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Khao Soi (Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup)
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18 INGREDIENTS • 20 STEPS • 50MINS

Khao Soi (Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup)

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A simple flavorful, creamy, spicy coconut curry soup (khao soi) recipe with a hint of sweetness served with soft egg noodles and topped off with more crispy egg noodles!
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Pups with Chopsticks
Hi, I'm Joyce, the creator of Pups with Chopsticks food blog exploring international flavours & ingredients - bringing you delicious and fun classic and fusion recipes!
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A simple flavorful, creamy, spicy coconut curry soup (khao soi) recipe with a hint of sweetness served with soft egg noodles and topped off with more crispy egg noodles!
50MINS
Total Time
$5.11
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Egg Noodles
1 pckg
Egg Noodles
Quick & Dirty Khao Soi Curry Paste
Red Curry Paste
3 Tbsp
Red Curry Paste
Oil
1 Tbsp
Oil
Soup Ingredients
Lemongrass
1 stalk
Fresh Ginger
3 slices
Garlic
2 cloves
Chicken Broth
4 cups
Chicken Broth
Coconut Cream
1 1/2 cups
Coconut Cream
Palm Sugar
2 Tbsp
Palm Sugar
or 5-6 teaspoons Brown Sugar
Fish Sauce
1/2 Tbsp
Toppings & Garnishes
Chili Oil
to taste
Shallot
to taste
Shallots
Hot Pickled Mustard
to taste
Hot Pickled Mustard
Lime
to taste
Scallion
to taste
Scallions
Coconut Cream
to taste
Coconut Cream
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1349
Fat
22.4 g
Protein
44.5 g
Carbs
236.6 g
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Author's Notes

Traditionally, Khao Soi is usually served with chicken but I kept this meatless for days you just want to have a meatless noodle. To add in the chicken, you can add in a few chicken drums into the pot right after you toast the coconut cream and spices and let it simmer with the soup for 30 minutes.

Pickled mustard greens actually have a very similar flavor to sauerkraut so if you can’t find the pickled mustard greens, you can substitute it with sauerkraut!

When you are toasting the red curry paste, try not to inhale the fumes – the chili’s create a spicy fume that is not pleasant to breathe in.

For a less spicy curry soup, substitute red curry paste with yellow curry paste.
Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
Peel the first layer of Lemongrass (1 stalk) and cut the bottom 2/3 of the stalk into 3cm chunks. Smash it to release the oils and to keep the stalks intact so we can easily fish it out later in the soup. Set aside for later.
step 2
Peel the Garlic (2 cloves) and smash it, keeping the cloves intact as well and set aside for later
step 3
Slice the Fresh Ginger (3 slices) and set aside.
step 4
While we have the cutting board out, we might as well prep the toppings! Peel and slice the Shallots (to taste) up into thin slices, cut the Limes (to taste) into wedges, and slice the Scallions (to taste).
step 5
Chop the Hot Pickled Mustard (to taste) into small bite-sized pieces and set these all aside on a side plate along with some Chili Oil (to taste) and Coconut Cream (to taste) for the end.
step 5 Chop the Hot Pickled Mustard (to taste) into small bite-sized pieces and set these all aside on a side plate along with some Chili Oil (to taste) and Coconut Cream (to taste) for the end.
step 6
In a small bowl, combine the Red Curry Paste (3 Tbsp), Madras Curry Powder (1 1/2 Tbsp) and Oil (1 Tbsp) and mix together. Set aside for later.
step 7
In a large pot, set the stove to medium heat and add 1-2 tablespoons of oil into it and wait for it to get hot
step 8
Add in the spices, Kaffir Lime Leaves (3) and the khao soi curry paste and toast it for 1-2 minutes.
step 8 Add in the spices, Kaffir Lime Leaves (3) and the khao soi curry paste and toast it for 1-2 minutes.
step 9
Once the spices are aromatic and toasted, add in the Coconut Cream (1 1/2 cups) and if any of the curry paste is stuck to the bottom of the pan, scrape it off with the coconut cream. Cook it for about 1-2 minutes.
step 10
Once the coconut cream has melted and melded with the spices, add the Chicken Broth (4 cups), Fish Sauce (1/2 Tbsp) and Palm Sugar (2 Tbsp) and stir until everything is combined, and wait for the soup to come to a boil
step 11
Once the soup is boiling, turn the heat down to low and put the lid on and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
step 12
After 30 minutes, fish out the lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and lime leaves, then do a taste test and adjust the flavor to your liking.
step 13
If you prefer a thicker consistency in the soup, continue to simmer the soup for an additional 15 – 20 minutes to reduce the liquid. Once your desired consistency is reached, keep it on the stove on low heat to keep it hot while you prep the noodles.
step 14
In a small pot, add some oil (about 1-2 cm high) and set the heat to medium and wait until the oil is hot. To test if the oil is hot, you can stick a chopstick in and see if it bubbles, or throw a small piece of noodle in to see if it bubbles.
step 15
Once the oil is hot, add in a handful of Egg Noodles (1 pckg) and cook them for about 30 seconds to 1 minute until they are crispy.
step 16
Once they are crispy and done, remove them from the oil to let it cool and set aside for later.
step 17
Boil some water in a small pot and add in the remaining egg noodles and swish it around for 45 seconds to 1 minute
step 18
Once the noodles are done, strain the water and add the noodles into a serving bowl.
step 19
Add in a few ladles of the piping hot coconut curry soup and top it with the crispy noodles.
step 20
Add in your toppings of choice from the prepared plate and enjoy immediately while it's still warm.
step 20 Add in your toppings of choice from the prepared plate and enjoy immediately while it's still warm.
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Dairy-Free
Asian
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Soup
Thai
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