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This gluten-free, vegan, spicy coconut curry noodle bowl will quickly become your next favorite 30-minute meal when you need something easy and delicious!

Coconut Curry Fusion Bowl

*Please note* this post was originally posted in 2018. I’ve updated the text but the recipe remains the same.

I am so excited about today’s post!! I’ve been wanting to publish this recipe forever, but just haven’t had time until recently to actually take pictures of it – this may or may not have something to do with the fact that I just can’t help but scarf it down the minute it’s ready, right out of the pan.

It was PAINFUL taking the time to shoot this bowl without eating it!! The sacrifices I make for you guys… 😉

So – let’s talk about why this coconut curry noodle bowl is THE BEST thing. Ever.

You all know about my love for Thai food, right!? I could eat Thai every night and not get sick of it! We go through heaps of Thai curry paste around our house, and this noodle bowl is part of the reason. It’s easily my favorite go-to quick lunch or dinner for Etienne and I, when we want something healthy and delicious and full of spice. The boys have yet to come around to our love of spice, so we always have to cook extra noodles for them on the side. Come on, boys!! Get with it!

coconut curry noodle bowl

What is a coconut curry noodle bowl?

I also call this noodle bowl a fusion bowl!

This bowl is:

  • FULL of brightly colored, happy, healthy veggies (eat the rainbow)!
  • Full of slurpy, squiggly, delicious ramen noodles
  • Saucy, creamy and SPICY (adjust to your preference, of course)!
  • Gluten-free AND vegan!
  • Done in 20-30 minutes, including veggie prep!


Why do I call it a fusion bowl? There’s ramen noodles, Thai spices, and edamame beans…I sort of think of it as a fusion of a few foods from (holy alliteration) a bunch of different Asian cuisines!

How do you make a fusion bowl?

You will want to cook the noodles separately from the rest of the veggies. I like using ramen noodles because they cook up SO quickly, plus the ones I buy are made from millet and brown rice, so they’re a little healthier than the starchy, pre-packaged Ichiban noodles we’re all used to. I get a big bag of these noodles from Costco!

coconut curry fusion bowl

Sauté the onion, spices and other veggies in a wok or stir-fry pan, The amount of spice in this bowl can be easily adjusted based on your tolerance; if you’re not a big fan of spice, start with 1 tablespoon of curry paste. You can always add more after tasting! Add the coconut milk and bring it up to a simmer to get the flavors all mingling together. Simmering the paste in coconut milk for 10 minutes creates the creamiest, silkiest sauce that will cling to the veggies and noodles – exactly what I want in a curry bowl!! Use full-fat coconut milk for a super creamy and rich sauce.

Once everything is cooked up, serve it up with the cooked noodles!

I can’t stress how much I love this dish. I’ve been eating it a lot lately, in a feeble attempt to balance out all of the sweets I seem to keep cranking out. I just can’t help myself!

Celebrate Thai Tuesdays (it’s a thing) with this easy coconut curry fusion bowl. It might just become your next favorite go-to meal too!!

coconut curry fusion bowl

Some of my other favorite curry dishes:

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coconut curry noodle bowl

Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl

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  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


This gluten-free, vegan, spicy coconut curry noodle bowl will quickly become your next favorite 30-minute meal when you need something easy and delicious!


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 23 tbsp red Thai curry paste (to taste)
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 cans (14 oz) coconut milk*
  • 1 cup edamame beans, shelled (I use frozen)
  • 2 large carrots, julienned
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz ramen noodles
  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • sesame seeds, for topping


  1. In a large wok over medium-high heat, warm the coconut oil until shimmering. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, ginger and curry paste and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add the broccoli and sauté for another few minutes. Pour in the coconut milk, and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. While the sauce simmers, bring a medium-sized saucepan filled with water to a boil. Add the ramen noodles and boil for 4 minutes or until just cooked. Drain the noodles, and rinse with cool water. Set aside.
  3. Add the edamame beans, carrots and lime juice to the curry sauce, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the carrots are slightly softened. Taste the sauce and add more curry paste if desire. Add the noodles to the wok, and stir to combine. Remove the wok from heat, and serve immediately. Top with purple cabbage and sesame seeds, if desired.

Leftovers will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days, in an airtight container.


* Using full-fat coconut milk will yield a thicker, creamier sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: thai
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Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl

About Katherine

Heeey! Thank you for stopping by! I like 30-minute dinners and giant peanut butter cups made with only 3 ingredients. I LOVE food! If you do too, you're in the right place.

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  1. i love all the veggies in here!! i’ve been craving vegetables and produce something fierce recently, so these bowls sound perfect (:

    1. I’m with you, Heather! I think my body needs a break from all the sweets I’ve been scarfing down lately. I need a few of these bowls now and then! 😉

  2. Everything about this recipe is great – spicy, healthy, easy to prepare, and flavorful. A perfect on the go family meal. And by the way, good mention of this healthy noodles. Thanks, Catherine!

    1. Hey, thanks Lily!! It really is great for those busy nights when you just want to whip up something healthy 🙂 Cheers!

  3. Thank you for being strong and keeping this delicious bowl safe until you took the pictures, Katherine. You’re a hero! I’m not a curry fan, but I like when it’s combined with coconut milk. And certainly, I do like when it’s combined with noodles and coconut milk. Well done!

    1. Ooh Ben! It was tough. I even had to reheat it after I took the photos (gasp)! Noodles and coconut milk is a winning combination for sure. Thank you, my friend!

  4. I love your Thai recipes Kathy! They are so simple and convenient to put together! I love all kinds of noodles in a bowl recipes..and this fusion bowl sounds too good to be this simple! Lovely 🙂

    1. I’m a huge Thai fan!! I could eat it every night! Thank you my friend! I hope you get a chance to try it out. Happy weekend!!

  5. Vegan, easy and healthy?! Sounds like the perfect meal to me!! I am such a veggie LOVER, so I am all about this recipe!! Yum!! XOXO

    1. Right!? I’m glad you agree 🙂 I love, love my veggies too!! Glad you appreciate it! Have a great weekend Kelly!

  6. MMMM You know my love for asian food is serious so this looks so amazing with the curry paste and all the wonderful veggies with that ramen!

    1. Ha yes I do, Christie!! This is one you would really like. Too bad we can’t swap dishes 🙂