Award Winning Spicy Noodle Soup
So I won a national recipe contest! Zoup! Soup hosted the “Really good soup contest” in 2014 and I submitted my Spicy Noodle Soup recipe, and won! I won a gift card to Williams Sonoma and also got to cook my soup on two local news stations, one in Detroit (Zoup’s first home) and one in my hometown, CLE. You can try my soup at various locations across the U.S., Zoup tweaked the recipe a little and renamed it “Dragonfire Noodle Bowl.”
If I had to describe my spicy noodle soup to someone who’s never had it before I would say it’s a sort of spicy ramen, but instead of ramen noodles it’s made with Korean glass noodles (also called sweet potato noodles and glass noodles.) The noodles are clear, really slippery..and also gluten free. I’ve never seen them at local grocery stores so I suggest if you’re going to look for them to call and ask your local Asian markets or order them online.
The recipe is extremely flexible. You can add in more or less of one flavor if you prefer without really messing things up. If you want to keep things meatless, you can use veggie broth but I prefer chicken because I think it’s more flavorful.
2/7/2017 03:09:23 pm
Question: what brand of asian chili and tomato sauce do you use? I want to make this ASAP but am unsure of the ingredients to use!
2/7/2017 03:44:35 pm
Hi Annie, I use De Fratelli tomato sauce, super plain. The Asian chili powder is from a Korean market I'm not sure what the brand name is but as long as it looks exactly like cayenne pepper and is orange and the texture is fine you'll be good. You can actually use cayenne pepper if you want.
3/2/2017 01:04:49 pm
I made this soup last night, I think it turned out really well, but I am positive that I used the wrong kind of noodles. Would you mind telling me what brand you use? When I search the web for Korean Broken Glass Noodles, I just get recipes for dishes, not any specific brands or further descriptions.
3/10/2017 11:06:22 am
I'm not sure what brand because it's in Korean but the bag looks like this and I think you can order them on amazon here! https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91TB6OhNuFL._SY550_.jpg&imgrefurl=https://www.amazon.com/Sempio-Sweet-Potato-Noodles-31-74/dp/B00F9XVN8G&h=550&w=371&tbnid=ATHx6lr9jn8lWM:&vet=1&tbnh=160&tbnw=107&docid=1RR3UFNwFjzmCM&usg=__7LSjFflVuFgtPI1meetLfTaZfFI=&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiCm4y90MzSAhUhslQKHVGDBIIQ9QEIHjAA#h=550&imgrc=ATHx6lr9jn8lWM:&tbnh=160&tbnw=107&vet=1&w=371
3/10/2017 11:01:51 am
3/10/2017 11:07:58 am
They changed my recipe. They use veggie broth instead of chicken broth and then I use chili oil and asian chili powder instead of red curry paste!
10/2/2017 09:09:05 pm
This looks amazing I can't wait to try it! I have been doing easy roasted veggies lately for dinner but this recipe definitely looks good enough for a trip to the store! I just stumbled across these recipes and am so glad I did because you seem to match good food with humor and I am loving it! Cheers!
10/17/2017 08:44:10 am
Just tried it at Zoup in Columbus - very good, cant wait to make your recipe
11/18/2018 09:36:36 am
Ingredient list states 8 cups of broth but instructions only show 6. Am I reserving the additional two cups for another step?
2/8/2019 03:32:02 pm
Thank God for you and this soup! I couldn’t take it anymore. Zoup’s over the past year has not been making this at all. They said it was going to be made seasonally. No dice.
2/25/2019 09:54:49 am
The recipe says parsley but there is not an amount in the ingredients how much do you put in and is it fresh or dried?
3/30/2020 04:49:21 pm
Love it! Couldn't find the chilli oil. I check Zoup everyday for a year now and haven't seen it. I only go to Zoup for Dragonfire and Vegetable Soup. Pad Thai noodles aren't bad. Amazon Korean Glass noodles will take a month or so for delivery
5/15/2020 08:35:15 am
I'm so glad I found this! Also from the Cleveland area and Dragonfire was my favorite Zoup soup along with Mushroom Bisque. I look for it all the time but haven't seen it on forever :( Now I can make it on my own :) I'm so glad you won that contest lol
5/19/2020 01:57:48 pm
I just tried this soup at my local Zoup. I always order the Thai Curry Chicken, but I tried the Dragonfire soup today and OH MY GOSH - I have a new favorite. Delicious. Thank you for your creation and for sharing it with all of us. This was the first time I've ever seen it on the menu at Zoup out here in Northern VA.
5/19/2020 02:44:40 pm
Hi Kelly! I am so glad to hear that it's still being sold!!! Thanks for letting me know and I'm so glad you like it!
Kelly J Patrick
6/27/2020 04:06:22 am
...and I can't wait to try out your original recipe this weekend. Zoup hasn't had this soup on the menu since I first saw it in May. Hoping they'll bring it back at least a few times a month.
2/28/2021 02:45:29 pm
I will give my life for this soup. But Zoup hasn’t sold this in my area in PA for 2 years! I don’t know why
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