Chiang Mai (Khao Soi) Noodles

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Lara & Kas' recipe -- SOOOO delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large saucepan and add oil.
  2. When oil hot, stir-fry garlic & shallots for 30 seconds.
  3. Add coconut milk, curry posder, red curry paste, and then the beef.
  4. Heat to boiling, then reduce to medium heat.
  5. Simmer for ~30 minutes.
  6. Add fish sauce, sugar, turmeric, and lime juice.
  7. Stir to combine all the ingredients and bring to a slow boil.
  8. Continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  9. In a medium saucepan, heat the water to rapid boiling.
  10. Stir in fresh noodles and cook for 1 minute in rapidly boiling water.
  11. Drain the noodles and place in a serving bowl.
  12. Pour curry mixture over the noodles and top with the green onion and the cilantro.
  13. Serve with the garnish ingredients arranged on the side.
Most Helpful

We'd been to Chiang Mai and we love khao soi. I found this recipe to be almost identical to one we used from a Thai cookbook last night, so pretty much made it as stated in this recipe. I used chicken instead of beef, and we used a fresh egg noodle from an Asian market. Other than that, we stuck with the recipe. Flavor was nice and balanced -- tasted fairly authentic -- although we would have liked more heat (thai chilis) and we thought the broth was a bit too thick. (Canned coconut milk is a bit heavier than the home made stuff.) We would add some broth next time to get a thinner, but still creamy consistency. Yet -- we found this recipe to be a very good one to start from.

uncleBad January 03, 2013