Khao Soi (Chiang Mai Curry)

By February 11, 2020April 1st, 2020Chicken, Top Chicken Recipes

I was recently in Chiang Mai and this curry was on my must-try list. I was so impressed I took a class

It truly is so yummy



Prep time

5 Minutes

Cooking time

10-12 Minutes


    • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
    • 1 tablespoon yellow curry paste
    • ¾ cup coconut cream
    • 100g chicken, cut into chunks
    • ½ cup water + ¼ teaspoon chicken stock powder
    • ½ tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1-2 teaspoons sugar
    • ½ – 1 tablespoon curry powder *see note
    • 100g egg noodles *see below
    • oil for frying


    • 1 tablespoon pickled cabbage (sauerkraut) 
    • 1 tablespoon sliced green shallot
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • Fried egg noodles *reserved 


  • Heat cooking oil in a small wok over medium heat
  • Add yellow curry paste, stir and cook for 1 minute
  • Add the coconut cream and curry powder, stir to combine
  • Add chicken and water with the stock powder. Cook or 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked
  • Stir in fish sauce and sugar, cook until sugar dissolves, 1-2 minutes
  • Meanwhile cover half the egg noodles with boiling water, soak for 2 minutes. Drain, and place the softened noodles into a serving bowl and pour the curry contents over the noodles
  • Seperate the other half of the noodles. Heat oil in a wok over medium heat and fry these noodles, careful not to burn them. Remove from wok and drain paper towel *reserve for garnish
  • Garnish with fried noodles, pickled cabbage, coriander and green shallot 

   Serve and Enjoy!

   Note: *I buy soft egg noodles, they are available at your local supermarket

*This curry is spicy, if you prefer less spice adjust the curry powder

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