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KHOW SUEY(Burmese Noodle Soup)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Burmese
Keyword: khow suey, noodles, soup
Author: RGK/FootprintTheWorld



  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp Ginger
  • ½ tbsp turmeric
  • tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Blend using small amounts of water till you have a nice smooth paste.


  • 4 garlic cloves sliced and sautéed more like fried
  • 1 small onion sautéed
  • 1 tbsp peanuts sautéed/fried depending on your choice
  • Sliced jalapeños/scallions
  • Chili flakes
  • Lime & chopped Cilantro


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup each diced cauliflower/ beans/ mushrooms/ broccoli/ carrots or your desired vegetables
  • 1 cup diced and pressed and lightly sautéed Tofu
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp lightly toasted gram/chickpea flour mix with a little hot water and make a paste
  • Salt/Lime per taste
  • Cilantro


  • Rice Noodles of your choice (usually medium thickness). Cook the noodle as per directions


  • Add oil to the pan, and add the curry paste and cook for 5/6 minutes
  • Add in vegetables and saute
  • Add some salt and slowly add vegetable stock and bring to boil
  • Add coconut milk and bring to a boil again
  • Add gram flour paste and bring to boil
  • Squeeze some lime juice and salt per taste


  • Place the noodles in the bowl, add the curry on top and garnish with all the sides and squeeze some lime juice