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. |

5 from 21 reviews

A flavorful and very addicting Northern Style Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup, called Khao Soi. Easy and fast, and so yummy.




  1. Place noodles in a shallow baking dish and boil enough water to just cover them. While water is boiling, prep the shallots, ginger, garlic, red bell pepper, then get all other ingredients ready by the stove.
  2. In a medium pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots and ginger. Saute until fragrant and golden, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and red curry paste. Fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the coconut milk and broth and bring to a simmer, stirring. Once gently simmering add the bell pepper, soy, fish sauce, sugar and chili garlic sauce.
  3. Add the prawns and gently simmer until cooked. Give a generous squeeze of lime. Taste, adding more lime / or salt if necessary.
  4. Drain the noodles. If serving the soup immediately, toss the noodles right into the pot and then serve.
  5. Alternatively, divide noodles into the bowls and ladel the flavorful soup over top.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil, bean sprouts, thinly sliced red onion and chopped scallions.


To bump up the flavorful coconut broth even more, add a 4 inch piece of lemongrass (smashed) a few slices of galangal and/ or a couple kefir lime leaves ( all optional but yummy!)

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 or chili sauce, or a few thinly sliced fresh chilies ( as a garnish)

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