Khao Soy (ข้าวซอย)
|Boneless chicken breast||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut 1 cubic inch pieces|
|Indian yellow curry powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon (Pong Karee)|
|Coconut milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (separate thick part from the thin)|
|Yellow curry paste||3 Tablespoon (Krung Geang Karee)|
|Egg noodles/Rice noodles||8 Ounce (come in coils)|
|Deep fried chinese style egg noodles||6 Ounce (Ba Mee Sod)|
|Fish sauce||2 Tablespoon (Golden Boy or Dragonfly are good brands and not too salty)|
|Cilantro leaves||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sliced scallions||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Pickled cabbage||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (as a condiment)|
|Limes||2 , juiced|
|Ground roasted dried chilies||2 Tablespoon|
Place meat and curry powder together in a dish, mix well, allow to sit for 20 minutes.
Reserve 1/2 cup thick coconut milk in a small serving dish and set aside.
Stir fry curry paste with 1 cup thick coconut milk over medium-high heat until it starts to separate and becomes fragrant.
Pour the remaining 2 cups of coconut milk in a saucepan, add the chicken and cook over low heat under tender. Then add the curry paste mixture into the chicken.
Simmer over low heat until warm. Add fish sauce and taste and adjust fish sauce as needed.
Bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until somewhat soft about 3 or 4 minutes, but do not over cook. Pour into strainer and drain.
Place noodles into individual serving dishes, drizzle with 1/2 Tbs of coconut milk, top with the chicken curry, and garnish with crisply fried Chinese noodles, and sprinkle on cilantro leaves, sliced scallions, a squeeze of lime juice and ground roasted chiles if desired.
Makes about 6 servings as a starter or 3 to 4 servings as a lunch.
*Make your own Yellow Curry Paste
or use Mae Sri, Mae Ploy, or Lobo Brand Curry pastes available in a tin or plastic tub at your Asiasn Markets.