Lee Harrelson
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 6

I love the exotic flavors in this easy-to-prepare soup. You can find fish sauce in many grocery stores or local Asian markets. A bottle will last a long time in the refrigerator.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring water to a boil in a soup pot. Add green onions, carrots, fish sauce, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, and basil to pot. Add 2 ramen noodle seasoning packets (if you add all 4 packets, the soup will probably be too salty). Boil 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, and ramen noodles. Cook 5 more minutes. Add lime juice and zest. Stir well and serve.

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Ratings & Reviews

adamwa's Review

October 27, 2010
this recipe was very good. I did make it a bit more work by making a simple shrimp stock with the shells, a carrot, onion, ginger and garlic. I just chopped it and threw it all in to simmer while i prepped the other ingredients, strained and proceeded to follow the recipe as posted. will make again!

Awesome, kids loved!

March 03, 2016
Doubled the aromatics as others recommended, didn't use seasoning packets, just plain gf ramen & added some chicken bouillon to the first step. Also, for 2 cups of the liquid I used soaking water from dried shiitake mushrooms. Added extra 2 C water w chicken bouillon & a bit more Siracha & fish sauce (proportioned like the first step) bc we like more broth. Served with tamari & Siracha for adults.


April 26, 2015
I don't believe I've ever written a bad recipe review, but there is no hope for this one. The chili paste makes it 3 alarm fire hot and the fish sauce makes it disgusting. Frozen pizza for dinner tonight.

DeweyDell's Review

February 20, 2014
This was outstanding! And so quick to make. I used a package of plain Japanese curly noodles (without seasoning packets). With the fish sauce, garlic, and ginger I didn't miss the extra seasoning and prefer less sodium.

CookEatLive's Review

January 24, 2014

SmaroK's Review

January 14, 2014
Great flavor and easy to make! I loved the hot and sour broth, its great for cold days. Will make again!

julia92102's Review

December 31, 2013

oneangelicrn's Review

March 26, 2013
This recipe is delicious!!! I did follow SuzMate's suggestion and doubled the green onion, garlic, ginger, and basil. I used fish sauce while cooking but added a dash of soy sauce to my bowl at the table along with extra sirachi. Yummy!!! My family cannot get enough!

dodroe's Review

November 29, 2012
I use bok choy instead of spinach, leave out the basil, reduce the carrots and noodles by half and use chicken instead of shrimp. This is awesome!

MartyWilliams's Review

October 16, 2011