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.
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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.