6 Reviews

When I wrote "5 cups of water" I meant 5 US cups-or 1 litre, not 1.25 litre as an Aussie would read it.

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JustJanS April 10, 2002

This should be called "Heaven in a bowl". I made this for lunch and it is sooooo good! I didn't have any sambal oelek so I used a fresh thai chilli instead to get the spicy flavour. I also used about a half a cup of coconut milk powder instead of the coconut milk as I wanted it a bit thicker. Next time I'll use 3 1/2 cups water and 1 1/2 cups coconut milk. Cooking this brought back all the smells of Thailand into my kitchen! (well not quite all of them, thank goodness)

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dale! April 09, 2002

We enjoyed this very much, the children were not expecting spicy asian flavours in a pumpkin soup, but they did enjoy it, and DH and I loved it. I was glad that you mentioned 1 litre, rather than 1.25, as that is how I would have interpreted 5 cups, 1 litre worked perfectly. DH very much enjoyed half processed/half not, he hates it when I always want to blend my soups! The fresh herbs are a lovely touch. Excellent recipe, Jan, thank you! :D

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Karen Elizabeth November 11, 2008

Best pumpkin soup I've had! All the flavors work together great, with a refreshing punch from the sambal oelek,lime juice and lemongrass. I didn't have the heart to cut up any of my pumpkins yet so cheated and made a half recipe with one 15 oz can pumpkin. It was done in 10 minutes total since I was able to skip Step #6. Easy and delicious; the reviewer that said *heaven in a bowl* was right on!

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FLKeysJen November 04, 2008

I cooked this the day my visitors arrived and it was given 5* from everyone. Easy to put together and it didn't matter that it sat on the stove for a while, (well, up until step 6). Love the fresh flavour of the basil and coriander. A keeper for us :)

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Jewelies August 26, 2005

Absolutely delicious. I also used fresh chilli instead of sambal oelek, and used light evaporated milk with a couple of drops of coconut essence instead of coconut milk, to lower the fat content. I have several different recipes for pumpking soup - all with different flavours - and this would be one of my favourites.

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Sueie February 24, 2003
Pumpkin Soup with Asian Flavors