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Prep 15 minutes
Total 30 minutes

Chiang Mai Khao Soi Noodle Soup

Chiang Mai Khao Soi noodle soup is delicious, fresh and creamy. I love the smell of fresh curry paste made from scratch. The noodle soup was just divine.

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ingredients

Curry Paste

  • Shrimp paste: 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chillies: 5-6
  • Kaffir lime leaves: 3
  • Galangal: 1" piece
  • Lemon grass: 3" piece
  • Shallots/ red onion: 1 (small)
  • Garlic cloves: 3
  • Cumin powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Hot water: 1/4 cup

Other ingredients

  • Boneless chicken thighs: 3 (cut into 1" pieces)
  • Chicken stock: 2 cups
  • Coconut milk: 400 ml
  • Fish sauce: 3 tbsp
  • Kecap manis: 1 tbsp
  • Palm sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Wonton wrapper: 6
  • Lime juice: 1 tbsp
  • Neutral oil: 2 tbsp + oil for frying wonton strips
  • Fine egg noodles: 200 gm
  • Water: to cook the noodles

Garnish

  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp
  • Lime wedges: 4

Chiang Mai Khao Soi Noodle Soup

Chiang Mai Khao Soi noodle soup is delicious, fresh and creamy. I love the smell of fresh curry paste made from scratch. The noodle soup was just divine.

Step 1:

Soak the red chillies in hot water for 10 minutes.

Step 2: 

Cook the fine egg noodles in hot water for 5-6 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water (to avoid them from further cooking). Keep them aside.

Step 3:

Prepare the curry paste by blending all the ingredients written under ‘curry paste’ into a smooth paste using few tablespoons of chilli soaked water. 

Step 4: 

Take a stock pot, add oil and curry paste. Cook the paste on medium flame for 2-3 minutes until the raw smell of shallots and garlic is gone. 

Step 4: 

Now add the chicken pieces, sauté and cook them for 5 minutes. 

Step 5: 

Now pour the chicken stock, fish sauce, kecap manis and palm sugar. Mix and bring this to a boil. This will take about 5 minutes.

Step 6: 

Finally, add coconut milk, mix and bring this to a boil. This will take about 3-4 minutes. Taste and adjust the salt if needed. Squeeze in lime juice and switch off the flame. Soup is ready!

Step 7:

In a frying pan, add oil to shallow fry the wonton wrapper strips. Fry them for few seconds until crispy. Transfer them to a plate lined with kitchen tissue (to absorb the excess oil). 

Step 7: Assemble the soup 

In a soup bowl, add the noodles and pour the soup on top. Garnish with coriander leaves, lime wedge and crispy wonton strips. Enjoy!