Burmese Chicken and Coconut Soup (Ohn no khao swè)

Burmese Chicken and Coconut Soup (Ohn no khao swè)

Burmese Chicken and Coconut Soup (Ohn no khao swè)

Like many Burmese dishes this soup is quite simple. But simple doesn´t me it can´t be delicious. This soup tastes fantastic. You´ll find Ohn no khao swè in the whole country eaten by local people. Next to the national dish Mohinga this soup is also very popular. In Myanmar the locals use all parts of the chicken to cook this soup. The bones will give this dish even more flavor. Ohn no khao swè bears similarity to the Malaysian laksa, while its closest relations can be said as the khao soi of Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang, and the Indian khow suey which was inspired by Ohn no khao swè.


lactose free meat

500 g chicken breast
1 pack Mie noodles
½ small onion, chopped
1 ½ onions, half rings
1 Thai chili, chopped
400 ml coconut milk
1 cm ginger, peeled and grated
1 ½ l veggie stock
1 lemongrass stalk
3 tbs dried garlic flakes
2 tbs water
Salt & pepper
4 tbs wheat flour
4 tbs peanut oil
1 tsp tumeric
3 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Fresh coriander / cilantro, for serving
4 boiled eggs, halved for serving

Soak garlic flakes in 2 tbs water. Soak Mie noodles in warm water for 10 minutes. Cut chicken breast in thin slices and toss with cayenne pepper, ground Paprika, turmeric and flour.

Heat oil in a pan and stir fry chilis, chopped onions and chicken dice mix on high heat. Add veggie stock, coconut milk, ginger, lemongrass and onion rings. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Boil Mie noodles for 3 minutes and drain.

Heat 1 tbs oil in a wok. Stir fry noodles and soaked garlic for 5 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper. Serve with fried noodles, boiled eggs and coriander leaves.

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