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Thai Red Curry Soup with Chicken

I fell in love with Thai flavors recently.  I’ve always been a curry kind of girl but it all happened last week when I went to a Thai restaurant and had Tom Yum soup. I LOVE spicy in my soups.  Tom Yum soup is now one of those things I can add to my craving list.  In case you didn’t know, my craving lists is specific foods that cause an intense craving that needs to be satisfied. Currently the list consists of Pho, fried pickles, cheesecake factory salad (yah I know…) and green salsa.  I wanted to replicate Tom Yum soup but the nearest asian grocery store was way to far for me to venture out to.  Instead, I made a Thai Red Curry Soup and the result was quite pleasing.


1 1/2 tablespoons red curry paste
12 ounces rice noodles
2 14 ounce cans of coconut milk
2 tablespoons grated ginger
salt and pepper
a dash of Sriracha
Green Pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups precooked shredded chicken
(any vegetables can work in this…choose as you wish!)
1 cup fresh cilantro
Cook rice noodles according to package. Meanwhile in a large sauce pan, cook all vegetables in one tablespoon of olive oil 4-5 minutes.  Add red curry paste and “toast” in the hot pan for about 30 seconds.  Stir together vegetables and the paste with a wooden spoon. Add coconut milk and chicken broth and bring soup to a boil.  Lower the heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender.  Divide the soup into bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro.
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Pho Viet — Super 88

Flash back roughly three months ago and I was in my packed dorm room laying on my naked blue mattress. I had spent the past four years of my life residing in Allston, a  borough of Boston consisting of mostly college students. With my bags packed and exams completed, I knew I had one more culinary adventure.  Every day I would walk past Super 88, an Asian food court, on my way to class.  It’s smell would entice me, but its appearance….let’s just say it was sub par.  I was afraid of it but its smell was so delectable and delicious I couldn’t not ignore its steamy glass doors.  I yearned to know what went on behind those windows covered in condensation.  Last day of college: Super 88….check. 


I ordered Bun Bo Hue (I think) which is like a spicy beef noodle soup. 




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