FFwD: Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

Friday, October 15, 2010

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I’m really enjoying this new little group, French Fridays with Dorie.  So is Mr. SGCC.  He likes that I’m cooking real food, and not just sweets.  I like that too, but I also like that if I get really busy I don’t have to participate every week.  It takes the pressure off and allows me to enjoy the recipes I do make, because I choose to.

I couldn’t join in last week because I was in San Francisco for BlogHer Food.  So was Dorie.  Did I mention that I met her?  I did!  And, she was lovely.  That’s all I’m going to say about it now, because I haven’t posted my recap yet.  You’ll just have to be patient.  Patience is a virtue, you know.  ;)

This week’s FFwD recipe is Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup.  I loved it!

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Dorie’s soup has lots of bright, fresh flavors like ginger, garlic and chilies.  The base is made with chicken broth and creamy coconut milk.  I adore anything made with coconut milk!   Though not in the original recipe, I also added some Penang chili paste to my soup.  Chili paste and coconut milk are BFFs.  Everyone needs a BFF – even chili paste and coconut milk. 

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I used thin Vietnamese rice noodles in my soup.  They’re the same kind that my favorite Vietnamese restaurant puts in its Phở.  I love Phở too, but it takes all day to make.  Dorie’s soup just as delicious, and only takes about an hour to put together.  That’s my kind of soup!

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If you’d like to try this recipe for yourself (and you really should), you’ll have to buy Dorie’s Around My French Table.  You should buy it anyway, because it’s a fantastic cookbook.  If you’d like to see many, many more bowls of Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup,  stop by the FFwD web site and enjoy!

28 responses to FFwD: Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. On October 15, 2010 at 7:02pm, kim said...

    UGH! No recipe??!!! It looks divine~!

    • On October 15, 2010 at 7:31pm, Susan said...

      Sorry! We were asked not to publish the recipes. :(

  2. On October 15, 2010 at 7:02pm, Rosa said...

    A splendid soup! So flavorful and comforting. Vietnamese food is so great.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. On October 15, 2010 at 7:15pm, Betty @ scrambled hen fruit said...

    Your soup is beautiful! I love the bright red chili slices on tip- I bet the chili paste was yummy in it too. You got to meet Dorie? Fantastic!!!!

  4. On October 15, 2010 at 7:37pm, Waverly said...

    I just posted my version of the Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup on FFWD. I vote your soup the prettiest. The red pepper rounds floating on top and the mint leaves – kudos! Lovely. It tastes great, doesn’t it?

    • On October 15, 2010 at 8:09pm, Susan said...

      Aww, thanks! It does taste great. In fact, I’m heating up the leftovers for dinner right now! :)

  5. On October 15, 2010 at 7:45pm, Joanne said...

    Haha patience is a virtue that I am most CERTAINLY bereft of. I’ll have to console myself by looking at this lovely soup.

    I just got my copy of Around the French Table and so I’ll hopefully be taking part in FFWD soon!

    • On October 15, 2010 at 8:09pm, Susan said...

      Looking forward to seeing your posts!

  6. On October 15, 2010 at 8:05pm, SMITH BITES said...

    Love it Susan and the soup looks fantastic! I’ve joined the group but haven’t been able to participate yet but am planning to here shortly – Isn’t the book just divine?? I met Dorie too and she is soooo charming and lovely – and I LOVED MEETING YOU TOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    • On October 15, 2010 at 8:11pm, Susan said...

      Thanks! Both Dorie and the book are divine! And, I LOVED MEETING YOU TOO!!! :D

  7. On October 15, 2010 at 11:41pm, LaJuana said...

    Your photos are gorgeous! I didn’t think about slicing my chili’s, yours are just perfect!

  8. On October 16, 2010 at 8:18am, amanda @ fake ginger said...

    Seeing this recipe all over the blog world has made me NEED Dorie’s new book. I’m dying to make this soup!

    Your pics are fantastic, as always!

  9. On October 16, 2010 at 8:51am, Clivia said...

    Your soup looks gorgeous! Lovely photos.

  10. On October 16, 2010 at 10:11am, dorie said...

    Susan, I LOVED meeting you at Blogher! And I love your soup and pictures, too. It makes me so happy that you were happy with the soup. It’s one I really enjoy, with and without the coconut milk (sadly, I can’t seem to get my husband to appreciate coconut milk as much as I do).

    • On October 16, 2010 at 11:44am, Susan said...

      Thank you so much, Dorie! Meeting you was the highlight of my trip. Love this soup and love the book! My husband isn’t crazy about coconut milk either, but if I throw enough meat in it, he’s happy. ;)

  11. On October 16, 2010 at 11:23am, Cookin' Canuck said...

    Oh my, this soup is right up my alley. I stood at the book table at BlogHer Food and drooled over this book. I convinced me that I really must buy it.

    • On October 16, 2010 at 11:45am, Susan said...

      BUY THE BOOK!!! :)

  12. On October 16, 2010 at 11:40am, Cynthia said...

    Susan this soup looks incredibly delicious.

  13. On October 16, 2010 at 12:54pm, kirsten said...

    Gorgeous photos, and can’t wait to hear about SF! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. On October 16, 2010 at 3:27pm, Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread said...

    I love this take on chicken noodle soup!! It looks fabulous!

  15. On October 16, 2010 at 11:52pm, The Italian Dish said...

    This is my kind of soup, Susan! Your photos are great. What fun BlogHer Food was.

  16. On October 17, 2010 at 8:28am, Joanne at Frutto della Passione said...

    That looks delicious and I love your bowls – they’re gorgeous!

  17. On October 17, 2010 at 10:24am, Maria said...

    Beautiful photos Susan! My husband is dying to make this one. It will be on our menu soon. I am loving Dorie’s new book.

    It was great to see you in SF!

  18. On October 17, 2010 at 12:41pm, laura said...

    oh Susan more gorgeous photos! I love coconut milk! I’m so glad you got to meet Dorie, isn’t she a doll? I accidentally almost barged ahead of her in line at registration at BlogHer Food, thankfully I found my manners and INSISTED she go first-geesh I guess I was too excited or something

  19. On October 18, 2010 at 9:04am, Rachel (S[d]OC) said...

    I’m with you on the coconut milk thing. This looks delicious. So happy you got to meet Dorie!

  20. On October 19, 2010 at 3:03am, Suzanne said...

    yum, beautiful photos makes me want to slurp up a bowl.

  21. On October 19, 2010 at 12:59pm, Margaret said...

    Beautiful soup.

    making it today now that i finally have ALL of the ingredients.

  22. On October 20, 2010 at 8:05am, Jeanette said...

    This looks and sounds so comforting. I love the combination of coconut milk and curry.

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