Leave Your Link [LYL]: Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

I did not get around to making soup this week. All your links are going to rub it in. Good on ya for getting it done!

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146 Responses to “Leave Your Link [LYL]: Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup”

  1. lizzy October 14, 2010 at 8:45 PM #

    What an incredible soup…the combination of flavors was sublime. LOVED it!


    • kudoskitchen October 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM #

      Loved your honesty here. Your pictures still look great even though the soup wasn’t your favorite. Happy cooking!
      Renee (Kudos Kitchen)

    • Elle October 15, 2010 at 10:21 AM #

      I definitely thought it needed lime juice and sriracha.

      • bearcub October 15, 2010 at 10:26 AM #

        ditto – it’s a pretty simple soup to begin with. the “spicy”ness just comes from the hot sauce condiments.

  2. clivia October 14, 2010 at 8:53 PM #

    Awesome on this cold and grey fall day.

  3. NummyKitchen October 14, 2010 at 9:13 PM #


    Made a vegetarian version and loved it!

    • AC October 18, 2010 at 1:11 PM #

      Andrea, I love that you switched this up for a vegetarian dish!!!! AND, you made your own noodles! You’re awesome. I will have to try this :)

  4. wanderlustforfood October 14, 2010 at 9:24 PM #

    Post will be up after midnight – I was totally in my element with this one! Loved it!

    I’ve included some pics from my trip to Vietnam to get you guys in the mood…


  5. katsilcock October 14, 2010 at 11:01 PM #

    I loved, loved, loved, loved LOVED this soup! Did I mention that I loved it?

  6. napangel October 14, 2010 at 11:07 PM #

    My link will be up just after midnight as well. We loved this soup!


  7. Lexi October 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM #

    delicious! so much flavor in that broth.

  8. bearcub October 14, 2010 at 11:17 PM #

    here’s a link to my southeast asian soup. I still don’t understand why it’s not a thai soup…
    (link will be active at 7amEST)

  9. josefa October 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM #

    If you can chop veggies, assemble ingredients, and boil water, then you can make this soup!


  10. Chaya October 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM #

    I got my book today and had to make the gourgeres. I hope to make the soup, tomorrow. Couldn’t resist making the first recipe for the group, especially since Dorie selected it.


  11. kakimeal4 October 14, 2010 at 11:45 PM #

    My hubby loved this soup. Yay! http://www.awomanofacertainage.blogspot.com

  12. Dorie October 15, 2010 at 12:09 AM #

    I’m ‘on the road’ and haven’t had time to do a thing except the events on my book tour schedule. I was hoping to put up a post for Friday, but it’s looking pretty unlikely. But I’m thinking about all of you — and seeing some of you too. I’ve met members of TWD and FFWD at each of my stops and each time I’m so excited. It’s wonderful to meet and to have a little time to chat.

    Glad to see that so many of you like the soup. I’m in Chicago after a 20-hour day and boy, would I love a bowl of it now!

  13. scrambledhenfruit October 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM #

    This soup is the best I’ve ever made! (and I’m no spring chicken.) We loved it!

  14. buttercreambarbie October 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM #


    Just like Pho Ga at my fave Vietnamese restaurant!

  15. Serene October 15, 2010 at 12:46 AM #

    I’m not sure I’ll be able to post in the morning, so I’m putting up my link, but it won’t be live until midnight Pacific time (about 2 hours from now): http://www.momfoodproject.com/?p=1177

  16. Becky O. October 15, 2010 at 1:34 AM #

    So happy I made this! It was delicious and beautiful!


  17. Good Bite In October 15, 2010 at 2:28 AM #

    This was our fav French Friday recipe so far …. thanks Dorie!


    As always I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s results!


