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Chilli Noodle Broth

This chilli noodle broth is so easy to make, it has such a deep flavour and the rice noodles go so well with it. If it is winter time where you are from, I recommend you try this recipe.
Course Soup
Cuisine non specific
Keyword broth recipe, spicy noodle broth, spicy noodle soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 262 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • 250 g rice vermicelli noodles
  • 300 g bok choy washed and thickly sliced
  • 1.75 L of vegetable stock
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled
  • ½ a thumb sized piece of ginger peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • ½ an onion
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 2 cloves
  • 3-4 peppercorns
  • 1 spring onion julienne cut into long strips
  • 100 g bean sprouts
  • ½ a tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 fresh chilli for garnish optional
  • Wedges of lime optional


  1. Get a large pot of salted boiling water. Add the rice noodles and cook for about 6-7 minutes, then add your bok choy and cook for another 40 seconds.
  2. Drain the noodles and bok choy and transfer them to a bowl. Then, get the pot back on the stove and add your stock, garlic clove, ginger, chilli flakes, onion, bay leaves, cloves and peppercorns. Bring the stock to a boil on high heat, then lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Put your sieve or colander over a large bowl, then strain the aromatics so that you are only left with the stock.
  3. Put the clear stock back in the pot, then put over low heat-medium heat. If there are any foamy bits floating on top, just skim them off with a spoon or a ladle.

  4. Add your cooked bok choy and rice noodles. Then add your bean sprouts, spring onions and soy sauce.
  5. Taste to see if the broth needs any more soy sauce, then serve. If you want, serve with a wedge of lime and garnish with sliced red chilli.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you taste the broth at the end to make sure it has enough salt.
  • If you want to add more chilli flakes do so but be careful, they are hotter than you think.
Nutrition Facts
Chilli Noodle Broth
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.1g2%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 55.6g19%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.