Burmese/Thai Noodles (Khao Soi)

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceSu Zan
Prep time1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time2 hours

Description

This is a popular noodle soup from the Burmese and Thai border area, taught in one of our Mosaic of Flavors classes.

Ingredients

1 package
split mung beans
2 packages
wonton noodles
2 cans
coconut milk
   
oil
10  
pearl onions
1 clove
garlic
1 slice
ginger
2  
boneless chicken breasts
   
turmeric
   
red annatto powder
   
salt
   
sugar
   
cilantro

Instructions

Cover beans with water and cook until tender and a thick consistency.

Cook noodles separately according to package directions.

As beans and noodles are cooking, heat oil in a large skillet or pot. Sauté onion (reserving some raw for garnish) until translucent. Add garlic and ginger and cook for about 3 minutes. Add chicken and cook through. Season with turmeric and annatto pepper.

Add bean stew and coconut milk.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Season with salt and sugar to taste and cook for another few minutes to let flavors meld.

To serve, place noodles in individual bowls and ladle soup on top. Top with fresh cilantro and reserved raw onions.