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Khao Soi – Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Khao Soi is traditionally eaten for breakfast in Thailand. Once you have the khao soi paste already made, this soup is quick and easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 711kcal


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup Khao Soi paste
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 2 1/2-3 lbs. chicken drumsticks cut into 3 pieces each
  • oil for frying
  • 16 oz. fresh Chinese noodles
  • rough chopped cilantro for garnish


  • In a large wok or pot, heat oil. Add Khao Soi paste. Fry for 2 minutes, until fragrant. add coconut milk and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil.
  • Add chicken pieces and simmer for 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Heat enough oil for deep frying. Add 6 oz. of the noodles and fry in 1 oz. bundles until golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  • Place the rest of the noodles in a large bowl. Add boiling water and leave for a few minutes, until the noodles are tender. Drain.
  • To serve, place cooked noodles in a bowl. Ladle soup over the noodles.
  • Garnish with fried noodles and chopped cilantro.


When frying the noodles, use a spider and leave the noodles in the spider in the oil for 1-2 minutes before releasing them so that the noodles stay in bundles.


Calories: 711kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1316mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 7mg
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