Thai Coconut Curry Soup

by simplylife on February 25, 2012

I consider myself a pretty adventurous eater.  There’s not much that I won’t at least try.

I’ve eaten octopus in northern Spain, wildebeest in Swaziland and paneer in India.

Sometimes the food is so exotic that I’m happy just to have the opportunity to taste something new.  Other times, I can’t get enough and need to figure out how recreate the flavors so I can enjoy them again at home.

Thai food is one cuisine that I can never get enough of.  There are endless options that always sound appealing and I love the bold, fresh and spicy flavors.

While I still have a lot to learn about Thai cooking, I do know that curry paste is a great accompaniment to any dish and rice noodles are the perfect way to soak-up those fabulous coconut flavors.

Thai Coconut Curry Soup

by Simply Life

Inspired by Sweet Home and Real Simple

Keywords: soup/stew entree vegetarian vegan tofu beans Thai


  • 1 14 oz. can coconut milk
  • 1 heaping tbs. Thai curry paste
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • Ginger, to taste
  • 2 tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 6 oz. extra firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup edamame
  • 4-6 oz. rice noodles
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped


Mix together coconut milk and curry paste in large pot. Add broth, lime zest, lime juice, ginger and soy sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer. Add in carrots and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Add edamame and tofu and simmer 3-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook rice noodles according to package directions. Add cooked noodles into pot. Serve in bowls, top with cilantro and enjoy!

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  • Jolene (

    Mmmm, coconut + curry = a match made in heaven 🙂 I am pretty adventurous, but there are some things I won’t try (like certain creepy crawlies, or certain body parts, e.g. tongue).

  • Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Your coconut curry soup sounds great and is so colorful as well.

  • decocinasytacones

    In Southafrica I´ve eaten antilop, buffalo and snake. In Miami alligator. In India, I´ve eaten everything I´ve been offered to eat, in Singapore, we ate a two colours cream soup that when served on the plate, the two colours were also on your plate, never mixed up. I´ve eaten conch in Virgin Islands, and of course in the basque country squids in their own ink which is one of my favourite dishes together with the black rice….Octopuss, I can eat it any weekend as an appetizer, it´s delicious with virgin olive oil, sea salt and paprika….LOVE IT!!.

    Love this soup

    • Simply Life

      Oh I LOVE this- you’ve tried so much!!!!

  • Ranjani

    I ate duck tongue when I was in Singapore and also tried the infamous durian fruit. I definitely enjoy trying new foods!

    • Simply Life

      Oh wow, that is very adventurous!

  • Yummychunklet

    Agreed! I never get tired of Thai food. The coconut and peanut flavors combined with the cilantro are so delicious.

  • Kiran @

    LOVE thai food — I could eat it forever!! This looks so delish, Gina 🙂

  • Hotly Spiced

    I love Thai cuisine. I cook it often. I just love the combination of all those flavours and Thai food can be so good for you. This looks like a great curry. I love how you’ve used noodles rather than rice.

  • vianney

    I love thai food!! and the flavors scream vacation to me, lol!! yummy!

  • Kari

    You are definitely much more adventurous than I am! But I do love Thai – one of my favourite cuisines. This looks great and your pictures here are amazing 🙂

  • RebeccaSubbiah RD

    love trying new foods and Thai rocks

  • Belinda

    I love these flavors!!! So delicious!!

  • meri

    there is no comparison to the aroma/ taste of warm coconut milk cooking in a curry sauce… mmmm

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Me too! There is something about Thai food that I LOVE to eat all the time. And I don’t even eat spicy food, but I enjoy it so much. The flavor is amazing! Your coconut curry soup sounds delicious – one of Thai flavor that I can have every day… Love your first photo!

  • Anonymous

    This looks delicious! Thai food is about my favorite food genre! I think octopus or shark are probably the most exotic things I have tried. What was wildebeast like?

    • Simply Life

      Oooh sounds fun! To be honest, I don’t quite remember what it tasted like- it didn’t really stand out as much different from other meats.

  • Jamie

    This looks so yummy–I haven’t had thai in so long! When I was a kid I was THE pickiest eater but luckily I’ve changed my ways and now will try most things. Ethiopian cuisine is probably the most exotic I’ve had!

  • Beth

    I’m not super-adventurous, although I’ve eaten haggis in Scotland and cod tongues in Newfoundland. (The former was excellent, the latter not so much.)

  • Lisa – Bakebikeblog

    what a great combination of flavours!

  • Karriann Graf

    I love trying out something new and this is definitely one of them. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    “Spice it Up”

  • Emily @ A Cambridge Story

    Yum!! I just love fresh, exotic dishes like this! I’m a big coconut/curry fan!

  • Tigerfish

    The Thai Coconut Curry flavors in this bowl of noodle soup is enticing me.

  • Mom

    Great Job. I honestly thought you went out to dinner and snapped a picture at the restaurant…GREAT JOB AGAIN!!!

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