Northern Thai Khao soi is a spicy, rich soup-like dish made with a mix of deep-fried crispy egg noodles and boiled egg noodles, pickled mustard greens, shallots, lime, ground chilies fried in oil and meat in a curry-like sauce usually containing coconut milk. Different variants of khao soi made without any coconut milk and wit rice noodles instead of egg noodles are often eaten in the eastern half of northern Thailand.

Khao soi is a really popular street food eaten on the streets but it is not frequently served in Thai restaurants abroad, we love it and think you will too!

Welcome to Khao Soi

Khao soi or Khao soy (Thai: ข้าวซอย) is served widely in southeast Asia in countries such as Myanmar, Laos and northern Thailand. The name means “cut rice” in Thai, although it is possible that it is simply a corruption of the Burmese word for noodles which is just “Khao Swè”. Traditionally, the dough for the rice noodles is spread out on a cloth stretched over boiling water; after steaming the large sheet of noodles is then rolled and cut with scissors.