Thai Hot & Sour Soup

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Sheynath

I don't know where I got this recipe originally, the card is all splattered and dirty. I wanted to post it here before I lose it.

Top Review by lmaiorana

Made this dish for my family (with 2 under 5). Everyone loved it, but I did make a couple changes. First I added about 1/4 c of coconut milk because we like it and I wanted to add more thickness to the broth. I also added rice noodles to give it more substance, esp for my kids. I can't see making it w/o either next time. The only other thing I'd change for next time is leaving the lemongrass longer to make it easier to remove before eating. It was a bit of a pain to remove them individually from our bowls. I'm passing this recipe on to my dad who has Celiac disease as this is a perfect gluten free meal. Definitely make this again!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the chicken stock in a large pot with the lemongrass, lime leaves, lime zest and green chiles. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the meat and/or tofu to the stock and simmer until the meat is done.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the coconut milk and lime juice. Stir to blend.
  4. Pour soup into a tureen or ladle into bowls and sprinkle with red chili, cilantro and green onions.
  5. Adjust individual servings to taste with additional chili, cilantro, green onions, soy sauce. fish sauce or lime juice.

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