🍜 30-minute Khao Soi

📝 Ingredients


  • Thai curry paste (I used this)

  • Coconut milk: 800 ml

  • Chicken stock: 1 L

    • Can totally use cubes/store bought or even water if you have nothing else on hand.

  • Fish sauce: 30 ml

  • Brown sugar: 30 g

  • Sambal Olek: 40 g

    • ^ Or something else that's spicy. Can halve this to 20 g if you don't like things really spicy.


  • Chicken thighs: 500 g

    • I used bone-in as I believe they add more flavor.

  • Egg noodles: 120 g (per portion)

    • + 60 g if you want to add fried noodles on top.

  • Scallions, coriander, lime wedges to finish.

⚒️ How

  • Set your pot on medium high and then add some neutral (Canola) oil.

  • Once the oil is hot, add your paste and cook it for 60-90 seconds. You'll know it's done when you can smell tasty things.

  • Add the coconut milk followed by the stock and bring to a simmer.

  • Once simmering, reduce the heat and drop in your chicken thighs and let them cook for ~30 minutes.

  • Pull the thighs out and shred the meat. Once shredded, add it back to the pot.

  • Taste, add the fish sauce, brown sugar and the Sambal. Adjust according to your taste buds + add salt if required.

  • Once you're happy with the soup, bring a pot of water to the boil and cook your egg noodles.

    • I used fresh egg noodles and only cooked them for 2 minutes as they don't take too long.

    • Important thing to note here is that they'll cook a minute more in the hot soup you'll pour over them soon so try not to overcook them here.

  • Once your noodles are ready, transfer them to your serving bowl + pour the soup on top.

  • Add scallions, coriander and lime wedges + any toppings your heart desires.

    • I've seen peanuts, chili crisp, half-boiled eggs and they all work great.

  • Enjoy? 💚