Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This dish is called "Gaeng Liang Fak Thong" in Thai. In English it's just called tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, stir-fry onion in oil until golden brown.
  2. Add shrimp, chiles, and shrimp paste; fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add pumpkin, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add coconut milk and salt; return to a boil and cook until pumpkin is tender.
  6. Serve garnished with lemon juice, basil leaves, and cilantro.


Most Helpful

With the days getting colder now, this is a perfect "warm-me-up" soup. It only took me half an hour to make from start to finish and had a wonderful taste. I think the amount of chillies might need to be adjusted though, depending on which type you use. I used half as many as this recipe called for, deseeded, and there was still plenty of heat in the dish. Also, I might cut the amount of water down a bit next time - say to four or five cups - since I found the soup was a touch thin when I added the coconut milk. I didn't have fresh coriander and basil, but stirred in some store-bought pastes, which worked just fine.

Sackville September 28, 2002

Very good!I skipped the dried shrimp and I used fish sauce. I made my own shrimp paste fresh shrimp in the food processor. For the chilies I used red curry paste.I also added kiffer lime leaves. And replaced the pumpkin with butternut.Garnished with whole broiled shrimp. Very warming creamy soup.

Rita~ November 06, 2003

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