lime juice and a great all-rounder for Thai dishes, the fish sauce. I omitted the coconut milk as I want to keep it light but feel free to add it if you love coconut milk. [Read More…]

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