  18. Miss Kris Kitchen October 15, 2010 at 2:30 AM #

    This is a very aromatic and beautiful soup. Once all the ingredients are assembled it is an easy soup to make. I wondered about that “fish sauce,” but kept adding more and more…it is delicious!http://misskriskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/10/french-friday-with-dorie-spicy-asian.html

  19. moowiesqrd October 15, 2010 at 3:10 AM #

    Wow, it turned out great on my end! Thanks, Dorie!


  20. barefootkitchenwitch October 15, 2010 at 4:53 AM #


    I knew our family would love this one, and I wasn’t wrong.

  21. popsiclesandsandyfeet October 15, 2010 at 6:45 AM #

    We need a “leave your link and LOVE IT” option….great soup.


  22. Mary Scott October 15, 2010 at 6:45 AM #

    My new, go to chicken noodle soup! Love the flavor.

  23. Boneats October 15, 2010 at 7:31 AM #

    This is such a beautiful soup. Smells so divine while it’s cooking on the stove. I made the curry version…delish!


  24. Sugary Goodness (Kim) October 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM #

    Glad I tried it!!

  25. Nicky October 15, 2010 at 8:05 AM #

    Only a photo this time, as this week’s been a little crazy. But how wonderful it’s been to have a tasty soup for dinner when I get home: heat broth, cook some more noodles, add chicken. Perfect, super easy dinner for 1. Loved this one!

  26. Dagny October 15, 2010 at 8:20 AM #

    Deeelicious, even without the spicy! Here you are:


  27. Katya October 15, 2010 at 8:22 AM #

    I ate every bite myself. Stupid vegetarians and coconut allergies missed out.

    • Katya October 16, 2010 at 8:51 AM #

      not to say that vegetarians and the coconut-allergic are stupid, just that they got no soup this time!

  28. flourchild October 15, 2010 at 8:26 AM #


    Oh where did I find the time to make this? I did..and Im happy for that!!

  29. luciacara October 15, 2010 at 8:44 AM #

    This was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten! I really loved it…mine turned out extremely rich & flavorful. Usually I reduce the amount of fish sauce but I didn’t this time & it was great. I used 2 whole chicken breasts (almost 2 lbs) and 9 oz of fresh Chinese noodles. I didn’t use any of the garnishes & didn’t miss them at all.

    I’m glad it was so easy to make; a lot of these types of soups are sometimes pretty involved and this couldn’t have been much easier. So that I have sufficient leftovers next time, I’m going to make a double batch & add the noodles, cilantro, & lime juice when serving so that they are not stored with the soup (basically, this is what Dorie put in the sidebar to the recipe). Using tofu instead of chicken would make the recipe even easier & probably better for leftovers (I usually don’t like reheated chicken).

    Here is my picture: http://cookingluciacara.blogspot.com/

    Here is my picture:

  30. susanegar October 15, 2010 at 9:11 AM #

    Really good soup! …Even though I changed it up quite a bit…and maybe didn’t understand what to do with those darn red chilies…


  31. beth@thescreenporch October 15, 2010 at 9:14 AM #

    Off to work can’t wait to come home and see everyones posts!! Great soup http://www.thescreenporch.blogspot.com/2010/10/spicy-vietamese-chicken-noodle-soup.html

  32. 1cup October 15, 2010 at 9:15 AM #

    This is a lovely, mild based soup. I don’t like cilantro but did use the stems in making the broth and poaching the chicken. The flavor is still there but as a background note. Since I knew I would have leftovers, I kept the chicken and noodles separate from the broth. That way I can make each bowl “fresh” and add the condiments as the mood strikes me. I do like the addition of sriracha sauce for more kick and/or a pinch of curry powder. Also using lime and fish sauce to make the soup “pop” helps. I used lite coconut milk so the soup isn’t as opaque as pictured, and the broth separates in the refrigerator but is easily fixed when reheated. I’m not sure I would make it again as I generally prefer stronger flavors, but I could see this as a great mild soup for an under-the-weather day. And I do like the method of poaching the chicken breast; it makes for very moist meat (something I simply must have when it comes to chicken).

