Thai Style Fridge Raid Noodles

Thai Style Fridge Raid Noodles - Light but satisfying noodles drenched in a gutsy Thai style dressing and tossed with a tangle of vegetables, some sliced chicken and a few fresh herbs. Less of a recipe - more of a lunch/dinner inspiration. Make it your own. Make it personal.

This is less of a recipe - more of a lunch/dinner inspiration. It's about using what you have, so make it your own. Make it personal. For ease I used the microwave to gently warm the noodles and vegetables before adding the dressing and garnishes, but you could also use the hob if you prefer.



For the dressing -

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (approx 1 large lime)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

For the noodles -

  • 400g (14oz) cooked soba noodles
  • 1 carrot, spiralized or turned into strips with a vegetable peeler
  • 6 heaped tablespoons (approx) of leftover stir fried/steamed vegetables - replace with any alternative vegetables that you have to hand
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized strips
  • a little finely sliced cucumber
  • a sprinkling of sesame seeds
  • a few coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • a few mint leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Make the dressing by adding all the ingredients to an empty jar with a lid and shaking well to combine.
  2. Toss the noodles and spiralized carrot together and divide between 3 flat bowls.
  3. Now divide the leftover vegetables between the bowls and top with the chicken. Cover and gently warm in the microwave, following the instructions for your machine.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the warmed noodles and top with the cucumber, sesame seeds and herbs.

Keywords: leftovers, fridge raid, supper