Khao Soi is a rich, fragrant Coconut Curry Noodle Soup that hails from Northern Thailand.  This fast flavorful version can be made with w/ either shrimp, crispy tofu or chicken! Vegan-adaptable, GF.  Video!

Khao Soi is a rich fragrant Coconut Curry Noodle Soup that hails from Northern Thailand.  This FAST, FLAVORFUL &  EASY version can be made with w/ either shrimp, crispy tofu or chicken! Vegan adaptable, GF.  Video

No Matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. ~Buddha

This 15-Minute Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup is called Khao Soi, and hails from the Northern part of Thailand (Chiang Mai) where the weather stays a bit cooler.  It’s a godsend when time is short, or you are feeling a bit lazy, yet you crave something warm, rich and spicy.

The coconut broth is fragrant and rich, coating the noodles well.  And once the flavorful base is made, what you put in the soup is very adaptable. Today I’ve added prawns – but it’s delicious with crispy tofu or chicken too, or even just veggies.


How to Make Khao Soi! | 30-sec video

 

How to make Khao Soi!
What I love about this Khao Soi recipe is how adaptable it is. Not a fan of shrimp? There are many protein options here!

Ingredients in Khao Soi

This simple version of Khao Soi is made even easier with store-bought red curry paste.
How to make Khao Soi! A Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup with a rich fragrant coconut broth w/ either shrimp, tofu or chicken and rice noodles.

Variations of Khao Soi

How to make Khao Soi! A Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup with a rich fragrant coconut broth w/ either shrimp, tofu or chicken and rice noodles.

How to Garnish Khao Soi

So comforting and flavorful!

How to make Khao Soi! A Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup with a rich fragrant coconut broth w/ either shrimp, tofu or chicken and rice noodles.

Noodles in Thai Coconut Curry Soup

How to make Khao Soi! A Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup with a rich fragrant coconut broth w/ either shrimp, tofu or chicken and rice noodles.
Give the soup a try and have a beautiful week!
xoxo

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Fast and flavorful, this 15 Minute Northern Style, Thai Coconut Noodle Soup called, Khao Soi is so easy to make! A rich fragrant broth w/ either shrimp, tofu or chicken. | www.feastingathome.com

Khao Soi ( Thai Coconut Noodle Soup)


Description

A flavorful and very addicting Northern Style Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup, called Khao Soi. Easy and fast, and so yummy. This simplified version uses store-bought red chili paste.


Ingredients

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Garnish with fresh basil (Thai basil is best!), pickled mustard greens (traditional), cilantro, bean sprouts, lime wedge, crispy noodles, thinly sliced red onions or scallions.


Instructions

  1. Place noodles in a large baking dish, pour boiling water over the noodles and let them sit until they are al dente. Drain. Toss with little oil to coat to prevent sticking.
  2. While the water is boiling, prep the protein, shallot, garlic, lemongrass, and red bell pepper, then get all other ingredients ready by the stove.
  3. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallot, garlic and lemongrass. Saute until fragrant and golden, about 3-4 minutes.  Add red curry paste,  turmeric, and cardamom. Saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add the coconut milk, chicken broth and kaffir lime leaves and bring to a simmer, stirring. Once gently simmering add the bell pepper, fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce and chili garlic paste.
  5. Add the prawns (or chicken or crispy tofu)  and gently simmer until cooked. Give a generous squeeze of lime. Taste, adding more lime/salt/ red curry paste if necessary. Find the balance between salty, sweet, acid and heat.
  6. Divide noodles into the bowls and ladle the flavorful soup over top- a bit easier to handle.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil, pickled mustard greens, crispy noodles, bean sprouts, thinly sliced red onion, lime wedges, or chopped scallions.

Notes

The quality of the red chili paste makes all the difference here. I like Mae ploy or Masseri! “Thai kitchen” brand will be lacking in flavor!

To bump up the flavorful coconut broth even more, add  few slices of galangal!

Feel free to make the soup broth  the day before and keep in the fridge, keeping the noodles separate ( they will swell in the soup) and simply reheat.

To bump up the heat, add more red chili paste or  chili sauce, or a few thinly sliced fresh chilies ( as a garnish)

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 bowls
  • Calories: 348
  • Sugar: 10.3 g
  • Sodium: 1345 mg
  • Fat: 16.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.4 mg

Keywords: Khao Soi Recipe, easy khao soi, coconut curry noodles, thai coconut noodle soup, thai curry noodles, Khao Soi, thai curry noodles

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  1. “A” rated recipes but confusing language: “and swapping out veggie stock for the chicken stock”. I suspect that you want to swap ‘in’ veggie stock and swap ‘out’ chicken stock?

  2. This Khao Soi recipe is my new comfort food and will be making it all year round! What a great recipe, easy instructions and loved how adaptable it is! Thank you for being so thoughtful with different diet preference! You’re simply the best!

  3. I’ve always been intimidated by the thought of making my onw Kao Soi, but your recipe made it so easy to follow! And the flavors are incredible! thank you!!

  4. The flavors of your Khao Soi are so deep and rich, just mouthwatering. So easy to make too, thank you for sharing!!

  5. The perfect Khao Soi right here. Loved it so much, it was perfect. Everyone was raving and it’s on the menu again for this coming week!

  6. Fun to make! Wonderful to smell!
    Beautiful to eat!
    I encourage a try, you will not be disappointed!!
    Thank you again. Your recipes are so dependable!

  7. Amazing flavor and pretty easy to make. Better than any Thai takeout I’ve had. Another wonderful recipe from FAH!

  8. This was delicious. And fairly easy! I had some kefir lime leaves and lemongrass in the freezer, used panang curry paste, added the cardamom. It came together quickly and was even more delicious the next day!

  9. Sylvia,
    This is delicious, really enjoyed, did not change a thing except omitted the cardamon. Thanks for another ‘to die for’ recipe. This will be enjoyed regularly in our house!
    Annette

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