Top Thai Soup Recipes

Thai soups feature incredible flavors and are ultra comforting — guaranteed to lift your spirits and brighten your mood. These soups make a satisfying dinner, and they're the perfect remedy for chasing away a cold or flu bug. From world-famous Tom Yum soup to Thai-style chicken noodle and vegetarian soups, you'll find all of the best soup recipes right here. Sip, slurp and enjoy!

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    Chicken Noodle Soup (With Rice Noodles)

    Thai chicken noodle soup recipe

    The Spruce

    Try this fantastic chicken noodle soup recipe from the Thai kitchen! If you like chicken noodle soup, you'll love this fragrant version of a universal classic. Made with rice noodles instead of wheat, this Thai chicken noodle recipe is lighter in calories, gluten-free and also much healthier than your typical chicken noodle soup; it's also far more delicious! Great if you're fighting off a cold or flu bug, or anytime you want a bowl of comfort.

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    Traditional Thai Tom Yum Soup

    Easy tom yum soup with coconut milk tom khaa

    The Spruce / Cara Cormack

    There are lots of imitations out there, so be sure to try this traditional Thai tom yum soup recipe. It will melt away your worries and cares with its intoxicating mix of lemongrass, lime and coconut milk. This is a very healthy soup as well. It will boost both your mood and your immune system, leaving you feeling warm and energized.

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    Vegetable Noodle Soup With Tofu & Lemongrass (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

    Vegan Pho (Tofu Noodle Soup) Recipe

    The Spruce / Allyson Kramer

    This soup is one of our all-time favorites, and it also happens to be vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, which makes it perfect for anyone you happen to be cooking for. We had this soup after visiting the mountain region of nearby Malaysia. It was cold and rainy the whole trip, and when we got back, this soup seemed to have great appeal. As soon as we tasted the hot broth, we felt the chilliness melting away and oh, it was so soothing! It's the combination of lemongrass and coconut milk that makes it, and the addition of rice noodles makes for an added bonus.

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    Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup

    Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup

    The Spruce / Alma Schneider

    In Thailand, pumpkin and coconut milk are commonly paired up to make a variety of both savory and sweet entrees. In this recipe, the two come together beautifully in a lightly curried soup that tastes as delicious as those you may have tried at your favorite Thai restaurant.

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    Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

    Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup in a white bowl on a wooden placemat with basil and a silver spoon

    The Spruce

    This vegetarian version of Tom Yum Soup is easy to make, plus it's just as delicious and healthy (if not more so!) than the original recipe. Make this easy soup today as an appetizer, for lunch or as a nutritionally complete dinner. You'll love how it warms you up from the inside!

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    Thai Hot & Sour Soup

    Hot and sour soup
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    Hot and Sour Soup is similar to Tom Yum Soup but has a delightfully different flavor. It relies on egg instead of coconut milk to thicken it, shredding into beautiful white egg "clouds." This recipe includes lots of greens, plus shrimp or mixed shellfish. If you prefer, this soup can also be made with chicken or tofu. A great soup whether you're fighting a cold or flu or are simply craving some warm comfort food.

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    Classic Thai Chicken Soup (Tom Ka Gai)

    Thai Chicken Soup With Coconut Milk

    The Spruce

    Thai Chicken Soup (Tom Ka Gai) has that distinctive Thai flavor—a balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour. You will especially welcome this soup's warmth during the fall and winter when it can also provide you with added health benefits, helping to ward off cold and flu bugs. Tom Ka Gai can either be served as an appetizer or as the star player (noodles can be added if you're planning to make this soup as the main entree). So sip, slurp and enjoy the soothing warmth this soup brings!

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    Special Thai Orange Fish Soup

    Special Thai Orange Soup

    The Spruce / D. Schmidt

    This special Thai soup is based on an ancient recipe from the Central Plains region of Thailand, where rice, fish, and vegetables are the common local ingredients. It is a fiery-hot soup with both sour and sweet overtones that make for a lively combination, especially when paired with fish and/or seafood. For this recipe, we've used both shrimp and fish fillets. Plenty of fresh local vegetables are another characteristic of this wonderful Thai soup recipe. Feel free to vary these ingredients according to what is fresh and good at your local market or grocery store.

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  • 09 of 10

    Thai Pumpkin Soup With Shrimp & Cucumber

    Thai Prawn & Pumpkin Soup

    The Spruce / D.Schmidt

    This fabulous pumpkin soup is healthy, flavorful and mood-enhancing! Perfect for the fall or winter, this warming soup recipe features pumpkin or squash paired with shrimp and/or chunks of fish (any type of white fish fillets will work) plus some healthy greens. Instead of cream, this Thai soup calls for coconut milk, which aside from being lower in calories and fat than cream, also pairs beautifully with the taste of the pumpkin or squash, making for a delicious soup that is also extremely healthy.

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    Thai Dumpling Soup (Thai-Style Wonton Soup)

    Thai dumpling soup


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    This dumpling soup recipe is the perfect comfort food any night of the week! The dumplings are easily assembled using wonton wrappers (wrapping instructions included). A variety of nutritious vegetables are then added—as many or few as you like—together with a chicken-lemongrass broth. Make it anytime you're in the mood for some soothing comfort.