Citizens, in Burmese cuisine, “khow suey” is a very famous noodle dish that comes from the mountainous Northern Shan State. It later migrated to Northern Thailand as well.
It is a one-dish soup meal made of egg noodles and curried chicken with coconut milk, served with a variety of contrasting condiments. TFD uses a mystic 18 different toppings in his version of this delicious recipe!
A squeeze of citrus also adds tanginess to Khow Suey. The dish is similar to the Burmese noodle dish ohn no khauk swe, literally “coconut milk noodles.”
The dish originated in Burma, but became very popular in both East India and Pakistan with Indians who migrated from Burma during World War II.
Most of the recipes on the Web actually are for the hybridized Indian/Pakistani version – for example, the true Burmese recipe does not use curry leaves and the Indian variants leave out the lemongrass and other southeast Asian and Chinese seasonings.
TFD – of course – does not compromise and gives you perhaps the only authentic version of this delicious recipe!
By the way, if you are visiting this page on an iPhone or iPad and seeing a lot of “blank boxes” where there should be Burmese – sadly iOS 9 doesn’t come with an installed Burmese (Myanmar) font. There is, thankfully, a very easy solution that will enable you to read Myanmar text in native apps such as Safari, Facebook, etc..
You just need to install the ZawGyi font and it couldn’t be simpler to do so. 🙂
To install the ZawGyi Font for iOS, visit the following link using the mobile Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad: http://shwe.co/zawgyi
Click Install when prompted – don’t worry about it saying this is an unverified profile, it’s safe.
Click Install to install the font and voila – perfectly rendered Burmese fonts! 🙂
Battle on – The Generalissimo