Khao Suey

Khao suey, is a Burmese coconut soup filled with veggies that is served on top of noodles. Topped with soo many delicious toppings! It’s Burmese version of ramen. If y’all have never had Burmese food, you are in for a treat! I first had Burmese food when I was visiting SF, one of the BEST food we had in SF was at Burma Superstar. It is actually similar to Indian cooking as far as spices go. They use a lot of turmeric and I’m not mad about it, because turmeric is life.

You can use ready made fried onions (which is what I’m doing). You can also use ready made fried garlic, I actually just fried my own. The chili onion crunch from Trader Joe’s is ABSOLUTELY delicious on this, so if you can get your hands on it.. I HIGHLY recommend it. Use any noodles you have on hand, I’m using Ching’s hakka noodles.

I hope y’all enjoy my version of Khao suey. Slurp away! Don’t forget to tag me @zheelicious and let me know what you think.

Stay happy, stay hungry!


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 cup vegetable broth or stock
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 1 pack of noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 4-5 dried red chilies
  • 6 cloves garlic, shredded
  • 2 inches ginger, shredded or chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 can baby corn, cut in circles
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut in florets
  • 4 thai chilies slit in half and quartered
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Salt to taste


  • Fried red onion slices
  • Fried garlic slices
  • Fried peanuts
  • Cilantro
  • Red chili flakes
  • Green onion
  • Lime
  • Crunchy onion – from Trader Joe’s (optional)


  1. In a wok or saucepan heat oil. Once the oil is hot add garlic, ginger, thai chilies, red dried chilies, and the veggies. Sauté the veggies for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, and all the spices. Let the mixture simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
  3. In a bowl add cooked noodles, top it with the coconut soup mixture.
  4. Add all the topping on top.
  5. Serve hot, happy slurping!

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