Love Khao Swe's Burmese Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup
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Burmese Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup (Ohn No Khao Swe)
- Make the broth - Fill a medium pot 75% full with water and bring to a boil. Boil chicken bones in the pot for 45mins with sliced ginger then remove bones and ginger. Turn heat to low. Mix 1 cup of chickpea flour into a bowl with 2 cups of water. Add chickpea mixture into the pot while stirring so that mixture does not clump. Continuously mix until broth is smooth. Cook for 10 minutes on high heat while stirring. Take 2 cans of coconut milk, remove the top layer of coconut foam in the can and save for later. The remaining coconut milk in the can goes into the pot. Add 3 tbsp of Salt and 5 tbsp of Sugar.
- Make the chicken - Slice 10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs into small 1/2 inch cubes into a mixing bowl. Add 1 tbsp turmeric and 4 tbsp fish sauce into the mixing bowl, mix and let chicken marinate for at least 30 min. In a food processor take 1 yellow onion, 1 small bulb of ginger, 5 cloves of garlic and blend until finely chopped. Heat up corn oil into a medium pan and add the aromatics. Cook aromatics for 10 minutes on medium heat then add 4 tbsp of fine ground chili powder and 1 tsp of turmeric. Add chicken into the pan and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Add coconut cream saved from making the broth. Add 2 tbsp of salt. Cook for another 20 min on low heat.
- Make the noodles - Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in your favorite egg noodles and leave in the pot until it reaches your liking. Strain noodles and rinse in cold water.
- Make soft boiled eggs - Bring a pot of water to a boil. Gently place eggs into pot and boil for 6 minutes and 30 seconds, then transfer eggs to a cold water bath.
- Prep the veggies - Roughly chop the cilantro. Chop white or red onion into thin slices. Cut lime wedges.
- Assemble the bowl! Noodles in a bowl first. Then add your chicken and veggies. Pour the broth into the bowl. Cut your soft boiled egg and place into the bowl. Squeeze lime into the bowl and chili if you like it spicy and voila! You've got yourself a delicious bowl of Burmese coconut chicken noodle soup!!