We fell in love with Khao Soi during our time in Northern Thailand. Once you watch our video, you will understand why we adore this popular Thai noodle dish.
We ate a lot of Khao Soi in Chiang Mai. It’s fair to say that Khao Soi is a top contender for our favorite Thai food dish to eat in Northern Thailand.
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We adore this soupy comfort food, loaded with a combination of both fried and boiled noodles. Khao Soi, Chiang Mai style, has yellow curry and coconut milk in a meaty broth flavored with beef, chicken or a combination of the two.
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What makes Khao Soi especially interesting is its mixed heritage. Many of the curry flavors in the broth are Burmese, while elements of the dish, like the noodles, can be traced to Yunnan, China. We learned this and more during a Lanna Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai.
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Add condiments like chopped shallots, pickled mustard greens, spicy chili and lime juice for the dish to sing with a great combination of acidity and spice.
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Since one bowl of Khao Soi won’t be enough, start your Khao Soi exploration at the following spots:
Khao Soi Khun Yai is located at Sri Poom 8 Alley, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
Khao Soi Lam Duan is located at 352/22 Thanon Charoenrat, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Khao Soi Nimman is located at Nimmanhemin Soi 7, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Khao Soi Chiang Mai Video
Check out our YouTube video to better understand Khao Soi and why we love the version at Khao Soi Lam Duan so much.
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Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers their unique taste of the world.
Original Publication Date: August 15, 2016