Khao Soi Noodle Curry

Khao Soi is one of my favourite Thai curries. It comes from the North, more precisely from Chiang Mai – a very popular tourist destination these days, so that it becomes harder to find a good Khao Soi there these days.

Khao Soi is a mild coconut curry. The curry paste is pound together with lots of fresh turmeric, giving this curry its brightly yellow appearance. Unlike other Thai curry, this is a noodle curry (not served with rice), specked with a bit of chicken. It heavily draws on Burmese culinary influences – the border to Burma being very close to Chiang Mai.

And really, it’s the toppings that make this curry so fantastic! Pickled mustard greens, sharp shallot and spring onions, fragrant coriander and a good squeeze of lime juice, and you’re good to go. And, to make it truly authentic, you top it all with a deep-fried noodle nest.

It’s not the quickest curry, but it’s worth every effort! This curry instantly brings me back to Thailand!

January 9, 2021