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Khao Soy: curry noodle soup, Chiang Mai's delight

by Pierreto
Khao Soy, curry noodle soup, Chiang Mai's delight

Khao Soy is a delicious curry soup with wheat noodles and chicken, a typical dish from northwest Thailand.

It would originally be a dish of the Shan people of Burma.

There are several recipes, some with rice pasta, but Khao Soy as found in Chiang Mai is made with wheat noodles.

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Khao Soy, curry noodle soup, Chiang Mai's delight
Recipe for Chiang Mai Khao Soy
5 mins
14 mins
19 mins
Khao Soy is a classic soup from northern Thailand, rich, creamy and full of flavours, it combines tender chicken in a coconut curry broth with boiled and fried noodles.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Northern Thai, Thai
Keyword: Curry, Noodle Soup
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Ingredients of Khao Soy

  • 500 g Chinese yellow noodles with eggs (or 17.63 oz) fresh
  • 1 handful fresh coriander leaves.
  • 2 large spoon full of coriander leaves to chop.
  • 2 clove garlic to crush.
  • 2 onion to be cut into strips
  • 50 cl. water (17 fl oz)
  • 40 cl. coconut milk (13,5 fl oz)
  • 8 chicken sleeves The Khao Soy is traditionally served with chicken sleeves usually 2 per bowl but you can replace the sleeves with 500 gr tofu, beef, pork...
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric.
  • 3 large spoon red curry paste attention this paste according to the brands, is sometimes very spicy, reduce the dose if you have trouble with the spices.
  • 1 large spoon soy sauce.
  • 3 large spoon fish sauce.
  • 2 large spoon palm sugar.
  • 2 large spoonful of lime juice.
  • 1 or 2 chopped red peppers if you like to eat spicy.

How to make Khao Soy

  1. 1 - Take a small part of the noodles (1/5th) and fry them in several times, they must be totally crispy, then drain them on absorbent paper.
  2. 2 - Fry the onions until they are golden and crispy and then put them on the absorbent paper.
  3. 3 - Sauté the curry paste, garlic and turmeric in the wok until the flavours come out and then add the water and coconut milk.
  4. 4 - Heat until boiling, then lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring.
  5. 5 - Add the chicken sleeves and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. 6 - Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, palm sugar and lemon juice.
  7. 7 - When the sugar is dissolved, add the chopped coriander.
  8. 8 - Put the rest of the yellow noodles in a pot of boiling water for a few seconds and separate them with a fork before draining them.
  9. 9 - Divide the noodles into four bowls and add the preparation with the chicken, coconut milk...
  10. 10 - Just before serving, garnish the bowls with the fried noodles, fried onion and coriander.

Khao Soy is often served with a plate of vegetables macerated in vinegar, fresh onion and lime (as in the picture), it is optional but it is a good idea, because it is good for your health!

See also:

Curry Massaman: the recipe for one of the best Thai curries

Red curry chicken “Kaeng phed kai,” the easy recipe

10 delicious Thai dishes not to be missed, what to eat in Thailand

Source: toutelathailande.fr; Photo: Takeaway

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