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Easy Thai Coconut Curry Noodles (Khao Soi)

One of the most popular dishes in Northern Thailand. This version uses store-bought red curry paste to make it quickly and easily. This makes two large servings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 305 kcal
Author Danielle Cushing


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2-3 tablespoons red curry paste depending on spice preferences
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 4-6 ounces egg noodles
  • To garnish: chopped scallions fresh cilantro, lime wedges


  1. Place a large saucepan or wok over medium heat. Add oil, garlic, shallot, and ginger and stir-fry about 1 minute. Add curry paste and stir-fry another 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add coconut milk, chicken broth, sugar, fish sauce, and bell pepper and stir to combine. Add chicken. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Simmer uncovered about 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  2. Taste and adjust flavor with fish sauce (salty) and/or sugar (sweet).
  3. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and divide noodles among 2 bowls. Divide chicken and soup evenly. Garnish each bowl with scallions, cilantro, and lime wedges.