Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is surely not a bad idea for this Leftover Turkey. This is a simple recipe that can be prepared quickly yet is not lacking of great taste. What I love most about this Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is the garnish: Basil, Dills and the Hot Chili to give you an extra warmth…

Leftover Turkey Chinese Vermicelli Noodle Soup

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Left-Over Turkey Noodle Soup

It is so cold outside and last night, the cool breeze somehow snuck in through the windows . It looks like our heater is not working well,darn!  We are stuck inside, cuddled in our thick blankets with our long sleeves on. It also looks gloomy; the snow have frozen and it is too dangerous to go out.I  would have loved to sleep on but I am so use of waking up on a regular hours even in my day’s off; so here I am, up, and by myself, trying to see what warm soup I can make for breakfast. SO THIS Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup Soup CAME TO BE… and, the Lumpia too (as seen on the photo).

Left-Over Turkey Noodle Soup

Winter should be an exciting time for me… after all, my dream of coming here in the USA was born from my desire to see, touch and frolic in the snow.

When I was in 3rd grade, I got a free US magazine and saw a picture of this little kid lying on the snow.  With her pink jacket on, her cheeks was crimson red  and her red ears sticking out from her hat.She was also surrounded by pine trees and icicles hanging on its leaves; the setting was perfect. She looked like she had a blast. I remembered cutting that photo and pinning it on the wall beside my bunk bed. Every night and during my waking hours I looked at that photo deciphering its content… the snow to me was like a cloud. It was SOOOO white and soft… AND I DREAMT OF MAKING MY OWN BED OF SNOW…

Left-Over Turkey Noodle Soup

So I studied hard like crazy and I went to medical school with one goal in mind… TO GO TO THE US and quench my SNOW desire. 

Eleven years later, I had seen my first snow. On the first day, I took a lot of photos.It was after all a fulfillment of my dream. I was so happy and excited. Then the next day, the snow turned into mud… it is not as cloudy white anymore and the inconvenience the snow brings, I cannot even describe my disappointment. SAD TO SAY, I DESPISE SNOW OR WINTER  TO THE CORE… it seems like my dream have turned into a nightmare.

But  COMING HERE IN THE USA was not bad all along.  Aside from raising my family here and me growing into a stronger person, I also develop my cooking skills here. I went to a baking and cake decorating classes and I learned how to cook Turkey for the first time and I become creative in figuring out how to use its leftover. I have made Turkey Salad and Bread with Turkey filling and now this Turkey Noodle Soup. As I savor this meal for breakfast, I can say life is not bad after all, even winter and all…


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Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is surely not a bad idea for this Leftover Turkey. This is a simple recipe that can also be prepared quickly. What I love most about this Leftover Turkey soup, are the herbs: Basil, Dills and the Hot Chili to give you an extra warmth..
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 5
  • 3-4 oz Chinese Vermicelli OR Misua
  • 1 inch ginger,crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic,finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red onions, chopped
  • 4-6 cups of Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Leftover Turkey, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Canola Cooking Oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful of Thai Basil Leaves
  • Handful of Dills
  1. Heat oil in a deep cooking pan and saute' ginger for 2 minutes add in garlic and saute' for another two minutes. Add in the onion and saute' until transparent. Add the shredded leftover Turkey and add in the chicken broth. Simmer for around 3 minutes. Add the Chinese Vermicelli and cook for around three minutes. Add slat and pepper to taste.Turn off heat.
You can use any Vermicelli Noodles in this soup. Also, if using the Chinese Vermicelli/ Misua, make sure that you will not overcook the noodles. I usually put the noodle into the simmering broth and mix it a bit and turn off the heat.

6 comments on “Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

  1. Your left over turkey noodle soup sounds great. I’m not a fan of winter either – with or without snow. Sad your beautiful dream didn’t last but I love the good you’ve taken from your life in the USA.

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