Thai Kway Teow Soup (Thai Noodle soup)

Kway Teow noodle dish is one of the popular street food in Thailand.  It is very cheap and comforting food for the locals.  I went to Thailand few times and I love their food.  At one of my trips, I tried a bowl of noodle soup (sitting at the street food stand) myself.  Unforgettable Delicious!  Here is the recipe for this noodle soup.




1 to 2 cups of ground pork
1 packet of fine Rice Vermicelli or Flat rice noodle
1 chilli padi (Thai Chilli)
1/2 cup white onion, sliced thinly
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp ginger, sliced thinly
1 cup bean sprouts, head and tail removed
fish cakes, slices (optional)
chicken stock or water
Seasoning:  2 tsp fish sauce, 1 tsp rice wine, dash of white pepper
Sauce:  1/2 tbsp lemon or lime juice, cilantro, 1tsp crushed peanuts, 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds


(1)  Heat 1 tsp oil in frying pan.  Add ground pork, and break it up with spatula.  Cook till pork is fully cooked.
(2)  Add minced garlic, chilli padi, ginger slices and onion.  Stir fry till fragrant for about 5 minutes.
(3)  Transfer pork mixture to stock pot.  Add enough water or stock to the pot, about 6 bowls.  Bring to boil.
(4)  Add seasoning ingredients, bean sprouts and fish cakes to pot.  Bring to simmer for 15 minutes.
(5)  In another pot, blanch rice noodle for 1 minute.  Transfer noodle to serving bowl.
(6)  Combine sauce ingredients, and add about 1 tbsp of sauce to serving bowl.
(7)  Pour soup over the noodle, and garnish with crushed peanuts and cilantro. 
(8)  For extra spice, drizzle with little chilli oil.  You can also add other condiments such as fried garlic, fried shallots, green onion, red chilli etc. 

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