Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chiang Mai Noodles

On Saturday evening we cooked more Thai food.  We started with shrimp Tom Yum soup ...

Next up Chiang Mai Noodles.

I loved the deep fried noodles that we tossed on top, along with deep fried onions.  They were crispy, and complimented the soft noodles and chicken beneath. 


Chiang Mai Noodles
(* This recipe is quite brothy so you could use even more noodles, or even have some rice with the extra sauce).  Adapted from Beginner's Thai Cookbook.

Canola oil (for deep frying)
500 g fresh noodles (we used Shanghai)
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup red curry paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 red chili, chopped
2 cups water
400 ml coconut milk
3 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 T soy sauce
2 T palm sugar
2 tsp lime juice
2 T cilantro (for garnish)

Heat oil in a wok on medium.  Fry 100 g of the noodles (NOT all of the noodles) until light brown and crisp.  Drain on paper towel.  Fry the onion slices in batches until lightly browned.  Drain.  Discard oil or strain and reserve for another time.  Combine the fried noodles, fried onions, green onion and cilantro in a bowl and set aside until serving.

Heat a bit of oil in the cleaned out wok.  Cook the curry paste, garlic and turmeric for 1 minute.  Add the water and coconut milk.  Boil and reduce slightly.  Reduce heat and add the chicken.  Cook 5 minutes, or until done.  Add fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and lime juice.  Cook for a couple more minutes.

Place the remaining fresh noodles in a heat-proof bowl.  Cover with boiling water and separate with a fork.  Drain.  Divide noodles in to serving bowls.  Top with chicken curry mixture, and then top with fried noodle mixture.  Garnish with cilantro.

What is your favourite Thai noodle dish?  Do you like Thai curries?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

My fave thai noodle dish is this dish called drunken noodles that a local thai place close to where I used to live made. They used rice noodles and the sauce had an awesome kick to it. Yum.

Allysia said...

I don't think I've ever had Tom Yum soup, but the name is awesome, heh heh. :) I've also never fried noodles before...lots of cool things going on here!