Random Foo Asian Soup

"A random Southeast Asian seafood soup with Malaysian influences. If some of the ingredients are vague, like "dried noodles", it's to make the recipe with for all tastes and needs. (Like rice noodles for low-fat, or egg noodles for a treat.)"
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  • 1 (16 ounce) package egg noodles or (16 ounce) package ramen noodles
  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped
  • 14 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 14 lb shrimp, peeled, tail-on
  • 1 tom yam broth cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 cup snow peas, ends trimmed, cut in half diagonally
  • 12 celery, sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • 1 tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 (4 ounce) can light coconut milk (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 -2 tablespoon thai kitchen roasted red chili paste (or similar)
  • 3 dashes thai kitchen premium fish sauce
  • 12 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 12 teaspoon soy sauce (to taste)
  • 14 teaspoon sambal oelek chili paste (to taste)


  • Soak the mushrooms in 1/2-3/4 cup of boiling water.
  • Soak the noodles in 2 cups of boiling water for 2-5 minutes (depending on package instructions). Drain (reserving soaking water), rinse with cold water to stop cooking, drain well and split between two large eating bowls.
  • Put noodle-soaking water in pot and add tom yam stock, medium heat. Once cube/stock is dissolved, add oyster sauce and fish sauce. Keep on low heat.
  • Gently squeeze excess liquid out from mushrooms, reserving liquid. Slice thinly. Add mushroom liquid to broth.
  • In a small wok over high heat, add vegetable oil. Add chili paste and shrimp. Saute until half-done, then add sliced celery and mushrooms. Saute for another minute and add tomato and snow peas. Saute until peas just barely cooked. Remove from heat and split veggies between bowls, over noodles.
  • Pour hot broth over noodles & veggies. Add a splash of coconut milk. Sprinkle green onions and cilantro liberally. Enjoy! :o).

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  1. The flavors of this soup are incredible. So good! Thank you mlomeister. 16 oz noodles is enough for 8 people. I cut down the rice noodles to 4 oz and I still got about 4 big servings.(No complains, since I love the soup)


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