Kaeng Jued (Clear Soup with Bean Thread Noodles, Pork, and Shrimp)

Although the Thai name means “curry,” this dish is more of a soup. Adding vegetables like summer squash or daikon is a great way to change up the flavors.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp. minced cilantro stems
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup ground pork
  • 6 peeled medium shrimp
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce, divided
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup soaked bean thread noodles (about 4 ounces dried noodles)
  • ½ cup soaked wood ear mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onions

Directions

  • Pound garlic and minced cilantro stems using a mortar and pestle.
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Fry garlic, cilantro stem paste, and coriander seeds over medium heat until fragrant, about 10–15 seconds. Add pork and shrimp and stir-fry until pork and shrimp are halfway done, about 1 minute. Season with 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
  • Add ½ cup stock to moisten the mixture. Add the noodles and mushrooms and mix well. Stir-fry for another minute.
  • Add the rest of the stock and scallions and bring to a boil. Season with the rest of the soy sauce and turn off the heat.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp. minced cilantro stems
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup ground pork
  • 6 peeled medium shrimp
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce, divided
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup soaked bean thread noodles (about 4 ounces dried noodles)
  • ½ cup soaked wood ear mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onions

Directions

  • Pound garlic and minced cilantro stems using a mortar and pestle.
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Fry garlic, cilantro stem paste, and coriander seeds over medium heat until fragrant, about 10–15 seconds. Add pork and shrimp and stir-fry until pork and shrimp are halfway done, about 1 minute. Season with 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
  • Add ½ cup stock to moisten the mixture. Add the noodles and mushrooms and mix well. Stir-fry for another minute.
  • Add the rest of the stock and scallions and bring to a boil. Season with the rest of the soy sauce and turn off the heat.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat18g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium1180mg
Total Carbohydrate29g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Protein16g