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Super simple Asian style cheater Pho soup made with shrimp and rice noodles and kicked up with sriracha sauce.

Total Time: 30 minutes
Spicy Asian Shrimp Soup

Spicy Asian Shrimp Soup

Bring home the taste of your local Ramen or Pho joint to your house.

Super easy to make, the taste comes across very authentic and yet familiar.

Its a pretty healthy soup as well, light, low residue, low calorie, yet very filling!

Spicy Asian Shrimp Soup

You can add green onions or Chinese vegetables such as Bok Choy, and even substitute them for the shrimp if you want to make it more vegetarian/vegan friendly.

Spicy Asian Shrimp Soup

I played around with this recipe and used chicken instead of shrimp, and it came out great as well.

If you want it a little heavier, add some soy or hoisin to the broth.

Omit the spice, and the kids loved it! Huge hit for the whole family and really quick to make.

Spicy Asian Shrimp Soup

Super simple Asian style cheater Pho soup made with shrimp and rice noodles and kicked up with sriracha sauce.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Author Stefan


  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 star anise pods cracked
  • 2 Tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 4 oz rice noodles
  • 1 lime juiced

For serving

  • scallions
  • fresh cilantro
  • sriracha sauce
  • fresh mint leaves


  1. In a large stockpot, add chicken broth and star anise pods. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer to infuse flavors for 10-15 minutes. 

  2. Add the sriracha, shrimp and celery and cook until shrimp is just pink and the celery is soft; about 10 minutes.

  3. Add noodles and cook until al dente; additional 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice.

  4. Serve immediately topped with sliced scallions, fresh cilantro, sriracha sauce, and mint leaves if desired.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag #JENNMEYERING for an IG feature and FB Feature! Plus, I’d love to see your creations!


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