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Khao Soi

A rich and comforting Northern Thailand coconut curry noodle soup that's done in 15 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: thai
Keyword: noodle soup
Servings: 2
Calories: 868kcal



Khao Soi

  • 2 cups chicken broth no sodium preferred
  • 14 oz coconut milk 1 can
  • 1-2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1/2 inch ginger thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large chicken breast or 2 small ones
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce or to taste
  • 1 tbsp sugar or to taste, brown sugar preferred
  • 2 portions egg noodles or ramen noodles

Optional Toppings

  • 1/2 shallot sliced
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 batch egg ribbons
  • 1/2 cup crispy wonton strips


  • In the Instant Pot insert, add the chicken stock, coconut milk, red curry paste, garlic, ginger, and chicken breast. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
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  • While the Instant Pot is doing it’s thing, slice the shallots, cut the lime, and wash the cilantro. If you’re using any extra toppings, prep them now. Cook and drain your noodles and divide them between two deep bowls.
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  • When the Instant Pot is done, quick release the pressure. Carefully remove the chicken and shred. Add the chicken to the bowls with the noodles.
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  • Stir the fish sauce and brown sugar into the soup. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, and curry paste if needed, then divide evenly between the two bowls. Finish with lime and cilantro and enjoy!
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See the blog post for stovetop instructions.
Estimated nutrition assumes you are drinking all the soup.


Calories: 868kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.7g | Protein: 36.6g | Fat: 53.5g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1239mg | Potassium: 1026mg | Fiber: 7.1g | Sugar: 12.3g