Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was posted on the box of rice noodles, and I'm posting here so I don't lose it. It's slightly modified for our taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, bring broth, lemongrass, mushrooms, and onion to a boil.
  2. Add shrimp, fish sauce and lime juice to the pot.
  3. Cook until shrimp is opaque (1 - 2 minutes).
  4. Add rice noodles and heat another minute.
  5. Serve in soup bowls with garnishes as desired.


Most Helpful

This was delicious. I modified it as we are vegetarian. Shrimp became tofu and we used vegetarian fish sauce (available at SE Asian markets). Also, I used the peppers that are used in Vietnam ... small, red, cayenne peppers.

Mohamjip March 07, 2011

Well, I'm sure that I managed to take the 'hot' out of this soup, but really needed to cut back on the amount of jalapenos used to just a little more than half of one! Other than that, though, I did follow the recipe & we very much enjoyed this soup! [Made & reviewed in the ZWT6 Family Picks]

Sydney Mike June 30, 2010

Delicious soup! I had never worked with lemongrass before; very enjoyable in this. I used all of the garnishes, and we thought all of them really added a great dimension to the soup. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews May 29, 2010

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