Quick Vietnamese Noodle Soup Recipe

Quick Vietnamese Noodle Soup

We like this Vietnamese Noodle Soup in the house. When you don't have all day to make your beef broth and you are craving this soup just use store-bought. It's quick to make and delicious! We like a big bowl of this soup, with chewy noodles and slices of beef fondue on a cold, winter evening. 

The trick here is to infuse your broth with flavors like fresh ginger, onions, garlic, and spices. It simmers for 30 minutes and the house smells so good. When you serve this soup everyone garnish however they like. I like mine with bean sprouts, lime, green onions, jalapeños and fresh basil.


1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 onions, diced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp curry paste
1 tsp sambal oelek 
8 cups beef broth
1 tsp sesame oil
12 ounces beef fondue meat
1/2 to 1 cup fresh cilantro
2 tbsp fish sauce
8 ounces rice noodles
2 cups bean sprouts
1 lime, in quarters 
2-3 green onions, thinly slices
fresh basil
jalapeños, thinly slices

1- In a large pot, over medium heat, cook the onions for 3-4 minutes stirring constantly.
2- Add the fresh ginger, garlic, curry paste and sambal oelek. Cook another 30 seconds stirring constantly.
3- Add the beef broth, sesame oil, fish sauce, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
4- Add the fresh cilantro and slices of beef fondue. Cook for another 5 minutes.
5- Add the rice noodles and cook another 5 minutes.
6- Divide the soup among 4 bowls. Place in small bowls, on the table, green onions, fresh basil, lime, jalapeños and bean sprouts. Everyone will garnish their soup to their liking. This soup is really good the next day.

Serves 4

Bon Appétit!

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DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. I develop recipes in my home kitchen, I take my own photographs and I write my posts. 

PS: Some people asked me what was Sambal Oelek. This is a pic and please note that this is not a sponsored post. I like using this product in different dishes.


  1. This soup must be very enjoyable!



  2. If I felt better this would look delish, but since having this stomach virus any food looks yucky..what is sambal oelek? I have never heard of that before

    1. Wait couple days and make it. I will send you a pic on twitter Lynda. Thanks for asking!

    2. Now that I'm feeling better and can actually eat food, this dish looks very tasty, I'm a soup girl and I bet this tastes just amazing, I'm going to have to give it a try!! and thanks for the picture :)

  3. I just love soup. I would love a big bowl of this right now! Trying new soups is so much fun.

  4. mmm, this Vietnamese soup looks nourishing and would be great on a cold day!
    CL Chin

  5. Replies
    1. I made it several time and we enjoy this soup a lot in the house!

  6. This looks so good and I know my mom has some Sambal Oelek in her fridge that I could borrow.

    1. You should get it from you mom and make it this week-end!

  7. omg wow! this looks fantastic! I have never had anything quite like this before but is something that would be so perfect for this time of year!!

  8. Sounds very delicious. I haven't tried this kind of soup before.

  9. This would be delish would some extra spicy!

  10. The sambal oelek is so good. I use it to add colour to dishes. Love it with shrimp lime and garlic too

  11. I love the look of this soup! It looks so comforting. Pinned!


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