Friday, February 18, 2011

Thai Red Curry Noodles with Chicken and Pumpkin ("Chiang Mai Noodles")

Egg noodles in Thai red curry with chicken, fishcake and pumpkin, garnished with crispy fried noodles and deep-fried onion rings, sliced red chilli, coriander leaves, spring onions and a wedge of lime

I saw a recipe for this in one of my cookbooks (actually I think the picture of the dish caught my eye first) and was curious what this "Chiang Mai Noodles" was all about. Having never been to Thailand before, this dish sounded foreign to me (pardon the pun). I just googled it today and found out that it's also called Khao Soi, a curry noodle dish often made with chicken, served over Chinese Bah-mi (thin and flat) egg noodle, and garnished with fried noodles, shallots, cilantro, pickled mustard greens, fried whole chillis and a squeeze of lime juice. The one I made last night was similar, except that I tossed in some pumpkin which added a lovely element of sweetness to the dish. And we love those crispy fried egg noodles! :)


Roxan said...

Wow, you're really talented. This looks amazing - I would totally order it if I were at a restaurant. I was just reading your 'about' section and you mentioned that it's hard to find good and cheap food where you live. Maybe you should open a restaurant!

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

Thanks Roxan. I think I need a job as a kitchen hand first before thinking about a restaurant :)