Coconut and wax gourd soup with glass noodles


This soup is a specialty from Southern Thailand, prepared with dry shrimps and shrimp paste. You won't find it easily at the restaurant so give a try to this recipe!

Serves 2

2 shallots

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon white peppercorn

1 coriander root

250 g coconut cream

100 ml vegetable stock or chicken stock

300 g wax gourd, sliced (0.5 cm slices)

1 tablespoon dry shrimps

100 g fresh glass noodles (or 15 g dry noodles)

1 coriander sprig, to garnish

Seasoning

1 teaspoon shrimp paste

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 pinch salt