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Khao soi or Thai Curry Noodles

Khao soi

           The origin story of “Khao Soi” began with Chinese visitors from Yunnan province. Chinese roamed for trading on China’s southern border, later traveling into Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. Since the early 16th century, the Chinese have engaged in trade with Southeast Asian communities. They traded in Chinese goods such as silk and black tea. After the trade is completed, they will bring goods from Southeast Asia such as cotton, ivory, horns, and other goods to the motherland. They had opened three trading routes between Southeast Asia and China by the end of the nineteenth century, with the route through Chiang Mai being the most important. Despite the fact that China had a trade route to Chiang Mai, they built a temporary camp outside the city walls. When the products are depleted, they will be returned to China. Until the early 1920s, Chinese traders who came to Thailand chose to settle in Chiang Mai. The area to the east of the city is now known as “Ban Ho.”


Since the Chinese settled in the province, Khao Soi has only cooked and sold to the Chinese, but it has since spread to the locals. According to locals, they refer to the original cuisine, which is vastly different from what is available today. In the past, Khao Soi was made from rice noodles rather than wheat and egg, as it is now. Furthermore, it was topped with minced beef and stir-fried pickles rather than large pieces of beef, and Khao Soi was not cooked with coconut milk as we know it today. According to some sources, Khao Soi is likely influenced by Burmese cuisine. Ohn-No Khao Swe, Myanmar’s signature dish, is available on a menu in Myanmar. The appearance resembles Khao Soi. However, it does not have as much spice as the Thai recipe and has similar noodles made from wheat flour. Serve with roasted dried chilies and crispy fried noodles.

Nutrition of Khao Soi

Nutrition: Khao Soi contains a lot of protein from the meat and a lot of nutrients from the ingredients, such as lemongrass, which stimulates appetite, galangal, which nourishes the body, and turmeric powder, which boosts immunity and increases breast milk. Capsaisin, which is found in dried chilies, provides energy to the body. The dish contains 505.7 calories, 23 g protein, 57.6 g carbohydrates, and 19.6 g fat.


Ingredients: 120 g Khao Soi noodle, 80 g drumsticks, 3 cups coconut milk, and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder. Ingredients for chili paste: 7 dried chilies, 1 tablespoon lemongrass, 5 grams Thai garlic cloves, 20 grams shallots, 1 teaspoon galangal, 1 teaspoon shrimp paste, 1/2 teaspoon kaffir lime skin Chili-fried shallots, pickled cabbage, lime, coriander, and leeks are among the condiments.

  Although Khao Soi is a popular dish in Chiang Mai, it is now available in many restaurants throughout Thailand. Particularly popular in Bangkok, where many restaurants serve Khao Soi. The recipe is popular among Thais and foreigners alike, and it costs between 40 and 80 Bath, depending on the type of restaurant and the ingredients used.

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