How to Make Curry Noodles for National Noodle Month

Curry Noodle

Nothing beats a hearty bowl of noodles, especially as winter is coming to a close. March is the official month for noodles and in honor of that, we have a recipe from celebrity chef Jet Tila for some drool-worthy Khao Soi Curry Noodles. So first, get an eyeful of all that deliciousness pictured above and get started.


Khao Soi Northern Curry Noodles


  • 2 tbsp. yellow curry paste
  • 2 tbsp. red curry paste
  • 2 Kaffir Lime Leave (fine chiffonade)
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • ½ cup demi-glace or rich beef stock
  • 1 lbs. beef tenderloin (sliced finger width, about 2’’ long)
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. tamarind paste
  • ½ lbs. fresh flat noodles (boiled, rinsed and drained)
  • ½ cup Chinese pickled mustard greens (drained and thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup shallots (peeled, small diced)
  • 2 scallions (sliced)
  • 1/2 cilantro leaves

How to Make It

  • Heat 3 tbsp of coconut milk in a saucepan to medium and stir curry pastes and lime leaves in.
  • Stir fry for a minute until the paste begins to brown and thicken.
  • Stir in remaining coconut milk into curry paste.
  • Turn heat up until mixture boils.
  • Let boil for 5-10 minutes or until it reduces about 1/4.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer. Add demi-glance, fish sauce, tamarind and sugar.
  • Make sure to taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Add beef filet right before serving.
  • Separate noodles into bowls and ladle broth over each bowl.
  • Garnish with mustard greens, shallots, scallions and cilantro.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Jet Tila

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

1 reply on “How to Make Curry Noodles for National Noodle Month”

This is a dish from Thailand. It’s UH-MAZING if you buy the correct seasoning at the Asian Food Market. If you buy Coconut Milk go to your local Asian Food Market and buy the brand, Aroy-D coconut milk. It’s heavier and creamier for cooking.

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