Spicy Mussel and Lemongrass Noodle Soup Recipe

This mix of lemongrass, ginger, and a healthy dose of red chiles will keep you cosy on cold nights.
04 December 2018, 2:18pm
Photo by Heami Lee

Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes


8 ounces|228 grams ground pork
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced2 red chiles, thinly sliced
1 stalk lemongrass, thinly sliced
1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and minced
6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
8 ounces rice noodles, soaked
1 1/2 pounds|780 grams mussels, cleaned
1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves only, to serve
fresh lime wedges, to serve


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Add the pork, garlic, chiles, and ginger and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the pork is browned all over, 4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and add the mussels and rice noodles. Cover and cook until the mussels open, 3 to 4 minutes. Divide among plates and sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Serve with the lime wedges.

This article originally appeared on Munchies US.