Noodle with Creamy Pumpkin Soup

May 06, 2016
Noodle with Creamy Pumpkin Soup is a hearty creamy soup. An excellent winter warmer 'pick me up' kind of meal in a bowl.

Thai Noodle with Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Looking out at our little garden in the backyard...

I soon noticed that bitter gourd (bitter melon) plant is slowly wilting, turning brown. Only tiny little melons hanging by the thread, refusing to grow. My one and only chilli plant is almost barren. Lemons starts to turn colour into gorgeous yellow. My little herby Thai basil plant, slowly retreating...

It's time to tidy up and let the ground rest....

The temperature has started to dip... 

I am surrounded by many shades of yellow, brown.... in every direction I look.
Perth has always been brown (especially in hot summer months) and crisp ;P.

Noodle with Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Do you have that 'feeling', that once temperature starts to dip, your cravings for pumpkin starts to kick in?

I swear... my mind had been 'Pumpkin' programmed  and it automatically switched on as mercury starts to dip ;P.
Then I longed for something savoury, hot and spicy! Followed by anything soup-y :D
Put all that cravings together... you'll ended up with awesome bowl of goodness!
One bowl kills many cravings ;P

Noodle with Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Noodle with Creamy Pumpkin Soup


    500g butternut pumpkin (diced)
    50g dried shrimps
    170g red onion
    25g lemongrass
    15g fresh red chillies
    5 pcs dried chillies
    1/2 teaspoon belacan/ shrimp granules
    250ml coconut cream
    300 ml chicken stock
    500 ml water (or chicken stock)
    2 tablespoon fish sauce
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    80g basil leaves (reserve some for garnishing)

500g fresh yellow noodle ( I used cooked Hokkien noodle)

1 cooked chicken breast - shred
sliced chillies
spring onion
thai basil leaves
  1. Peel and cut pumpkin into 1 cm size cube
  2. Squeeze lime juice and mix well, let it stand for 20 minutes
  3. in a food processor, combine dried shrimps, red onion, lemongrass, fresh chillies, dried chillies, shrimp granules, add a little water and blend into a smooth paste.
  4. in a medium size pot, Stir in the paste, chicken stock and water to boil, then reduce heat.
  5. Add pumpkin, fish sauce, sugar and pepper.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes until pumpkin is tender. 
  7. Add coconut cream and bring it to 'just' boil.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Stir in fresh thai basil.
  11. Serve with noodle and garnishings.
Note : Serves 4


  1. A delicious combination! So comforting and flavorful.



  2. Perth's not looking all that brown Lisa, given we've finally had rain ;) The perfect dish for the current weather, and I love the idea of combining the pumpkin with the noodles.

    1. Hi Tania,
      Good to meet another Perth blogger. The recent rain did wonders to the parched ground :D

  3. I crave creamy comforting pumpkin soup even when spring just arrives!! The noodle soup looks very tasty, Lisa.

  4. This looks wonderful - I love pumpkin with flavours like lemongrass and chilli! Although it's approaching summer where I am, coconut and spice are exactly the flavours I'm starting to crave right now :)

    1. Hi Natalie,
      Me too, I cant resist anything with coconut milk and spice :D

  5. Mmmm such a delectable sounding soup! I could quite happily eat that any day of the year :)

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      Thank you :D. I am lucky to be able to get pumpkin all year round.

  6. Lisa, this looks like a hug in a bowl!!!

    It has been cold the last few days hasn't it!!! We are south of Perth and experiencing chilly mornings, sunny days and rainy nights.

    Still at least the water tanks are filling up!!! And after the summer we had (I thought it went on forever!!!!!) I am glad of cooler weather and I am definitely glad of bowls of comfort food!

    This is beautiful! Can't wait to give it a go!!!!!

    1. Hi Claire,
      It is a relief to have the change in weather... I too, thought we are heading for a long summer then skip autumn straight to winter. South of Perth is much colder than north, right?

      I am so thrilled (doing happy dance) to have 'met' 2 Perth bloggers in my virtual kitchen.

  7. Welcome is Yum Goggle! We are following you on all social media platforms and hope you will follow us back. We will try our best to tag you each time we promote your posts. Kelli at YG


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