Chicken Khao Soi

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“"A simple curry paste gives this northern Thai–inspired soup surprising depth of flavor." - Bon Appetit .... EDIT: So I finally made this, and it came out tasting incredible. The soup is a delicious but unexciting Asian noodle soup; the add-ins are what really make it shine though. I served each bowl with limes, bean sprouts, fresh cilantro leaves, sambal oelek and crispy fried onions. I'd recommend the fried onions especially.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chiles in a small heatproof bowl, add boiling water to cover, and let soak until softened, 25–30 minutes.
  2. Drain chiles, reserving soaking liquid. Purée chiles, shallots, garlic, ginger, cilantro, coriander, turmeric, curry powder, and 2 tablespoons soaking liquid in a food processor, adding more soaking liquid by tablespoonfuls, if needed, until smooth. You've just made khao soi paste!
  3. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add khao soi paste; cook, stirring constantly, until slightly darkened, 4–6 minutes. Add coconut milk and broth. Bring to a boil; add chicken. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is fork-tender, 20–25 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Let cool slightly; shred meat.
  4. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.
  5. Add chicken, 3 tablespoons fish sauce, and sugar to soup. Season with salt and/or more fish sauce, if needed. Divide soup and noodles among bowls and serve with toppings.

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