Khow Suey – Burmese Noodle Soup


[/su_brhrbr]In Burmese cuisine, Khow Suey, from Burmese ခေါက်ဆွဲ, is a noodle dish that comes from the mountainous Shan State. It is a one-dish soup meal made of egg noodles and curried beef or chicken with coconut milk, served with a variety of contrasting condiments. A squeeze of lemon also adds tanginess to Khow Suey. The dish is similar to the Burmese noodle dish ohn no khauk swe, literally “coconut milk noodles”.

Khow Suey - Burmese Noodle Soup

Khow Suey - Burmese Noodle Soup

Course: Soups & Chowders
Cuisine: Burmese
Author: The Cook
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For the noodles

  • 300 g plain noodles<em>, any kind of noodles</em>
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • water, as required
  • salt, to taste

For the gravy

  • 500 g boneless chicken breasts or thighs, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 4 finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic paste
  • tablespoon besan flour <em>, chickpea flour</em>
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • cups coconut milk
  • cups water or chicken stock
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil

For the side dishes &amp; garnishing

  • 4 boiled eggs, sliced
  • ¼ cup sliced and fried garlic
  • 4 shallots, fried <em>(about ¼ cup)</em>
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • ¼ cup fried noodles
  • ¼ cup unsalted raw peanuts, crushed
  • ¾ - 1 tablespoon finely sliced green chillies
  • soy sauce<em>, optional</em>
  • 3 - 4 limes

Recipe Instructions

For the noodles

  • Boil the water required for noodles along with the salt and garlic. Add noodles and cook, according to packet instructions, until they are done.
  • Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain again thoroughly and set aside.

For the gravy

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions and fry until translucent.
  • Add the ginger and garlic pastes and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the turmeric and chilli powders, along with chicken and saute until the chicken is cooked.
  • Add the gram flour and mix well.
  • Pour in the coconut milk along with water or stock and add salt to taste.
  • Allow the gravy to boil until thick and then remove from the heat.

For serving: .

  • Take each serving bowl and add some noodles.
  • Pour the gravy so that the noodles are well covered.
  • Garnish as desired. Serve hot.

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Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

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