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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

  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.

Instructions:

  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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