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Another Asian inspired dish that focusses more on the soup and chicken part as the core parts of this recipe. A somewhat involved dish to create but the rewards is a truly delicious meal. Enjoy as a soup, serve with rice or go traditional and top with fried noodles, it all tastes great.

Serves: 2
Time: 30 mins



Khao Soi Paste

  • 2 large dried chilis, stemmed, halved, seeded
  • 1 medium shallots, halved
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, sliced
  • 2 heaped tablespoons chopped coriander stems
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ scoop Turmeric Active


  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 boneless chicken thighs, halved lengthwise
  • 1 packet Chinese egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon (or more) fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar or light brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Sliced red onion, bean sprouts, coriander sprigs, crispy fried onions or shallots, chili oil, and lime wedges (for serving)



Khao Soi paste

  • Place chilis in a bowl, add boiling water to cover, and let soak until softened, 10-15 minutes. Drain chilis, reserving soaking liquid.
  • Purée chilis, shallots, garlic, ginger, coriander stems, coriander, Turmeric Active, curry powder, and 2 tablespoons of the soaking liquid in a food processor, adding more soaking liquid by tablespoons if needed, until smooth.


  • Add Khao Soi paste and oil in cooking pot; cook in microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and stock, cook in microwave for 2 mins.
  • Add chicken. Cover and cook on Medium heat (50%) for 14-16 minutes or until juice of chicken and the thickest pieces are no longer pink. Remove chicken thighs, set aside and let cool.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate. Let cool slightly; shred meat.
  • Cook noodles according to package directions in the remaining soup (approx. 2 minutes).
  • Add shredded chicken, fish sauce, and sugar to soup. Season with salt or more fish sauce, if needed.
  • Combine and cook in microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Divide soup and noodles among bowls and serve with toppings. Enjoy.