  33. beth@thescreenporch October 15, 2010 at 9:21 AM #

    I can never do this right in the morning darn it http://thescreenporch.blogspot.com/2010/10/spicy-vietamese-chicken-noodle-soup.html

  34. beth@thescreenporch October 15, 2010 at 9:26 AM #

    one more time. I told you I cant spell before coffee SORRY http://www.thescreenporch.blogspot.com/2010/10/spicy-vietnamese-chicken-noodle-soup.html

  35. stephsbitebybite October 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM #

    I absolutely loved this soup! What a twist on a classic. http://stephsbitebybite.blogspot.com/2010/10/french-fridays-with-dorie.html

  36. SisBoom October 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM #


    I wrote about our comfort zones… this soup was out of mine but glad I tackled it. Delicious!

  37. Elle October 15, 2010 at 10:26 AM #

    This soup is already famous in our house, I made lentil soup the other night and the reaction I got was ‘make the spicy chicken soup again.’ I think its safe to say the boyfriend is hooked. http://bit.ly/cASpoa

  38. Candy October 15, 2010 at 10:43 AM #

    I totally loved this soup! So easy, and can be adapted to taste with the condiments (a little more chile, a little less basil). I’m really pleased with how all of the recipes have turned out!!

  39. Judy22 October 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM #

    We enjoyed the soup, especially the next day.


  40. Butter n Thyme October 15, 2010 at 12:27 PM #

    This is a real winner for me!

  41. Oven Love October 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM #

    Finally got around to all three of the last recipes. :)


  42. saffronandhoney October 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM #

    Here is my soup, perfect to share with friends and family on a hazy grey London day like today:


    – K@saffronandhoney

  43. Deborah Balint October 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM #

    I was a bit worried about getting a good photograph of a basically white soup but was so happy with how it turned out…and the soup too! Even my husband, who is not a fan of coconut, enjoyed this soup. My children asked for seconds and my daughter even brought leftovers to school the next day. I did find that the two chilies were not enough heat, so I added some Sriracha at serving. This was a nice and easy soup to prepare on a cool evening. Next time, I would try the curry version and would probably add some more vegetables to it.

    Here’s my photo:


  44. Kat October 15, 2010 at 1:02 PM #

    Wow, another surprise! This was soooo different form anything we’ve ever had–and sooo gooood!


  45. SugarPlumFairy October 15, 2010 at 1:05 PM #

    An aromatic soup that will have leave ur home fragrant with all the goodness u love!!
    I ended with with 48 pics, thats what u get when ur doing a step by step post is it…..but i loved every moment , even thru my flu attacked body:-)

    Step by step ,according to the list of ingrdnts……


    Hop by to see in pics my garnishes and more and hope u’ll love it as muc as i do…..

    And there are quite some entries here, lookn 4ward to explore the deliciousness in them all…

  46. claudine October 15, 2010 at 1:58 PM #

    I wish I had some of this leftover today, so good!

  47. Macarun October 15, 2010 at 2:02 PM #

    I enjoyed the soup, it wasn’t as spicy as I expected by the title.

  48. LaurensFault October 15, 2010 at 2:31 PM #

    Not a fan of spicy, so I didn’t know what I was in for with this soup. But it was pretty good!


  49. QuaifeQ October 15, 2010 at 3:43 PM #

    Delicious soup! Full of flavor. I felt like I was in a Vietnamese restaraunt!

  50. Joanna October 15, 2010 at 3:57 PM #

    I think it was a wonderful soup recipe. Very flavourful. I think it might taste better tomorrow. I like my soups to be a little thicker and heartier. I’m very pleased as this was my first Vietnamese dish! http://plixi.com/p/50835307

  51. Mary October 15, 2010 at 4:23 PM #

    This was fabulous last night and today. Here’s my post–finally, my first FFwD post!

  52. Shandy October 15, 2010 at 4:24 PM #

    My husband and I enjoyed the soup and are looking forward to trying the curry version.


