Khao Soi

The Uniqueness of Northern Thailand

Khao Soi: The Uniqueness of Northern Thailand

Khao Soi is a deliciously rich, creamy, slightly spicy yellow curry dish originating in Northern Thailand. This classic Northern Thai soup will satisfy your craving for a Thai curry dish combined with tender braised meat (chicken, beef are favorites) in a coconut curry broth with boiled and fried noodles. It’s easy to eat, delicious and can be taken with various vegetable and spices including onion, shallots, coriander, lime and pickled vegetables.

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The ingredients including curry paste, coconut milk, turmeric, coriander, and soy sauce, among others are slowly simmered to develop flavor. Tender chicken drumsticks (or beef/pork) is slow cooked in the soup and served as part of the meal.

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Khao Soi is traditionally eaten with chopsticks (as noodle dishes are in Thailand) and a large soup spoon.You can find it most anywhere throughout Thailand, but the best can be surely found up north in Chiang Mai at a variety of different restaurants and food stalls.

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If you are up for a noodle type curry-ish dish, give it a try. It will likely make the top of your Thai must-eat list!  

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Photo Courtesy: Flickr and Wikimedia

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