Tomato & Thyme Noodle Soup with Fried Boiled Eggs


  • 8 large eggs (hard boiled, peeled, pat dried) or some thick double cream
  • 2 tbs oil to fry eggs (I used corn oil)
  • 4 x 85 g packs of instant noodles (sachets with chemicals discarded)
  • 2 l of boiling water
  • 1 large parsnip (cut into thin slices or shaved with potato peeler)
  • 4 medium carrots (cut into thin slices or shaved with potato peeler)
  • 4 tbs olive oil to stir-fry veggies
  • 1 tbs garlic granules
  • ¼ small bunch of thyme
  • 10 – 15 tbs spoons of tomato puree (about 100 – 150 g)
  • 4 vegetable cubes (10 g each) or sea salt to taste
  • black peppercorns


  • large pot with cover
  • wok or deep frying pan to fry veggies
  • small non-stick frying pan with glass cover to cook eggs

home made noodle soup


  1. Heat corn oil in small frying pan, add eggs and fry covered shaking the pan so each side will get fried. Leave aside.
  2. In a wok fry veggies on olive oil until browned and place, together with water, thyme, cubes, garlic granules, tomato purée, in a pot and bring to boil, then reduce fire, cover and cook for couple of minutes until thyme leaves are separated from the stems and soup has nice flavour, season to taste with salt if necessary.
  3. With slotted spoon take out and discard thyme stems, then add noodles (without the sachets).
  4. Cook covered for 3 – 4 more minutes or until noodles are soft.
  5. Share to the plates topped with fried boiled eggs and sprinkled with freshly ground pepper.

Serves 4 people as a main dish.


You can skip eggs and top the soup with generous spoon of thick cream.

Fried boiled egg idea was adapted from Egg Curry recipe that originally came from Cynthia’s Tastes Like Home.

If you are looking for more noodle soup ideas, why not try this Pak Choi & Noodle Soup with Lemon Grass.

Your thoughts…

  1. wow this is right up my alley – i adore ramen noodles and love new tricks – super!Thanks also for your mail!!

  2. Ramen and tomato would be a delicious combination and a twist on the typical. Well done.

  3. I’m very happy to hear that :)

  4. Wow, this looks really good. I think the addition of fried hard boiled eggs very interesting. I know that I would enjoy this soup. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I don’t often eat ramen noodles on account of all the salt but this looks good. I like that the recipe starts with throw out the packet of chemicals:-)

  6. sound very addictive!! love the combo and the colorful picture! :)

  7. This looks like a very warming and hearty soup. Great for this cold winter we are having.
    Wishing you a wonderful and happy New Year.
    *kisses* HH

  8. That is a appetizing dish! I love those fried boiled eggs!

    Best wishes for 2010!



  9. This soup sounds really delicious. I wouldn’t have thought to pair all of these things together but now that I think about it, they complement each other really well. Delicious.

    happy New Year!

  10. That sounds very interesting and delicious! You have a beautiful blog!

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