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The Best Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

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.

Khao Soi Chiang Mai

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.

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.

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.

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.

Khao Soi Lam Duan is located at 352/22 Thanon Charoenrat, 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.

Plan Your Chiang Mai Stay

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Important Update
Many restaurants have revised their hours and menus due to COVID-19. Some may close, either temporarily or permanently, without notice. Be sure to check this restaurant’s website for updated information before your visit.

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About the Authors

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 and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.


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Bernadette Banaszak

Monday 15th of August 2016

Looks delicious!

Susan Schwartz

Monday 15th of August 2016

Cannot wait to try this!! Susan