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Healing 10-Minute Noodles in Broth


Serves 2–3

  • 1.25 litres hot chicken stock, or 850ml stock and 400ml can light coconut milk 
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer leaves removed and remaining inner stalk very finely chopped 
  • 4cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced 
  • 1/2 red chilli, sliced 
  • 1/2 teaspoon clear honey, preferably raw 
  • 100g baby corn, halved lengthways 
  • 150g sugar snap peas, destrung and cut on the diagonal 
  • 100g mushrooms (any type), sliced 
  • 4 spring onions, cut into 2.5cm pieces 
  • 2 sheets of rice or fine egg noodles, broken in half 
  • 2 small pak choi, sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce 
  • good squeeze of lime juice 
  • freshly ground black pepper and soy sauce, to taste 


1. Pour the stock (and coconut milk, if using), into a large pan and add the lemongrass, ginger, garlic, chilli and honey.
2. Bring slowly up to a simmer and then let it bubble for 2–3 minutes.
3. Throw in all the vegetables, except the pak choi, along with the noodles and cook for 2 minutes, then add the pak choi and simmer for a further minute.
4. Season with the fish sauce and lime juice, then taste and add some black pepper or soy, if needed.

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