  53. Lindsey October 15, 2010 at 4:27 PM #

    Wonderful flavor, but are you a cilantrophobe?


  54. mike509 October 15, 2010 at 4:40 PM #

    I enjoyed hunting for ingredients almost as much as the soup!


  55. Sharon October 15, 2010 at 4:55 PM #

    I am surprised but my family really liked this


  56. Roy October 15, 2010 at 5:03 PM #

    A great soup. Can’t wait for cold wintry weather to set in and to make it again.

  57. Chaya October 15, 2010 at 5:48 PM #

    I did it gang. I made it. It is fantastic.


  58. wheelsandlollipops October 15, 2010 at 5:49 PM #

    A great go to week day soup recipe! Family loved it.

  59. Susan @ SGCC October 15, 2010 at 6:59 PM #

    Here’s the link to my post: http://stickygooeycreamychewy.com/2010/10/15/ffwd-vietnamese-spicy-chicken-noodle-soup/

    Loved this soup! :)

  60. lindsay_s October 15, 2010 at 7:12 PM #

    Wonderful! I truly loved how delicate the coconut flavor was. This will be a staple in our household.

  61. Waverly October 15, 2010 at 7:13 PM #

    I was skeptical at first, but this soup was easy to make and had lovely flavors. I like it!! See how beautiful it is: http://www.facebook.com/peaceandloveinthekitchen

  62. Glennis-CBWA October 15, 2010 at 8:01 PM #

    FFwD~ Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup…Oh my! I have a new favorite!

  63. Katrina October 15, 2010 at 8:14 PM #

    It is hard to leave my link from my iPhone!
    This soup is awesome!!!


  64. whineaux October 15, 2010 at 8:53 PM #

    Hmmm, sorry to report that it wasn’t my favorite.


  65. nicmarsh October 15, 2010 at 9:10 PM #

    interesting soup to make… fish sauce is not my friend i think…

  66. greek_goddess57 October 15, 2010 at 9:38 PM #

    I just had the soup for supper and it was great!
    Added some Sriracha too :)


  67. betsyp October 15, 2010 at 10:08 PM #

    I messed up and made the Hachis Parmentier first (now I’m ahead for next week), but I did get the soup made for tonight’s dinner. It was a success. I don’t think it was authentic Vietnamese, but that’s OK, because it tasted great!


  68. LaJuana October 15, 2010 at 11:37 PM #

    I made this a week ago and have been enjoying it more with each new bowl full. A most pleasant surpise! At first there was a flavor that lingered after eating, an aftertaste, and that was a bit of a turn off, more so when I thought it was the fish sauce…the more I thought about it I realized it was the cilantro. I’ve never cooked with so much cilantro. A bit of lime with each bowl seemed to temper the cilantro nicely…I would have never dreamed I’d enjoy it as much as I did. But that’s what cooking along with Dorie in this book is all about to me…stepping out of my comfort zone…who would have dreamed that chicken noodle soup would be out of anyone’s comfort zone! : )


  69. Genkinaonna October 15, 2010 at 11:53 PM #

    I’ve never made anything using Vietnamese ingredients before. It was so good and easy! My husband said it could have used some more heat, I wimped out and only put 1 chile in it. You never can tell how hot they’re going to be. Making this gave me an excuse to check out the little Vietnamese/Thai store by my house so it was a win-win!


  70. crumbskelly October 16, 2010 at 12:02 AM #

    I made this tonight for a late dinner. Tasty! I am looking forward to making this again and playing with the recipe.


  71. onewetfoot October 16, 2010 at 1:47 AM #

    I wasn’t sure I was going to make it this week before midnight, but here’s my link:


    This is such a good, versatile recipe!

  72. Phoebe October 16, 2010 at 1:56 AM #

    loved the soup!

