golden curry noodle soup

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This is a super flavorful and mega comforting golden curry noodle soup that was a contender in the soup challenge!

This is a triple whammy that combines noodles, curry flavors, and hearty soup in one bowl.

Here in Canada, we celebrated the first official week of spring! But it’s still cold AF and wintery here, so we needed to get cozy and hence the vegan soup challenge was birthed. You get 2 yummy and comforting soups out of this one!

There was also the vegetable dumpling soup that came out of this competition, which is also v cozy!

Check the video below to see it all come together, or keep scrolling for the recipe.

golden curry noodle soup vegan recipe
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golden curry noodle soup

Make this quick and cozy golden curry noodle soup with Thai curry, cilantro, lime, fresh veggies, fried tofu, and lots of noodles! 

Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Keyword curry, noodles, soup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 2
Author Lauren Toyota



  • 1 C sliced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 to 4 tbsp thai yellow curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne (optional)
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 C low-sodium vegetable stock
  • small handful kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced (matchsticks)
  • 2 C broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 250 g thick flat rice noodles

fried tofu

  • 1/2 a brick firm tofu
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • handful cilantro
  • lime wedges (optional)


  1. Heat a stock pot over medium heat with vegetable oil and sauté onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add in garlic and ginger and continuing sautéing for a couple more minutes until soft and fragrant.
  2. Stir in curry paste, turmeric, and cayenne, coating the onions, garlic, and ginger. 

  3. Add coconut milk and stir to combine. Add kaffir lime leaves and low-sodium vegetable stock and bring to a simmer.

  4. Meanwhile, cook rice noodles to al dente in a separate pot of boiling water. This is to prevent the noodles from soaking up all the broth.

  5. Prepare the tofu by heating a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Pat the brick of tofu with a towel or paper towels to soak up excess water. It doesn’t need to be completely pressed. Cube the tofu to your liking. 

  6. Add the vegetable oil to the hot cast iron skillet and place cubes of tofu in the pan.

  7. Season with a pinch each of sea salt, ground black pepper, and paprika. After 4 minutes, flip the tofu. Season the other side and continue frying, flipping about every 4 to 6 minutes to get all the sides crispy and golden brown.

  8. Just before serving, ensure the broth is simmering and add vegetables. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are slightly crisp and bright in color. 

  9. At the end, add in lime juice and sea salt to taste.

  10. Drain noodles from the boiling water and place in the bottom of your serving bowls. Pour soup over top and garnish with green onions, cilantro, and a lime wedge.

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15 thoughts on “golden curry noodle soup”

  1. Hi, the ingredients say "yellow curry paste" but in the video it looks like red curry paste. Could you please confirm? Thanks 🙂

    1. it is a yellow curry paste even though it looks so red in colour. We used Thai Kitchen Yellow Curry Paste. They also make a green and red that are now vegan friendly. I believe a while ago they used to have fish paste in them

  2. I just made the curry soup for dinner and I must say it tastes amazing.
    Love your work and the videos you post! Lauren, for when another video on your channel?

  3. Love your channel 😍. .I didn’t find any yellow curry @ my local grocery only red, can I sub that for the yellow??

    1. yes, just note that it might be spicier so add less and then add more as you taste it!

  4. Hi! I want to try this so bad, but my local grocers don’t have kaffir lime leaves. Do you think I could sub a little lime juice for that bright flavor, or is it key to the dish? Thanks!

    1. I mean, if you’ve never used lime leaves you’re missing out cause the flavor is AMAZING, but YES of course you can certainly just sub lime juice or zest. Do it to your taste. You might want more then the recipe we listed!

  5. How long do you think this would keep in the fridge? I’m going to double the recipe to have lunches to bring to uni with me… should I keep the noodles separate for storage? thanks!

  6. I made this tonight with red curry paste since that is what I had on hand and was too lazy to go shopping. I also didn’t have kaffir leaves so I ended up adding about 4 tbls of lime juice for good limeyness. I omitted the cayenne because the red curry paste was already pretty spicy. It was great the way I made it, but I will try it again with the yellow paste and kaffir leaves next time! Thanks!

  7. Made this tonight and it was delicious! I didn’t have any Kaffir lime leaves so I just used extra lime juice! Thanks, Lauren!

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