Kao Soi Noodles

Being on the quarantines makes a lot of people do nothing but cook in the kitchen. If my fridge could talk, it would probably say: NOW WHAT? 

I learned this recipe from a ZOOM cooking get-togheter. It is simple, easy, and exotic. The best? Fridge cleaner! I can use any kind of protein and vegetables I have left. So no doubt no doubt, I am writing a post immediately and planning to repeat this recipe for tomorrow lunch. 

I’ve adapted the proportion of this recipe so it’s single serving.


  • 1 egg noodles
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1/8 cup or less of red curry paste
  • half lime
  • 1/4 peanuts or fried shallots 
  • cilantro (optional)
  • green onion (optional)

Seasoning Mix: (It’s for 2 servings, so when you add it in, just add half of it.)

  • 1/3 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 scant tbsp. fish sauce
  • pinch of salt


  1. Freeze the coconut milk for 20 mins, so the fat rises to the top.
  2. Chop the vegetables and proteins into desired bite size. (From my fridge today, I got 2 mushrooms, small batch of snow peas, small batch of broccoli, and small batch of sliced carrots. I blanched my vegetables for a 1-2 mins and set them aside. But you can eat them raw if you would like.) 
  3. Mix the seasoning in a bowl.
  4. Roughly chop the peanuts.


  1. Heat a 7″ or 9″ pan. Add 1/4 coconut milk fat. Cook until it reduces to the texture like batter. 
  2. Meanwhile, start a pot. Bring the water to boil. 
  3. Add 1/8 or less of red curry paste. Stir and cook until it is fragrant. Approximately 1 min to 2 mins.
  4. Add protein. Cook until it is half way done.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk, the seasoning mix, and 1/4 lime wedge juice. Simmer the protein in it until the protein is completely cooked.  (HERE! THIS IS YOUR KAO SOI SAUCE!)
  6. When the pot of water boils, add 1 serving of egg noodles. Every package may require different cooking time. When the noodles are ready, drain the water. 
  7. Put the noodles in a plate, and add the KAO SAI sauce and protein. On the top of the sauce, place the vegetables, chopped peanuts, cilantro, green onions, and fried shallots. Drizzle another 1/4 lime wedge juice. Time to serve! 


Please let me know if you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!


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