recipe; tom yum noodles

tom yum noodles

It has been a very long time since I made this, but these noodles are easy to make and so yummy to eat! They were a lifesaver when my husband and I were studying in Auckland. I haven’t made it since we left New Zealand, though…

I should definitely make them again soon, but maybe two batches. One with less chili (for my daughter and mother-in-law) and one with more!

tom yum noodles


  • 1 packet tom yum paste
  • 800ml water
  • 3 bunches noodles
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 chili, chopped
  • 2/3 packet spinach
  • 1 packet puff tofu, halved
  • lemon juice, to taste



  1. Boil the tom yum paste in water.
  2. Add the noodles to the boiling soup.
  3. When noodles are a little soft, add in chopped tofu and chilli.
  4. Let the tofu soak for about a minute.
  5. Add in the mushrooms and the spinach.
  6. Cook until ready.
  7. Serve while warm.

This makes about enough for two people, plus leftovers! It makes for a good lunch the following day, that is for sure.


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I’m Ara, a Southeast Asian writer who someday hopes to have published a novel, and who is currently losing herself in the worlds created by others. I love books and food and television and blogging and I get distracted and sidetracked easily.

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