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Creamy Tom Yum Udon

creamy tom yum udon

Creamy Tom Yum Udon is a delicious fusion of Thai flavors with chewy Japanese udon noodles! You can have dinner ready in under 20 minutes.

I was sponsored by Jus Garlic to create this recipe video, and I am thrilled about the results! It’s creamy, tangy, chewy, with a bit of spice! Instead of using fresh garlic, I added a scoop of fragrant crispy garlic, and I also topped it with more before serving. It’s so good! I share about it so much that people thought I was the owner, so I am ecstatic to announce they sponsored me! Mention me when you place an order to get 10% off!

The recipe calls for heavy cream, but you can omit it and use all coconut milk if you want to. I was provided this recipe, but I couldn’t find the Tom Yum powder that is called for, so I changed the recipe based on the paste I used and my personal preferences. You won’t regret trying this!

Below, you’ll see the frozen udon I used. I prefer to use Sanuki style frozen udon versus dry or fresh udon because it retains its chewy texture. Just drop the frozen udon into boiling water, mix it around for 30 seconds until it unravels, and then remove!

For the protein, I chose to use fried tofu from the store to make this a super convenient meal to make at home. Here’s the package I bought from 99 Ranch. Feel free to use whatever protein you want.

More easy recipes:

Air-fried Vietnamese wings– you’ll never believe they were air-fried!
Soy Garlic Chicken – A delicious and easy weeknight meal!

Creamy Tom Yum Udon

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 10 minutesServings:3 servings


Creamy Tom Yum Udon is a delicious fusion of Thai flavors with chewy Japanese udon noodles! You can have dinner ready in under 20 minutes.



  1. Prepare veggies. Cook frozen udon in boiling water for about 30 seconds, stirring until it unravels. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Heat pan on medium heat for 1 minute. Add Jus Garlic oil only. Saute onions and bell peppers for 1 minute. Add a tablespoon of crispy garlic and give it a stir.
  3. Add fried tofu and tom yum paste to the pan. Mix thoroughly and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add in coconut milk, heavy cream, sugar, and fish sauce. The amount of sugar and fish sauce might vary depending on the brand of tom yum paste you use, so taste and adjust. Turn heat down to low and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes.
  5. To thicken the sauce, mix together corn starch and water in a small bowl. Pour the slurry into the pan while mixing the sauce. Once it has thickened, add udon noodles, and coat evenly!
  6. Add a little crispy garlic on top to serve!
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