Khao Soi is one of Northern Thailand’ signature dishes. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of savouring a bowl, you know why it’s loved by so many. If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, get cracking 🙂 You’ll find it served everywhere here, from expensive restaurants to food stalls on the street. I recently tried Khao Soi in the basement food court of Airport Plaza in Chiang Mai. Never underestimate shopping mall food courts in Thailand. The food is generally excellent, and the prices are as cheap as you’ll find on the street.
Sit down on one of the itzy-bitzy stools, or you might have to wait for someone to leave. One of the staff will take your order. You have the choice of pork, chicken, or beef Khao Soi. If you’re vegetarian, you can skip the meat.The preparation begins…
The waiting ends (and quickly), as I receive my chicken Khao Soi.
Just one last thing to do. I top it with bean sprouts, cilantro, chillies, shallots, and squeeze on a touch of lime. I like mine spicy, so I’m heavy on the chillies!I look at the chicken, and it practically falls off of the bone. The noodles are cooked to perfection. Then it’s time for that first bite. Out of this world delicious! The spices and flavours come together in perfect harmony. I don’t think I put the spoon down until every morsel had disappeared. This is one of the best Khao Sois I have had in Thailand, and I highly recommend that when you are in Chiang Mai you make the short trip out to Airport Plaza. Any tuk-tuk or songthaew driver will be happy to oblige!
OH!, and the price, you ask? 40 Baht (. 89US/Cdn)… Have two bowls!!
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