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A Chiang Mai Favorite – Khao Soi

The true origin of this dish is debatable. Some will tell you it comes from the Shan State of Burma, while others say it arrived in Thailand with Muslim traders from Yunnan. Whatever the origin, this dish is delicious and easy to make (once you’ve made your red curry paste). The recipe is traditional made with beef, though I’ve used chicken here as it was what I had in the fridge. Chinese egg noodles can be found at most Asian groceries. They come in one pound packages and the noodles look similar to linguine noodles. (Click below for a photo of the restaurant where we first experienced the delightful Khao Soi!)

Khao Soi (Chiang Mai Curry Noodles)

3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp red curry paste (homemade is best, but you can use store bought paste also)
1 tbsp peanut oil
3 cups canned coconut milk (reserve 1/2 cup of the thickest milk in a separate container)
2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup water
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
peanut oil (for frying crispy noodles for topping)
1 pound Chinese egg noodles (some reserved for frying)

Optional Condiments:
1/2 cup minced shallots
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 lime, cut into wedges
a couple of birds eye chilis
pickled cabbage

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