Coconut Curry Soup

12 Comments » | Posted by aimee on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013


I mentioned in my vegetable dehydrating post that my dad wanted some good backpacking meal ideas for a weekend trip he was planning. I knew he wouldn’t do much more than heat something up, which was understandable, but limiting in terms of what he could make. I stumbled upon this coconut cream powder that I had bought for another trip and knew right away that a soup recipe would work really well.

I came up with this Coconut Curry Soup and it was good enough that I actually made it for lunch at home several times since – not something I can say about most backpacking recipes. The coconut cream powder is a little hard to find, but it’s definitely worth seeking out. You can find it in some Asian grocery stores and, of course, online.



Coconut Curry Soup

Yield1 serving

Prep Time5 minutes

Cook Time2 minutes

Activity GuideBackpacking


  • 30 grams coconut cream powder (1/2 a packet)
  • 1-2 cubes vegetable bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • pinch of cayenne
  • a handful of rice noodles
  • a handful of dehydrated veggies
  • 2 cups water


  • Pot


  1. At home, combine coconut cream powder, bouillon, curry powder and cayenne in a small zip top bag. In another bag, portion out your noodles and dehydrated veggies.
  2. At camp, boil the noodles and dehydrated veggies in the water. Once the veggies are re-hydrated and the noodles are tender, stir in the coconut cream mixture.

12 Responses to “Coconut Curry Soup”

  1. Alicia says:

    This soup was SO GOOD. I mean, phenomenal. I would totally make this at home for dinner too, and thoroughly enjoy it. Literally the best backpacking dinner ever created.

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  4. Tara says:

    Looks delicious! I didn’t know about the coconut milk powder. I might try throwing in some dehydrated shrimp or chicken or some cashews or something for extra protein. Yum!

  5. rachael says:

    this soup is fantastic! Thank you for sharing! I made packets of the soup mix to try and avoid the nasty dehydrated meals on a week long kayak trip…it was easy, yummy and filling!

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