  73. Jessica October 16, 2010 at 3:22 PM #

    Made it last night – wonderful! Late post: http://cookbookhabit.blogspot.com/2010/10/ffwd-vietnamese-spicy-chicken-noodle.html

  74. Lana October 16, 2010 at 3:25 PM #

    Well, I have to thank Dorie for this wonderful recipe. We enjoyed the soup for two days. It was very simple to make, it did not require a lot of time, and the taste was extraordinary. I cooked it on Friday and posted about it on Friday just a bit after midnight, but forgot to link my post. Duh! I blame it on the excitement:)
    Looking forward to many more recipes!

  75. maryeats October 16, 2010 at 4:01 PM #

    here is my link http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryeats/5086776951/ i loved this soup! I added a sliced hungarian wax pepper for a kiss of heat, and some local chantrelle mushrooms. Delicious and easy.

  76. suzanneellis October 16, 2010 at 10:19 PM #

    Love, love, loved this soup!! A day late in cooking/posting, but am I ever glad I made it.


  77. lola October 16, 2010 at 10:21 PM #

    Well, I thought that I had left my link on Friday, but since there are no comments and I cannot find it above, I guess not. Here it is: http://lolasarsticendeavors.blogspot.com/spicyvietnamese chickennoodle soup We enjoyed it.

    • onewetfoot October 17, 2010 at 1:27 AM #

      Your link isn’t working. The soup was really good, wasn’t it?

    • Elaine Corwin October 17, 2010 at 1:54 PM #

      Yep! Adding stuff was the only way to go. Your link is spelled wrong, but if you click on your name, it works.

  78. Lisa October 17, 2010 at 1:48 PM #


    Super good. We’ll make it over and over again!

  79. Spike October 18, 2010 at 9:12 AM #

    made it on time but posting late. oh well.

  80. Clairej October 18, 2010 at 5:52 PM #

    Made this last week as I was going out of town but then wasn’t able to post on time…http://147charlbury.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/redemption-in-a-bowl-of-soup

  81. Clairej October 18, 2010 at 5:53 PM #

    Made this last week as I was going out of town but then wasn’t able to post on time…http://147charlbury.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/redemption-in-a-bowl-of-soup/

  82. foodandwine October 21, 2010 at 10:06 AM #

    Catching up with recipes for the month of October…I am so glad that I did. This soup is delicious and very easy to make. I prepared everything but the vermicelli, basil & mint the day before. Very good paired with a Washington State Rose but would be good with Riesling or Viognier as well.

  83. InsomniMom-Shelley October 22, 2010 at 1:20 AM #

    Very delicious! Especially since I had the flu and as I was getting well, managed to stagger around the kitchen to prepare it. Thank heaven it was easy to put together and it was just what the doctor ordered when I collapsed on the couch later with a steamy bowl of comforting soup.

    Here’s my link, posted tardily: http://insomnimom.blogspot.com/2010/10/french-fridays-with-dorie-spicy.html

  84. jwen October 24, 2010 at 10:09 PM #

    Really loved this! The curry addition really add depth and flavor.

  85. JLeah October 30, 2010 at 8:52 PM #

    made on time but posting late… very, very late.


  86. Kayte November 5, 2010 at 1:46 PM #

    Okay, okay, it took me a bit to get all the ingredients in the right place at the same time, but this was FANTASTIC and I am making this time and again. YUM. Here’s my post http://grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com/grandmas_kitchen_table/2010/11/french-fridays-with-dorie-spicy-vietnamese-chicken-noodle-soup.html

  87. Kate November 6, 2010 at 1:38 PM #

    This soup was wonderful! I made it but have been gone and not able to post my link. We loved this spicy soup and will be making it again. Simple and flavorful!!


  88. lindseymilam November 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM #

    I joined late and had to catch up, so here is the post with my “catch-up” recipes! Only one to go to truly catch-up!

  89. Cher August 16, 2013 at 8:23 AM #


    Almost three years later, but I am finally catching up to this one!


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