The largest city in Northern Thailand is known for its skyline of temples, its blissfully buzzy way of life, and, for Khao Soi. It means “cut rice” in Thai, and the intense noodle curry is what they regard as their top dish.
The Burmese-inspired crispy noodle curry stew is a highly flavoured and textured dish. Its base is a thick brew of coconut milk and red curry paste that’s tossed with punchy Thai flavours like galangal, turmeric and lemongrass. It offers delicious contrast too, with both boiled and deep-fried egg noodles giving chew and crunch all at once. For protein, you can choose from either chicken (Khao Soi Gai) or beef (Khao Soi Nuea).