Friday, October 15, 2010

FFwD- Curried Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup


This week's selection for French Fridays with Dorie, chosen by Dorie herself, was Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup.
One thing that I love about Dorie's cookbooks, is that she always includes different options and ideas to add a little flair to the basic recipe. This recipe had the option of making a version with curry powder. I love curry powder and I thought it would give great flavor to this soup.

So, I made the curry version. I couldn't help but add some veggies- mushrooms and spinach. I used rice sticks because that is all I could find. Topped with chopped cucumber, chopped peanuts, basil & mint leaves and lime wedges. I omitted the sugar.

This soup was delicious. The flavors all melded together into something wonderful. The fresh mint and basil leaves were the perfect little compliment.
I was really happy with the results. Dorie does it again! You should really get a copy of this book and try the soup for yourself.

Go check out the other versions of this soup by heading over to French Fridays with Dorie!

11 comments:

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Your soup looks incredible! When I first saw this recipe I was scared of it but after seeing your picture I'm dying to make it!

Sis. Boom. said...

The more you put in this soup the better it seems to get!
Trevor Sis Boom.

Mary said...

Yum. Your picture looks great. I can't wait to make it again with cucumber bits this time.

Clivia said...

Your soup looks gorgeous. That bowl and plate are so lovely.

Tia said...

the curried version sounds fantastic. *Buttercreambarbie

Mary said...

Your soup sounds and looks fantastic with all the toppings. I'll have to try the curry version next time, but I loved the plain one.
:)

jillbert said...

Your extra veggie version looks really good! I'm going to make a note in my cookbook to add some veggies next time.

luciacara said...

Great photo - your version looks terrific! You've convinced me to add curry next time.

onewetfoot said...

Wow! That looks fantastic. I'm looking forward to trying the curry version some time.

TeaLady said...

Mare - all your additions make this soup look 'souper'. (SOrry, couldn't resist!!) I also want to make the curry version since I am addicted to curry.

TeaLady said...

BEAUTIFUL soup. so many wonderful additions. Love it.

Finally made it and it is pretty tasty.