Continuing with some of the outstanding food available here in the north of the country. Khao soi [ ข้าวซอย ] is a Burmese-influenced dish served widely in northern Thailand. One of my favorites for its smooth, yet robust flavor.
Northern Thai khao soi is closer to the present day Burmese 'on ne khauk swe', being a soup-like dish made with deep-fried crispy egg noodles, chicken in a curry-like sauce containing coconut milk and served with pickled cabbage, shallots, bean sprouts, cilantro, lime, and ground chillies. The curry is somewhat similar to that of yellow or massaman curry but of a thinner consistency. It is popular as a dish eaten by nearly everyone around Chiang Mai and in northern Thailand, allthough relatively unknown outside of this area.