Spicy Shrimp and Bok Choy Noodle Bowl

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 3 turns of the pan

2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

4 cloves garlic, chopped

2 inches ginger root, peeled and cut into very thin matchsticks or grated

1/2 pound shiitake mushroom caps, sliced, a couple of cups

1 medium bok choy, trimmed and cut into 3-inch pieces, then cut sticks lengthwise

Salt and pepper

1 quart chicken broth

1 cup seafood stock, available on soup aisle or, 1 cup clam juice

1 1/2 pounds medium peeled and deveined shrimp

1/2 pound vermicelli (thin spaghetti)

4 scallions, cut into 3 inch pieces, then shredded lengthwise into thin sticks


  1. Heat a medium soup pot over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil, 3 turns of the pan, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, and bok choy, then season with salt and pepper. Add chicken broth and seafood stock or clam juice. Put a lid on the pot and bring soup to a boil.
  2. Add shrimp and noodles and cook 3 minutes. Add in scallions and cook 2 minutes, then turn off soup and let it sit 2 to 3 minutes more. Adjust salt and serve.
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